Projects with Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Mir Tamim Ansary

Interview with Mir Tamim Ansary, conducted by Leila Nadir. Mir Tamim Ansary is the author of Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan, Destiny Disrupted and West of Kabul, East of New York, among other books. For ten years he wrote a monthly column for Encarta.com and has published essays and commentary in the [Continue Reading…]

Projects With Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Ariana Delawari

Interview with Ariana Delawari, conducted by Zohra Saed Ariana Delawari is a multi-media artist. She is a musician, director, actress, and photographer. Delawari’s critically acclaimed album Lion of Panjshir was recorded in both Kabul and Los Angeles and was partially produced and mixed by filmmaker David Lynch. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, [Continue Reading…]

Projects with Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Mariam Ghani

Interview with Mariam Ghani, conducted by Zohra Saed Mariam Ghani has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships; grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center; and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Exhibitions and screenings include the Rotterdam, transmediale and CPH:DOX [Continue Reading…]

On Mexipino Foodways: Essay & Photography

[cincopa AkMALTL00MDO] By Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. Growing up Mexipino in San Diego, California, I spent a significant amount of time in the kitchen.  We had a large household that included our immediate and extended family from both sides.  Cooking food for five to ten people at any given time was a chore, but one [Continue Reading…]

Projects by Afghan-American Writers and Artists, edited by Zohra Saed and Leila Nadir

For AALR’s special issue on mixed race, we brought together a series of interviews with Afghan-American writers and artists alongside essays and multimedia artworks about lived experiences of hybrid ethnicity. We approached hybridity as a marker of mixed ethnicity as well as a characteristic of media, disciplines, and history, flooding boundaries and breaking down categories. It [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Ted Chiang (Part Two)

AALR proudly presents the final installment of our series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang. All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Ted Chiang

AALR proudly presents a new series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang. All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes of speculative and [Continue Reading…]

Dispatches from the Symposium: Douglas S. Ishii

The Coherent Incoherence of Asian American Difference By Douglas S. Ishii Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Director Konrad Ng thanked the artists and authors of “Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image and Word” via remote introduction for their work that “sustains narratives critical to understanding the Asian American experience.”7 The term “Asian American” here [Continue Reading…]

To Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione | Ed Delos Reyes

Allegiance: A Review Dear Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, Very rarely do I go to the theatre and feel the emotions brought about by seeing Allegiance. The experience itself felt like an adventure, an uncommon glimpse into a world heavily draped in shadow. It is billed as a story about the Japanese family living in [Continue Reading…]

After the Symposium: From Korean to KYOPO: Notes for Girls in Transition

Angie Kim on The KYOPO Project   The flight from Seoul to New York is fourteen hours. * Fourteen hours is not enough time to memorize all fifty Essential Phrases in your “All the English You’ll Ever Need!” book. Seven or eight phrases, maybe. Nine, at most. * Holding your pee for fourteen hours because [Continue Reading…]