Asian Americans

8 Books to Read in Honor of Filipino American Heritage Month

From fantasy to nonfiction, a graphic novel and queer romance, here are eight recently published and upcoming books by Filipino authors.

Transmitting Culture: A New Slate of Films Serve as Love Letters to Korean American Mothers

Always Be My Maybe, Searching, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before depict Asian American mothers as worthy of the same care, sympathy, and compassion that they bestow on their children, family, and friends. Read more »

BitchTapes: Asian and Asian American Rock Stars

This week’s BitchTapes features feminist music by artists of Asian or Asian American heritage.  Read more »

A New Day: Can Hollywood and Publishing Maintain the Momentum of #AsianAugust?

Helen Hoang, Lillian Li, and R.O. Kwon offer insight into why Hollywood and the publishing industry are finally beginning to wake up. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In June

We’re six months into 2018, and the great books just keep coming. Read more »

The Ascension of Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao is one of the few Asian women directors getting her just due. Read more »

Mantis Deserves Better: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Continues Abuse of Asian Women In Sci-fi

There’s a long history of Asian women being mistreated in science-fiction and adventure films. Read more »

The Fists of White Men: Orientalism and Yellow Peril in “The Defenders”

We need dynamic Asian characters who exist outside Western/Other binaries. Read more »

The Madame Butterfly Effect: Tracing the History of a Fetish

The perception of sexualized Asian women was informed by a long tradition of Western male writing. Read more »