His brother was murdered for wearing a turban after 9/11. Last week, he spoke to the killer. Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot in front of his gas station on September 15, 2001 — a victim of hate violence, four days after the 9/11 attacks. Fifteen years later, Rana Sodhi talked to his brother’s killer.
Rose Pak, a Brash Force for San Francisco’s Chinatown, Dies at 68: Rose Pak, a combative and influential San Francisco Chinatown community organizer focused on Asian American representation in local politics, passed away last week.
The untold stories of Japanese war brides: Kathryn Tolbert, the co-director of the film Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides, remembers her mother and other Japanese women who married American G.I.s in the aftermath of WWII.
Hollywood Under Pressure to Put More Chinese Actors in the Spotlight: Chinese moviegoers are on to you, Hollywood. China’s audiences cheer Chinese performers who secure meaningful roles, but cameos tend to fall flat as “flower vases.”
“Flower Drum Song,” Whitewashing, and Operation Wetback: A Message from 1961: A big-budget Hollywood film with a nearly all Asian American cast, set in Chinatown? With a plot that contains a veiled critique of racist immigration policies? It seems like a dream. But once there was such a film, a lighthearted, fluffy musical called Flower Drum Song.
Director Wayne Wang On ‘Chan Is Missing’ And The Lack Of Asian-Americans On Screen: In 1982, just two years before the release of Sixteen Candles, Wayne Wang released his groundbreaking feature Chan Is Missing — a feature film conceived to shatter stereotypes.
Creating the Chinese Superman Was “Fraught with Landmines”: Gene Luen Yang says his ongoing DC superhero comic, New Super-Man is about freedom, religion, and self-control.
Gene Luen Yang wins a MacArthur grant ‘out of left field, but in the best way’: Gene Luen Yang on his recent MacArthur Fellowship award, and his work as a graphic novelist and cartoonist.
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