She puts on long, droopy earrings and stares back at me in the mirror. Try these, she says, and hands me a pair of danglies. You have perfect ears, she says. Look, she says. Perfect. Look at your earlobe.
I wanted to compile oral histories from Asian Americans with different experiences of that label and different ideas of what it means.
Chappelle's casual and conversational performance style in this special has a very specific function: It gets the audience on his side.
Zhajiangmian is a dish that is at the core of Beijing culture and of three generations of women in my family.
There was once a young woman named Zlata hailing from a far away land. A land that was neither real nor unreal. This land of origin was a blissful safe haven, and was all that she knew—she knew nothing of …
When West Africans resettle in the United States, Europe, or elsewhere, the tension disappears and they take on one identity, as Guinean, in a new foreign land. I am interested in exploring the factors that suddenly leads to unity and eventually the formation of a community in the foreign land but doesn’t seem to happen in their own home country.
Sometimes I look at my computer screen, at all of the words that I’ve written and all of those that have yet to show themselves to me, and I have the sense to think that I’m looking into a cracked mirror that I don’t quite comprehend.
"I have felt within Venezuela throughout my entire life while spending all of my twenty outside of it. In an attempt to finally understand what happened to the beautiful country in my mother’s stories, I begin to ask questions and start memorizing her recipes."
In conjunction with the release of "Fire in the Lake," the third annual volume of creative writing from NYU's Prison Education Program, the editors answer questions from NYU Gallatin students.
"On balconies, in silence, my mind swaying with the music, / I’m thinking where does the ocean end and the sky begin? I’m thinking / when does the morning bus leave? I’m thinking how much for one more drink?"