Gone Incognito

Faced with a racist pickup line, the speaker of Jia Oak Baker’s poem chooses playfulness over outrage.

How Can Asian America Ever Be Represented in (White) American Media?

Matthew Salesses offers an adoptee’s take on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and explains the hope that comes with seeing someone like yourself in a leading role.

Love Letters

The tragedy of national and family histories collide in Jung Hae Chae’s tribute to her grandmother.

Everything I Never Told You

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” By Celeste Ng

Asian American Males: Shattering the Stereotype

Nick Ng on why he doesn’t want to be labeled as an “Asian American.”

What Type of Asian Are You? (Video)

Sometimes the best way to teach people about racism is with humor… Well, these filmmakers definitely accomplished that!

Excerpt from SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS, by Kirstin Chen

“I clamped my arms to my sides in an attempt to hide the sweat stains. ‘She’s very bright,’ Uncle Robert added, as if describing a puppy or a small child. He leaned in close like he was sharing a secret.” By Kirstin Chen

Zombie Holiday

In this installment of Matt Salesses’s “Love, Recorded:” loneliness, recorded.

Halloween Is for White People

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?

Should Authors Write Characters Outside Their Race?

Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.

The Place Where We Were

“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.

The Neighbor

“She looks into my living room as if to glimpse someone behind me. No one should be there.” By Jimin Han

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman


“Until they moved to America, Sanh never realized how rarely he spent time alone with his son.” By Aimee Phan

An Excerpt from THE COLLECTIVE, By Don Lee

“A yellow dipper, a paddy melt, a Chiquita muncher. California slang for white chicks who want a taste of Asian.” By Don Lee

Former ESPN Editor Apologizes for “Chink In The Armor” Headline, Says Wasn’t Meant to Be Racist

“I’m so sorry that I offended people. I’m so sorry if I offended Jeremy.”