Blog Archive: June 2015

Blog Archive: June 2015

How 'Orange Is The New Black' Fails Its Asian Characters

“Groundbreaking” is a word often used describe Orange Is The New Black, and it’s not an entirely unwarranted description. The show highlights a broad spectrum of body types, races, sexual orientations, and genders within the walls of Litchfield Penitentiary, women who are otherwise under- or mis-represented in the media.

"Wong Street Journal" and the Value of Activism

Writer, comedian, performance artist, actor, and master seamstress, Kristina Wong summons the energy of a full cast in her latest one-woman show, "Wong Street Journal," interacting with a set she sewed entirely by hand. Much like her previous works, “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Asian Vaginas End Racism,” “Wong Street Journal” promises whip smart social commentary, a deep earnestness underneath LA-bred irony, and outrageous humor.

The Talks: "Crush The Skull" Writer & Director Viet Nguyen

There were two previous short films, "Crush The Skull" and "Crush The Skull 2", both released on Wong Fu's Youtube channel, both released during the Halloweens of 2011 and 2013, respectively. I found both of them to be excellent shorts: well done, hilarious and filled with suspense. How did those two shorts come about?

June Lit: Excerpt from THE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD by Matthew Salesses

Matthew Salesses's new novel The Hundred Year Flood (Little A) explores the relationship between Tee, an adoptee reeling from the recent death of his uncle and the knowledge of his father's infidelity, and a Czech artist and his wife. Having fled to Prague, Tee encounters ghosts, love, and, of course, the titular flood, while struggling to find something to hold on to and somewhere to belong.

We are pleased to offer this early chapter of Salesses's book, and hope you enjoy it! The Hundred Year Flood will be available on September 1.