Local/Express: Asian American Arts and Community in 90s NYC (Table of Contents)

Table of Contents | Order   1 Curtis Chin, Terry Hong, Ed Lin, R.A. Villanueva & Ocean Vuong Walking Tours of 90s NYC 3 Jeff Yang Foreword: The Torchbearers: How a Bunch of ‘90s Kids Reinvented New York, Asian America—and Themselves The Big Apple 9 Purvi Shah Synapse Maps After our Brooklyn apartment building is broken [Continue Reading…]

Ambiguously Brown: Interviews & Songs

Fuck, “I like Wu-Tang?” How‘m I supposed to break that shit down? Which side of the Dave Chapelle racial draft am I on? Perpetual question for someone like me who’s mixed or as I like to put it “ambiguously brown.” * My son Nikko Sencer-Mura and I examine the mixed race identities of four artists—including [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…]

Special Issue on Mixed Race

Covers by Ricardo Yamamoto, Simrat Kang AALR’s special issue on mixed race, coming in Fall 2013, is not simply a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur–inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners. All contributions to the issue are [Continue Reading…]

Call for Proposals: Special AALR Issue on Mixed Race:

Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s special issue on mixed race, due out in Fall 2013, won’t simply be a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that [Continue Reading…]

Mixed Race Initiative

SPECIAL ISSUE ON MIXED RACE Four members of the great initiative team, clockwise from top left: Tyrone Nagai, Art Director; Melissa Poulsen, Project Coordinator; Emilio Eusebio, Student Intern-Editor; and Michele Troutman, Student Intern-Editor. Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s [Continue Reading…]