‘Skin molted like a lazy adder/while sinew pooled like glue.//Bone fractured next/like desert rose glass/then melted too.’

By Tom Phan
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A local art exhibit turns a feminist gaze on Muslim and Sikh women’s head coverings.

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Chinese American writer H.T. Tsiang’s final novel is a Marxist, feminist, pro-immigrant satire of the American Dream. It was published 80 years ago.

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From two World Wars and Partition to 9/11 and India’s Modi, the search for stories that help find our way out of the dark

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Dissecting the violence of state, warfare, and language

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The newspapers were quick to christen the members of the underground movement with new names: subversives, communist insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, rebels. Yet in my mind, they were simply family.

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Palestinian American community organizer Aber Kawas reflects on #IMarchWithLinda and putting the spotlight on those who are less visible

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‘When we bury someone, cremate them, mark their grave, thousands of miles from their place of birth, we are in some ways promising that we will return to them and that we will return them.’

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‘I was still getting used to the place—how quiet the suburbs are, how calculated in their quietude.’

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Karen Ishizuka’s ‘Serve the People’ tells the story of a radical period in Asian American activism, and compels us to ask, where does that lead us now?

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A local art exhibit turns a feminist gaze on Muslim and Sikh women’s head coverings.

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The newspapers were quick to christen the members of the underground movement with new names: subversives, communist insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, rebels. Yet in my mind, they were simply family.

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Chinese American writer H.T. Tsiang’s final novel is a Marxist, feminist, pro-immigrant satire of the American Dream. It was published 80 years ago.

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Palestinian American community organizer Aber Kawas reflects on #IMarchWithLinda and putting the spotlight on those who are less visible

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‘When we bury someone, cremate them, mark their grave, thousands of miles from their place of birth, we are in some ways promising that we will return to them and that we will return them.’

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From two World Wars and Partition to 9/11 and India’s Modi, the search for stories that help find our way out of the dark

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‘I was still getting used to the place—how quiet the suburbs are, how calculated in their quietude.’

Essays

Dissecting the violence of state, warfare, and language

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Karen Ishizuka’s ‘Serve the People’ tells the story of a radical period in Asian American activism, and compels us to ask, where does that lead us now?