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Community & Social

A Review of The War On Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future by Andrew Yang
I like to think that the first nausea was a haunting visited upon me by my Sindhi Hindu ancestors, many of whom were seafaring merchants.
An Interview with Leah Silvieus about her collection Arabilis
"One thing I never expected to pick up from touring was my social justice activism—and I really dove into that world, of all places, at an anime convention." Here's an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Simon Tam's stereotype-flipping memoir on taking a fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
I thought of all the other reasons, implications and annoyances that went with this strange business of changing my name.

Arts & Culture

"Her mother had played Beethoven and Mozart, the only composers she knew, to her in the womb. She’d wanted Sandra to be a prodigy."  
Some of our favorite things from the Asian American community that we discovered this year!
“We have some good news and some bad news."
"He had left his country in haste and hope, and didn’t want to taste the regret..."
"It’s against the rules to talk about the things that hurt me."

News & Politics

The roots of Indian America's conservative politics — and how other Indian diasporas may point to possible alternatives.
Lynn, Massachusetts is home to the third-largest Cambodian American population in the country. 28-year old Cinda Danh could become their first Asian American city councilor.
"I often wonder what King Kalākaua would think of today ... How would he understand the observatories, set to study the heavens at the cost of the gods?" Contributor Madelyn McKeague walks us through the history that led to today's fight to protect the sacred site.
To understand her story, we have to go back to the beginning of Asian immigration exclusion.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang presents an interesting case. Here's what you need to know.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
in Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power by An Xiao Mina

More Recent Posts

“[T]he ocean is a positive place, not, or not only, a transit zone. The ocean’s surfaces and depths have cultural location and consequence, maps and identities, visibility as well as invisibility … ” — Lisa Samuels, “Introduction: What Do We Mean When We Say Transpacific”
Mia Ayumi Malhotra - December 8, 2017
An Interview with F.C. Yee
Evelyn NienMing Chien - December 7, 2017
"From the Voice of the Lady in the Moon"
Jennifer S. Cheng - November 22, 2017
Poet Tiana Nobile on Adoption and Uncovering Submerged Narratives through Erasure
Leah Silvieus - November 14, 2017
Founders of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour
Zahir Janmohamed - November 14, 2017
All we have for divine guidance in this world are the stories our parents pass down, the hope that the rituals we think matter actually do. It’s both comforting and terrifying how fallible our gods are.
Asha Thanki - November 14, 2017
"With all this talk of bars and bullets, you may have forgotten my ethnicity."
Robert Yune - November 9, 2017

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