Filmmaker Mira Nair talks about the difficulties of making a movie starring a Muslim protagonist and the conversations surrounding it.
If there was ever literary proof that the need for love and validation drives all human actions, then Peter Tieryas Liu’s haunting collection of short stories would provide it.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s renowned chief medical correspondent, tackles the world of fiction with his latest book, Monday Mornings.
The impetus for So Yong Kim’s career in filmmaking was simple, and she’s aimed to keep it that way ever since.
Kelly Tsai’s play Say You Heard My Echo explores faith and connectivity in the lives of three Asian American women post-9/11.
Full disclosure: This past weekend, I spent my Saturday night in New Jersey in the company of something like tens of thousands of screaming tween girls, their equally excited mothers, and plenty of iPhone-wielding dads who gave each other knowing looks across the aisle. A friend of mine was working on a story about Justin Bieber, or more specifically, his signature hair swoosh, and so as part of the reporting process, I found myself at the Prudential Center in Newark, head bobbing to Bieber’s tunes and marveling at the epic proportions of a YouTube craze gone viral.
These days, masculinity in the media is taking on forms other than the Old Spice guy’s booming voice and log-rolling antics -- try ballet dancers and grand jetés in place of He-Man and power-punches. Bruce Beresford's Mao's Last Dancer is the kind of film that many Asian Americans have been long waiting to see following the questionable representations found in films like The Hangover and The Last Airbender (comical angry Asian mob bosses and sinister villains, respectively).
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