Arts & Culture

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

Junie Kim Finds Herself in a Cross-Generational Tale

Junie Kim Finds Herself in a Cross-Generational Tale

In “Finding Junie Kim,” Ellen Oh ties together family history and contemporary events. The middle grade novel follows Korean American 12-year-old Junie Kim who faces depression and discrimination. Even with supportive parents, Junie struggles to deal with those...

How Jonny Sun Evolved by Learning to Say “Goodbye, Again”

How Jonny Sun Evolved by Learning to Say “Goodbye, Again”

Jonny Sun isn’t the same as he was four years ago. But then again, none of us are. When we first spoke in 2017, Sun had just written his first book, “Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too,” and was running a successful comedy Twitter account. Some things remain...

Romance Novels for Your Reading Pleasure

Romance Novels for Your Reading Pleasure

Love is in the air, and a dose of it could cure boredom during these pandemic times. Love is also far from a fairy tale and these novels recognize it. There is the awkwardness of dating. There is intervention from maternal figures. There is also the sweetness of...

Lazy Sundaes’ Recipe for Sweet Success during a Pandemic

Lazy Sundaes’ Recipe for Sweet Success during a Pandemic

Food, design, fashion, and cute animals: when Tammy Na and Amber Luan first met at Boston University in 2008, they bonded over these interests and decided they would eventually do “something” together. Over ten years later, that “something” is now Lazy Sundaes, a...

SPONSORED POST: Finding Home & Belonging in “While I Was Away”

SPONSORED POST: Finding Home & Belonging in “While I Was Away”

For many second-generation Americans, visiting the “motherland” can be a jarring experience. We’re initially delighted to be around people who look like us and speak like us — only to find out the way we dress, pronounce words and behave are all “wrong.” That, even in...

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee’s novel “Everyone Was Falling” takes place in 2016, when racism, trauma and violence increased on the verge of Trump’s election. Reading the novel— which was released in September 2020 — after another election has passed feels foreboding yet affirming. ...

Teach Your Kids Chinese with Habbi Habbi

Teach Your Kids Chinese with Habbi Habbi

Mandarin was my first language, and for the first 18 years of my life, I heard and spoke it enough at home and church to consider myself fairly proficient. But after high school, my opportunities to use the language dwindled quickly. By the time I became a parent, I...

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