Andrew Lam is an editor at New America Media and author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora (2005, Heyday Books), which recently won a PEN/Beyond Margins Award.
If you think the Buddhist monks challenging the military regime in Myanmar are passive and peaceful, think again.
To live and dine in California, where one in four is an immigrant, is to sit at a global table. And a bland national cuisine is heating up.
When the shooter at Virginia Tech was identified to be Korean American,
other minorities heaved a sigh of relief. But should they?
Vietnam is experiencing its worst crackdown on human rights in decades, and US policy bears part of the blame.
A new "ethnic correctness" is taking hold among minorities that might reverse a rising trend among Asians and others to undergo plastic surgery to look more westernized.
The Iraq War has replaced Vietnam as the emblem of America's worst impulses.
In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.