From New York to Los Angeles and smaller cities in between, we often pass the homeless. While we may sympathize with their plight, few know their names.
Dozens of people drawn together by the senseless fatal beatings of four homeless men in New York Chinatown didn’t allow them to leave the earth without being remembered. … Read more
By Shirley Lew, AsAmNews Staff Writer
(Editor Note: Shirley Lew met one of the victims of a brutal killing that left four dead in New York’s Chinatown this weekend. She gave this eulogy at a vigil for the victims yesterday)
My friend Kim and I thank you for coming to today’s vigil, to remember the … Read more
By Jana Monji
Two women trying to earn money to support their elderly parental figures are the focus of two very different films: Ms. Purple and Hustlers. You’ve undoubtedly heard about Hustlers, which has had real pole dancers at special screenings and benefited from its high-profile stars: Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. Ms. … Read more
By Jana Monji
(Editor’s Note: Ms. Purple is slowly rolling out across the country after making the rounds on the festival circuit. It opened this weekend in Baltimore, Santa Barbara, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, Plano, Honolulu, Portland, Columbus, Oakland, Las Vegas, Bethel Quad, Washington, San Diego, Cincinnati, and Austin. You … Read more
Written by playwright Susan Hyon, Soo-Jin’s Pretty Nails (and more!) is a production about unhappy Korean American children in the suburbs of Pennsylvania. According to Patch, the show is a dark comedy inspired by the writer’s experience as the youngest of four children in her family.
The performance features two women, Soo-jin and Susan. … Read more
Big Brother host Julie Chen questioned ousted contestant Jack Matthews during his exit interview this week about racist comments he made about his housemates.
Matthews referred to Isabella Wang, the only Asian American houseguest on the reality program, as “the rice pudding” during an episode in late July.
“I appreciate you … Read more
By Jana Monji
The caveat for Asian Americans is that what we’re told is an East-West problem may not be that at all. Such is the case with The Farewell, Lulu Wang’s fictionalized account of an actual lie. In the film, the grandmother has terminal cancer, but she’s told her condition is benign and … Read more
Bing Liu and Diane Quon who produced the acclaimed documentary Minding the Gap are two of the many Asian Americans in contention for an Academy Award tonight.
Liu won an Independent Spirit Award for the film which centers around three teen skateboarders and their travels … Read more
A woman upset that a mom and her son stopped in her Los Angeles community of Playa Vista for coffee hurled a racist rant at the pair, reports KTLA.
“What are you. He doesn’t even look human,” the woman said on video. “Get off our street. You … Read more
Harvard is facing a lawsuit in connection with the 2015 suicide of student Luke Tang, reports the Harvard Crimson.
The lawsuit filed by Tang’s parents accuses the university and its employees of “negligence and carelessness.” They are asking for at least $20 million in damages.
“As a direct and proximate result of Harvard’s negligence … Read more