NNHS Alum Liesl Tommy Wins OBIE for Directing!

Liesl Tommy

Congrats to Newton North High School’s own Liesl Tommy who won an OBIE for directing! Liesl Tommy on Directing APPROPRIATE from Signature Theatre on Vimeo. Liesl Tommy won a directing Obie for “Appropriate.” The Obies, which honor work Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway, were presented by The Village Voice in a ceremony at Webster Hall. From the […]

Institutional Racism in Schools and Workplaces

How To Have An Informed Conversation About Racism In America Without Sounding Racist Racism in the United States continues to be a huge problem, especially because so many people refuse to acknowledge that it exists, but do you ever think maybe that’s because the media focuses too much on the wrong kinds of racism? How […]

College Scholarships for Chinese Americans

Chinese Historic Society of New England /J.S. Waterman & Sons-Warning-Langone 2014 Scholarship

Chinese Historic Society of New England /J.S. Waterman & Sons-Warning-Langone 2014 Scholarship Two scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors of Chinese ancestry entering a New England college this fall. Each scholarship is $500 per year (renewable for 3 additional years.)  Criteria for Eligibility: Chinese ancestry Resident of a city or town in Eastern Massachusetts […]

FREE Boston Area Photography Workshops

FREE Boston Area Photography Workshops

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America”  presents FREE Boston Area Workshops with photographers Todd Lee Xiaotong Duan and Christopher Huang! Register here Like to take photos or videos? Learn how you can honor the 145th anniversary of the Golden Spike—ceremonial joining of the transcontinental railroad, which excluded Chinese Railroad workers. Register for […]

Where are You From? Trying to figure out what kind of Asian you are

Has anyone ever asked you where are you from trying to figure out what kind of Asian you are? This hilarious video by Ken Tanaka turns it on end. This video got 5 million views the first month it went up. Guess I’m not the only person who finds this question so annoying.

World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

Come celebrate the World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

9-MAN WORLD PREMIERE Independent Film Festival Boston Sunday April 27th, 1pm Somerville Theatre, main screen 55 Davis Square Advance tickets ($1 cheaper)   The Chinese Historical Society of New England and the Boston Asian American Film Festival/AARW host a special reception in Davis Square following the screening at the Somerville Theatre, part of the Independent […]

WSJ: The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

Paramount, the studio behind “Breakfast” has now acknowledged Yunioshi as such a toxic caricature that its canonical “Centennial Collection” DVD release of the film includes a companion documentary, “Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective,” which features Asian American performers and advocates in conversation about the role’s lasting cultural impact and the broader context of Asian and […]

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

Hair Wars: The Politics of Hair ‘YOU CAN TOUCH MY HAIR’ Exhibit

I’m Asian American and I’ve never really given that much thought to my hair … except that one time. I was on the swim team in high school in Southern California and my hair, from being outdoors in a chemically treated pool three hours a day, bleached out from solid black to dark, dark brown […]

White Privilege and Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS

white priviledge

White Privilege is having the prevalence and importance of the English language and finding amusement in ridiculing people of colour/immigrants for their accents and their difficulty in speaking a language that is not their native tongue. I had a long conversation with Pulizer nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Mitch Zuckoff. Our […]