Big Bob – A Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | October 18, 2021

Big Bob by Charlie Chin. Posted Oct. 18, 2021. Introduction: This month’s story by Charlie Chin takes us on a noirish journey through New York Chinatown replete with the twists and turns that only Charlie can provide.     The Chinese year of the Rat, 4682 fell on the Western calendar year, 1984, February 2,…

MOSF 16.6: Asian America – from Alienation to Allyship, Reconciliation and Palpable Belonging

By Ravi Chandra | October 9, 2021

Memoirs of a Superfan Vol. 16.6: Asian America – from Alienation to Allyship, Reconciliation and Palpable Belonging October 9, 2021 Ravi Chandra, M.D. No one wants to be defined solely by their struggles or what was done to them. But struggling and having things done to us is a big part of being Asian American.…

Reflections on “Wong Sinsaang” on its 50th anniversary

By Contributed | October 7, 2021

By Eddie Wong. Posted on October 8, 2021. I had the great pleasure and honor of producing my first documentary film 50 years ago as part of UCLA’s Ethnocommunications Program. The film was “Wong Sinsaang,” a 12-minute profile of my father, Wong Moon Tung, a laundryman in Hollywood, CA. Looking back at the entire process…

MOSF 16.5: On OnlyFans, Hardasses, Badasses, the Abrahamic Faiths, and the Great Vehicle of Liberation and Compassion

By Ravi Chandra | September 18, 2021

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 16.5: On OnlyFans, Hardasses, Badasses, the Abrahamic Faiths, and the Great Vehicle of Liberation and Compassion September 18, 2021 Ravi Chandra, M.D. Every prominent hardass in our psychic and relational lives births necessary badasses, or alternately, painful, soul-murdering psychic defeats. Hardass controls come to us in many religious and cultural…

Sounds that Bind in Boyle Heights: Memory, Belonging, and Multiracial Histories in a Los Angeles Neighborhood

By Contributed | September 18, 2021

By Celia Viramontes. Posted Sept. 18, 2021 Boyle Heights is a place of bridges Stories crossing Stories never end From a broken past into the future Boyle Heights A place we’re free again “Boyle Heights: A Place of Bridges”[1] So begins Nobuko Miyamoto’s song to Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles community that became home following…

The Wakame Kid by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | September 15, 2021

A short story by Charlie Chin. Posted Sept. 15, 2021. Intro:  Charlie has done it again! A wry and wonderful tale, part fancy all funny.      Coconut Bowling is probably the biggest secret that AAPI community has.  Legend says it started in Hawaii.  It came to the Mainland after WWII and quietly spread throughout the…

“1975” by No-No Boy: Music of the Asian American Experience

By Contributed | September 14, 2021

By Peter Horikoshi. For those who haven’t heard of No-No Boy or Julian Saporiti and you like country/folk music with a message or you have been wondering where the Asian American songwriters have gone, you’re in for a treat. For those who have heard the album “1942” or have seen the band live, you know…

Pennsylvania APIs Lay Groundwork for Victories in 2022: An Interview with Mohan Seshadri, Co-Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance.

By Contributed | September 8, 2021

Posted Sept. 8, 2021. Asian American and Pacific Islander voters certainly made their mark in the 2020 elections, delivering critical votes in Pennsylvania, where Biden/Harris beat Trump/Pence by 1.2% and Georgia where the Democratic margin of victory was only .23%.  APA voters are also the fasting growing electorate in key battleground states such as Arizona…

HUNG LIU: A Painter’s Painter (February 17, 1948 – August 7, 2021)

By Contributed | September 8, 2021

By Lenore Chinn. Posted Sept. 8, 2021. Words alone cannot express the bittersweet sadness at the untimely passing of our beloved artist and friend, Hung Liu. On the eve of what would have been a crowning achievement to her illustrious career with the opening of a solo show at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, “Hung…

A Tale of Two Summers

By Contributed | September 2, 2021

By Abe Ferrer. Posted Sept. 2, 2021. As we trundle headlong into another season without measurable rain in Tha City of Angels (or anywhere else, for that matter — climate change is real, folks), another thing seems real: the lack of a distinctive sound to help us define what is shaping up to become a second FULL YEAR…