asian-american

Film

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is an Opulent, Over-the-Top Piece of Film History

It's an important movie for Asian Americans, and it's also an enjoyably batshit tour of insane wealth.
Nicole Clark
8.16.18
Books

The Asian American Literature That Got Me Through 2016

A year full of xenophobia and yellowface was brightened by brilliant new fiction by writers of Asian descent.
R. O. Kwon
12.20.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Expected to Name Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, could become the first Asian American woman to ever hold a cabinet position.
Lauren Messman
11.29.16
Art

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.16.16
Music

How 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice Became a Worldwide Sex Symbol

2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.
Zachary Schwartz
7.23.16
Art

Demonic Geishas Wrestle Ghoulish Reptiles in These Anime-Inspired Murals

Lauren YS visually explores her nomadic ways in a series of comic-strip style street art.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.19.16
Culture

The Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers

Real talk between writers Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan on race, writing, parents, sex, and the ongoing creation of the Asian American canon.
Karan Mahajan
7.5.16
Film

Why Being an Asian American Rapper Is So Hard

The new documentary 'Bad Rap' explores the complicated struggles of the Asian American rap scene.
Sarah Springer
4.15.16
Music

Asian Rap's Biggest Fan Is a White Guy from Staten Island

The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves.
Zachary Schwartz
1.10.16
Stuff

Realistic Asian-Americans Have Finally Arrived on TV

Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series <i>Master of None</i> confirms we're in the golden age of Asian-American representation in Hollywood.
Victoria Namkung
11.14.15