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“Voices of Our Vote” Album Makes Music for Change

“Voices of Our Vote” Album Makes Music for Change

An Asian American ensemble comprises this new album urging people to engage in politics, from 18MillionRising.

By Veronica An
Women’s Trains and Men’s Candy: Traveling in Japan

Women’s Trains and Men’s Candy: Traveling in Japan

Riding the women-only trains in Tokyo and pondering its relation to sexism at home in L.A. and New York.

By Veronica An
Book Review: Max Celebrates Chinese New Year

Book Review: Max Celebrates Chinese New Year

It’s a simple plot and just one of Max’s adventures in the series, which typically focus on casual events and activities.

By Nicole Stempak
Astute Film Speaks to the Asian American Experience

Astute Film Speaks to the Asian American Experience

Gregory Houghton’s film explores growing up foreign in a culture you’re claiming as your own.

By Veronica An
The New Face of the Asian American Voter

The New Face of the Asian American Voter

Asian Americans could be a voting force, but they need help.

By Veronica An
Toying with the End of Life in Lisa Dring’s ”Death Play”

Toying with the End of Life in Lisa Dring’s ”Death Play”

Lisa Dring’s play explores how to live life when coping with loss and death.

By Veronica An
Saving Face: Mental Health in the Asian American Community

Saving Face: Mental Health in the Asian American Community

“A conversation can create a lot of change.”

By Veronica An
Gaining Perspective Through Childrenswear

Gaining Perspective Through Childrenswear

Moving to L.A. with $1,000 to her name, Ahyoung Kim now designs childrenswear at her own label.

By Veronica An
<em>The Sympathizer</em> Book Review: An Ambivalent Look at the Vietnam War

The Sympathizer Book Review: An Ambivalent Look at the Vietnam War

“… a thrilling journey through his refugee and resettlement experiences.”

By Veronica An
A Feast for Young Imaginations

A Feast for Young Imaginations

Jealous gods, fighting monkeys and sumptuous foods highlight this books appeal.

By Justin McCraw
Charles Rahi Chun Dishes About Sony’s Contentious <em>Interview</em>

Charles Rahi Chun Dishes About Sony’s Contentious Interview

The actor discusses the film’s release and Hollywood diversity.

By Sean Fitz-Gerald
5 Must-Watch Korean Movies Before You Die

5 Must-Watch Korean Movies Before You Die

When not playing bingo, I’m often watching Korean films on Netflix. These are the five best.

By Guest Post
Hello Kitty Celebrates 40 Years of Cute

Hello Kitty Celebrates 40 Years of Cute

Hello Kitty continues her global domination of cute 40 years running.

By Veronica An
See Ryan Potter in San Francisco Nov. 15 at 2:20 p.m.

See Ryan Potter in San Francisco Nov. 15 at 2:20 p.m.

See the star of Disney’s “Big Hero 6” today in San Francisco.

By Justin McCraw
Ryan Potter and Disney Lead the Diversity Pack with <em>Big Hero 6</em>

Ryan Potter and Disney Lead the Diversity Pack with Big Hero 6

The Asian-American actor is making progressive waves with his role as a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian protagonist in one of Disney’s biggest projects to date.

By Sean Fitz-Gerald
“Milkshake” Set to Show at New Filmmakers

“Milkshake” Set to Show at New Filmmakers

Film depicts a family’s struggle to stay together after terrible loss.

By Justin McCraw
“99 Histories” Delivers at Its Los Angeles Debut by Artists at Play

“99 Histories” Delivers at Its Los Angeles Debut by Artists at Play

99 Histories delivers an impactful message that’s especially relevant to L.A.’s changing demographic.

By Veronica An
99 Histories Now Playing in Los Angeles

99 Histories Now Playing in Los Angeles

Julia Cho crafts a brilliantly executed tale that weaves family drama and memories into a compelling play.

By Veronica An
“John Apple Jack” Is the Love Story You Thought You Already Knew

“John Apple Jack” Is the Love Story You Thought You Already Knew

Everything good about gay cinema with half the saturated hype.

By Alexander P. Dimmick
Literary Lots Returns to Cleveland This Summer

Literary Lots Returns to Cleveland This Summer

Vacant lots give way to children’s imaginations this summer in Cleveland.

By Justin McCraw
“2 Girls | 1 Asian” Isn’t as Racy as It Sounds

“2 Girls | 1 Asian” Isn’t as Racy as It Sounds

What do you get when you put two half-Asian girls under the same roof? Something sweet.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, June 3, 2014

Media Releases, June 3, 2014

Television dominates our list this week, with three DVD-based releases and one independent film.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, May 27, 2014

Media Releases, May 27, 2014

Sometimes, you only need one movie to fill the void of a work week.

By Justin McCraw
Our Favorite Excerpts From Eddie Huang’s “Fresh Off the Boat”

Our Favorite Excerpts From Eddie Huang’s “Fresh Off the Boat”

“Whether you accept it or not, when you’re a visible Asian you have a torch to carry because we simply don’t have any other representation.”

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, May 20, 2014

Media Releases, May 20, 2014

A few TV shows and one song contribution round out this week’s offering.

By Justin McCraw
“Fresh Off the Boat” Not the Only Asian-American Sitcom in 20 Years

“Fresh Off the Boat” Not the Only Asian-American Sitcom in 20 Years

ABC’s sitcom has others to compete with, but the field is far from saturated.

By Justin McCraw
All-Asian Oliver Sets Sights Off Broadway

All-Asian Oliver Sets Sights Off Broadway

More than 60 Asian-American contributors will put on the show.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, May 13, 2014

Media Releases, May 13, 2014

Kina Grannis, Kishi Bashi and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart bring music to your ears.

By Justin McCraw
It Came From Netflix: White Frog

It Came From Netflix: White Frog

Harry Shum Jr. gives a short but poignant performance, as Booboo Stewart steals the show.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, April 1, 2014

Media Releases, April 1, 2014

There’s plenty to love in this week’s Asian-American new release DVDs.

By Justin McCraw