Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Why I Teach

Opinion | Why I Teach – The New York Times Being a good teacher is hard. So is maintaining democracy. Our political leaders should take note. My employer, the University of Southern California, requires me to teach a general education course every year. Although I sometimes resent the obligation, most of the time I am […]

Close the Curtain on ‘Miss Saigon’

Opinion | Close the Curtain on ‘Miss Saigon’ – The New York Times Why is a musical that perpetuates a Western fantasy of Asians as small, weak and effeminate people still so popular? LOS ANGELES — “Miss Saigon” is revived and on tour again, playing in a theater near me. This is exciting news for […]

Why We Struggle to Say ‘I Love You’

Viet Thanh Nguyen writes about the Asian-American family dynamic and struggles in this New York Times Opinions article. For many Asian-Americans, the phrase belongs to the wonderful world of white people we see in the movies and on television. Is it true that Asian-Americans cannot say “I love you?” The striking title of the writer […]