Looking At The Impact of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Looking At The Impact of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally coming to Netflix, (all three seasons to be exact) on May 15th! This is honestly the best news to receive during quarantine, other than receiving that ‘I’m outside’ text from your delivery guy. So let’s recap the reasons why we love this show so much and its impact.

Wikipedia Hosts Edit-a-Thon to Fill in Asian American Literature Gaps

Wikipedia Hosts Edit-a-Thon to Fill in Asian American Literature Gaps

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Wikipedia is filled with information provided by users, and it gets around eighteen billion views each month. Anyone has access to editing a Wikipedia page to add in any crucial information. In the past, this has led to Wikipedia being seen as an unreliable source of information. Who knows what people are adding and if it’s even true? No one takes the time to consider that because anyone can go in and add information it means that certain subjects are sorely lacking. In response to this, Wikipedia hosts Edit-a-Thon’s to make sure the necessary information finds its way onto world …

Apple Adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’ in the Works

Apple Adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’ in the Works

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Remember last time I shared my serendipitous encounter with new novels on the morning 7 train? One book on the list is Korean American author Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel Pachinko. Well, the news has just been released that the novel is going to be adapted into TV series!     Pachinko was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for fiction and was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2017. Six companies fought for the rights, however in the end, the king of technology-Apple-won, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be among the most expensive in …

Three Asian-American Writers You Need To Be Reading!

Three Asian-American Writers You Need To Be Reading!

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Do you like to read Asian American writing? If you do, YES, you are with me now! If you don’t, OK, this booklist will totally change your vision and life. Three red-letter Asian American writers and their books: Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats, Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange, and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life.   My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki Images via Smith College and Goodreads Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker, and Zen priest. Before her writing career, Ozeki had worked in the TV industry for ten years and produced a documentary Halving the Bones (1995). This working experience as …