Famine and Gratitude: thoughts on Thanksgiving – Kristin Chang

My hometown doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. In a city of pho restaurants and Chinese groceries and one H-Mart that brags it’s open 365 days as year (the sign in 5 languages), everything is open on Thanksgiving. No one takes a break or eats turkey or bakes pies, and when I was little, I was ashamed of…

5 POETS TO READ THIS FALL – Kristin Chang

Grappling with everything from identity to immigration to cyborgs, these 5 poets prove that poetry contains multitudes.  Delving into the intimacy of the self and landscapes of history, these poets use their craft to prove that the personal is political, and that poetry isn’t just relevant, it’s everything we need right now.  As the poet…

TBT: An Epic Emmy Recap – Jana Smith

Every September the Television Academy honors television’s finest writers, actors, producers and creative extraordinaires at its annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Stephen Colbert did not fall short of memorable moments.