Johnson’s Store by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | February 18, 2021

Ed. Note: We are proud to present Johnson’s Store, a short story by Charlie Chin.  The kids were excited.  As they drove down the highway, Makoto kept one hand on the wheel and use his free hand to point out the places he remembered.  The little town had put up a few new buildings since…

MOSF 16.1: Happy Valentine’s Day, Christine Crites of Nashville, Wherever and Whoever You Are

By Ravi Chandra | February 14, 2021

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 16.1: Happy Valentine’s Day, Christine Crites of Nashville, Wherever and Whoever You Are February 14, 2021 As the impeachment trial to hold President Trump accountable succeeds only in putting another asterisk next to his name, I find myself emotionally exhausted by the mess: the Republican party’s avoidance of accountability, their…

Hank Aaron: An Inspiration For a Yellow Journalist

By Contributed | January 26, 2021

By William Gee Wong My parents’ restaurant in Oakland, California’s Chinatown wasn’t doing so well in 1954, so 13-year-old me, a waiter when I wasn’t in school, had quite a bit of time on my hand, especially during languid afternoons on weekends. There was always an Oakland Tribune, the hometown newspaper, sitting on a spare…

A Wei Min Sister Speaks – Then and Now

By Contributed | January 25, 2021

Ed. Note:  I read Jean Dere’s essay many years ago and it still retains a power that comes from her candid account of growing up in San Francisco Chinatown/North Beach and how that led to her to become a revolutionary.  The direct tone in her voice, unadorned and passionate, tells you immediately: this is true, this…

Memories of the I-Hotel

By Contributed | January 20, 2021

By Warren Mar. When I was asked to write up my memories of the International Hotel, I agreed before I really knew what I was getting into.  I was not introduced to the I-Hotel as an activist who went there to do political work.  That I happened to be around during the eviction night in…

“Men of Respect” by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | January 18, 2021

East Wind ezine is pleased to present  Charlie Chin’s latest stories.  Charlie brings his signature humor, warmth and affection to three stories that span decades and diverse Asian American experiences. This is part one in that series. To learn more about Charlie Chin,  see the interview we did with Charlie in January 2020:  Charlie Chin,…

Asian American Films – Looking Back at 2020

By Contributed | January 16, 2021

By Frako Loden. What a year! Here we are, almost one year into the coronavirus pandemic and enduring a January packed with more stressful incidents than most entire seasons. But once we get a new president—and more exciting, the first South Asian/African American female vice president! Maybe we can tear ourselves away from the news/social…

Judy Yung: A Yellow Feminist Force

By Contributed | December 28, 2020

By William Gee Wong. Before Judy Yung became a highly respected professor, scholar, and author of Chinese American history, she wanted to be a journalist. That is what she told me on June 19, 2008, the last time she and I had a lengthy, in-depth conversation. Since I hadn’t been in contact with her in…

Public Art Inspires Empathy – NYC’s Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

By Contributed | December 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in AsAm News on Nov. 11, 2020. We are reposting it with the permission of Randall Yip, editor/publisher of AsAm News. To see the article in its original form visit Public artist takes on anti-Asian racism in NYC subway station.  Although the subway station display is no longer available,…

MOSF 15.8: Inferno Canto 2020 – Saying Goodbye to Donald Trump, at the Ninth Circle and Fourth Ring

By Ravi Chandra | December 26, 2020

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.8: Inferno Canto 2020 – Saying Goodbye to Donald Trump, at the Ninth Circle and Fourth Ring By Ravi Chandra December 26, 2020 After Barack Obama won the presidency on November 4th 2008, the 4-11 after 9-11, after the long horror of unjust, unjustifiable and sociopathic wars, 8 years after…