• Viet Thanh Nguyen, 1st Asian American Pulitzer board member, on how his new role transcends literature

    Viet Thanh Nguyen’s life changed when he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2016 for his startling debut novel, “The Sympathizer.” In recent years, Nguyen, the hypervisible Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, became a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, received a MacArthur Fellowship (commonly known […]

    Date: Oct 06, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How textbooks taught white supremacy

    Historian Donald Yacovone, an associate at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and a 2013 winner of the W.E.B. Du Bois medal, was researching a book on the legacy of the antislavery movement when he came across some old history school textbooks that stopped him cold — and led him to write a different book. […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Local Asian American artists respond to the pandemic in new Fondren exhibit

    Now on display in Fondren Library, Houston Asian American Archive’s “Faces in the Pandemic” exhibit explores Asian American experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through dynamic visual art, fostering reflection and discussion on relevant topics of racism, isolation, history and intersectionality. The exhibit explores a history of Asian American discrimination from the early 1800s to today […]

    Date: Sep 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • US Open winner Naomi Osaka challenges viewers to ‘start talking’ about racial justice

    Professional tennis star Naomi Osaka said after winning the U.S. Open for a second time that her decision to wear masks during the tournament honoring Black Americans who have been gunned down was part of an effort to “make people start talking” about racial justice. Osaka, who wore seven such masks during the tournament this year, on Saturday […]

    Date: Sep 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Lucy Liu To Star In Drama ‘Rosemead’ Based On L.A. Times Article ‘A Dying Mother’s Plan’

    EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-nominated actress Lucy Liu has signed on to star in the upcoming dramatic feature Rosemead directed by Eric Lin. Marilyn Fu (The Honor List, The Sisterhood of Night, Amazon Studios’s upcoming adaptation of 500 Words or Less) wrote the screenplay based on the award-winning Los Angeles Times article “A Dying Mother’s Plan” written by Frank Shyong. Based on a true story that took place in the […]

    Date: Sep 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • ‘Mulan’ 1998: A Moment of Joy and Anxiety for Asian-American Viewers

    Though the original Disney movie was culturally significant, it came out in a film era when people of color were routinely tokenized. Disney’s new live-action “Mulan” is coming at a time when the entertainment world is still feeling tremors from the success of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Parasite.” It was a very different landscape when […]

    Date: Sep 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • At Ally Maki’s Asian American Girl Club, All Are Welcome

    Long before Ally Maki appeared in movies and TV shows like Toy Story 4, Cloak & Dagger, and Wrecked, the Japanese American actress was hitting the club. And no, not the high heels, music-blaring, vodka cran kind of club, but actual extracurriculars. “When I was younger, I was totally the club girl, and not the club girl who’s going to the […]

    Date: Sep 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens

    Danny Satow was walking home from a stroll around her neighborhood in Federal Way, a suburb just south of Seattle, when a heavy object slammed into her chest. A car whizzed by and a disembodied voice yelled a racial slur against Chinese people. The car melted into the rush of traffic, and Danny leaned over to […]

    Date: Sep 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Kelly Marie Tran on being the first Southeast Asian actress to lead a Disney animated film

    For Asian Americans across the country, the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians was an event: People bought out theaters, held watch parties, and celebrated its box office triumph. And it was no different for Kelly Marie Tran. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker actress says she and all her Asian girlfriends giddily reserved tickets for the 2018 movie, […]

    Date: Sep 01, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0