Russell attracted such a large audience that some attendees sat on the floor, stood in the back of the room, and even watched Russell speak from closed-circuit televisions elsewhere in the bookstore
"It’s very hard to beat someone’s emotional argument with rational facts.”
Much of the evening’s conversation centered on Kristen Roupenian’s attempts to navigate her story’s unexpected fame.
“Many of the creatives that were involved in [‘The Joy Luck Club’] have set a foundation for all the work that has led us to... have successes like ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’”
Here are five fun short stories by Asian-American writers.
Spice up your Halloween season with some spooky short fiction!
I’ve compiled a list of five songs that really slap and are definitely, definitely lesser known and therefore cooler than anything favored by your average Pitchfork fanboy.
I can’t stay silent anymore. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is an awful movie.
“Deadpool 2” somehow avoids crossing the line from funny to tiresome, at least for the most part.
I grew to love it, in time, the beauty of the balanced equation, the quantity subtracted, the triglyceride transformed into carbon and water. But first the simplicity of it seduced me. How easily the body could be revised, how quickly the flesh surrendered to the whims of its inhabitant. A bloodless coup, quiet as a child drowning.
You’re going to kill me, she’d say. Just do the dishes. Come out of your room. Finish your food. Finish your food. Finish your food.
When Jessie J sings about her “dick,” she is calling for a restructuring of phallic inheritance in service of women’s liberation. Does it get more woke than that?
I sought safety in myself, in the protrusion of vertebrae, in the growth of fine pigmentless fur that spread over my skin—any palpable proof of purity.
I had succeeded, and hating decline as much as I did made success a paranoid place.
A skilled raconteur, Khan captivated event-goers with reflections on his early reverence of the United States, the events leading up to his famed speech, and the upstanding character of his late son Captain Humayun Khan.