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Anne Anlin Cheng by Shivani Radhakrishnan
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For the writer and theorist, psychoanalysis provides a “surprising and generative” vocabulary to examine Asian American history and the “ambivalences of racial interactions and identifications.”

Anne Anlin Cheng by Shivani Radhakrishnan
Anne Anlin Cheng Gray

For the writer and theorist, psychoanalysis provides a “surprising and generative” vocabulary to examine Asian American history and the “ambivalences of racial interactions and identifications.”

Hypnotic and Historical Power: Taibach Interviewed by Alex Lau
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The anonymous industrial music duo on engaging the ideological minefield of US-Taiwan-China relations.

Loneliness, Longing, and Inherited Grief: Jean Kyoung Frazier Interviewed by Kayla Maiuri
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A slacker novel that fights against the philosophy of brokenness, one Hot Cheetos bag at a time.

The Bodily History We Inherit: K-Ming Chang Interviewed by Jen Lue
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A novel that possesses the spirit of an oral history and the imaginative possibility of a human tiger tail.

Connective Threads: Sugar Vendil’s A Vocal Record by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.

Fool’s Gold: C Pam Zhang Interviewed by Sarah Rose Etter
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The debut novelist on writing a novel that reimagines an otherworldly Western with a new focus on gender and immigration.

State of Reflection: Alexandra Chang Interviewed by Kyle Lucia Wu
Book cover of Alexandra Chang's Days of Distraction

On writing about the tech industry, interracial relationships, and Asian American historical figures.

Weird Political Fiction: Charles Yu Interviewed by Gabe Hudson
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On writing a novel in screenplay format, the possibilities of humor, and the plurality of Asian American identity.

Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
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The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Music
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With contributions from Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, Aakash Mittal, and more.

Love is Something We Inherit: Yanyi Interviewed by Sarah Sala
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The poet on the myth of total knowledge, resisting answers, and the anxiety of completion.

The Story of Our Lives Do Not Have Faces: Sally Wen Mao Interviewed by Anne Anlin Cheng
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The poet on her new collection and how a person lost to history can survive in the imaginary possibilities of art.

No Community Is a Monolith: Vanessa Hua Interviewed by Mary Wang
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The writer on working across genres, exploring the nuances of transnational identities, and resisting the expectations of a single, Chinese American narrative.

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