Evocative music and writing by Jordan Vanderbeek conjures a richly textured home, "My Punjab is a small ranch-style home in Northern California...."

THIS WEEK
 

 

 

 

“Who is she? Look longer. What is she thinking? Look deeper. The enigmatic oil paintings of New York-based artist Aya Ogasawara…” An Interview

New York reveals itself through the writing and photography of Santiago Pochat

“I notice that when I speak in my respective languages, I almost transform in tone and personhood.” An interview with the book writer of the bilingual musical Azul Otra Vez (Blue, Revisited)



Stories from previous weeks:

One Undocumented Student’s Journey to Liberation. “When I explore my identities through my writing, I am able to embrace myself…”

An excerpt from Karim Kassem's new book: "The music of a new beginning, the tone of
goodbye. Hello? Are you still with me? Yes. Well, let’s go then...."

A portrait series: "I wanted my project to be a means of looking more deeply into our definition and assumptions about the term immigrant." 


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant -NYTimes
     
  • How Bourdain Helped Xi’an Famous Foods’s Immigrant Owners Live the American Dream -NY Eater
     
  • The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs -The Atlantic
     
  • Immigrant from Laos Finds Success with Washington Restaurant -Learning English
     
  • Immigrants founded more than half of billion-dollar U.S. startups -Axios
     
  • John Leguizamo, actor and playwright: in his own words -Carnegie
     
  • What U.S. Investors Can Learn From An Immigrant Venture Capitalist -Forbes
     
  • 150-Year Wait for Indian Immigrants With Advanced Degrees -CATO Institute
     
  • Artist's hidden message on Ellis Island -CBS NEws
     
  • Review: Horizon’s “Citizens Market” reminds us that we are a nation of immigrants -ArtsATL