Arts & Culture

From bestselling authors to up and coming artists, here are the creative leaders in the Asian American community.

Brewing Up Asian American Representation

Brewing Up Asian American Representation

Ever since the White Claw explosion of Summer 2019, hard seltzer has almost become as ubiquitous as a can of beer. The hard seltzer industry is booming, with almost every major beer producer hopping on that wagon. And yet, with almost endless choices and brands, we’re...

Sustainable Farming with Farmer Mai

Sustainable Farming with Farmer Mai

Mai Nguyen grew up in San Diego to refugee parents from Vietnam and studied geography at University of California, Berkeley before becoming a farmer. In between, they have worked on refugee resettlements, farmers markets, and waste management, a journey that’s taken...

“Speak, Okinawa”: A Memoir of Self and an Island’s Collective History

“Speak, Okinawa”: A Memoir of Self and an Island’s Collective History

An East-meets-West romance: Asian woman falls for American military man. It’s a story we know well as “Miss Saigon,” “Memoirs of Geisha,” “Madame Butterfly,” and so on. And it’s a story we’ve been taught to romanticize as Asian women ourselves. Ending in a heroine’s...

Cooking and Community with Quincy Surasmith

Cooking and Community with Quincy Surasmith

Quincy Surasmith has a knack for bringing people together. He's a multidisciplinary artist working on two projects: Eat Kune Do, a pop-up supper club in Los Angeles and “Asian Americana,” a podcast about “slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history.” The...

The Power Of Unrelenting Hope In “House Of Sticks”

The Power Of Unrelenting Hope In “House Of Sticks”

When Ly Tran arrived in her railroad apartment in Queens, New York, in 1993, her new home reflected the empty promises of the American dream. The lack of heat and furniture, along with the looming threat of scarce job opportunities, mocked the ideal of a promising new...

Gathering Around the Table with Asian Comfort Foods

Gathering Around the Table with Asian Comfort Foods

With COVID-19 slowly becoming a haunting memory thanks to the rapid distribution of vaccines, the return of communal dining is on the horizon with the promise of shared summer memories over a meal. After a cold and isolating year alone, connecting over food will be...

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