Andrew Lam

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.

When Monks Get Mad When Monks Get Mad

If you think the Buddhist monks challenging the military regime in Myanmar are passive and peaceful, think again.

Sep 28, 2007 / Editorial / Andrew Lam

More Like It Hot More Like It Hot

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.

May 29, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam

Let It Be Some Other ‘Asian’ Let It Be Some Other ‘Asian’

When the shooter at Virginia Tech was identified to be Korean American, other minorities heaved a sigh of relief. But should they?

Apr 17, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam

US Silence Muzzles Vietnam’s Dissidents US Silence Muzzles Vietnam’s Dissidents

Vietnam is experiencing its worst crackdown on human rights in decades, and US policy bears part of the blame.

Apr 13, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam

Body Language Body Language

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.

Mar 30, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Andrew Lam

An American Tragedy An American Tragedy

The Iraq War has replaced Vietnam as the emblem of America's worst impulses.

Feb 28, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam

American Dream, Downsized American Dream, Downsized

In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

Feb 6, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam

Iraqi Refugees Find No Haven in US Iraqi Refugees Find No Haven in US

The 3 million refugees fleeing the Iraq war and insurgency will find no welcome mat here.

Jan 23, 2007 / Feature / Andrew Lam