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Self-Actualization Realism is the New High Fantasy - INTO
From Intense Yearning to Just Unraveling - INTO

Fragments of the Asian Diaspora: On New Novels
            by Julie Otsuka and Jessica Au
- Los Angeles Review of Books
Queer Superiority Complex or Well-Earned Snark?  - INTO
“To Paradise” Isn’t About Gay Suffering:
            It’s About Daddy Issues, Disability, and Homonationalism - INTO    
AAWW IG Lunch: Instagram Live interviews with
            Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao
            Hoa Nguyen
            Eric Nguyen
            Kaveh Akbar
Just Two Beautiful Asian Bimbos: Interview with Jean Chen Ho - BOMB Magazine
Droning Across Postcolonial Borders: An Interview with Alex Quicho - AAWW's The Margins
Winking Away Diasporic Anxiety: On Anthony Veasna So’s “Afterparties”  - INTO    
The Embarrassing Whiteness of Being in “The Atmospherians” and “Bunny” - INTO 
Voices in the Archive: An Interview with Monique Truong - AAWW's The Margins  

essays

Inside Kei Concepts, Los Angeles' Vietnamese-Owned Food Empire - Vietcetera
Forecasting the next stage of #freelanceflailing amid so many failed labor relations - National Sawdust
            Part 1: Interpersonal harm is a predictable horror of the art world
            Part 2: If me valuing myself sounds like a threat, your power trip has already gone too far
Trans in Trumpland Shows the Benefits, and Limits, of Glossy Representation - Vanity Fair
Looping a refrain, following the ripple - Danspace Project Journal
moving, unknown / vague ideas around the thing itself: an artist statement - Diacritics
For Freelance Artists, Workers Compensation Is Usually Out Of Reach - The Establishment
Giving back by giving it up: on gentrification, reparations, dance, etc.
            (Part 1 & Part 2) - Center for Humanities

profiles / interviews

Collective Mythmaking: interview with zavé martohardjono - BOMB Magazine
Artist NIC Kay seeks balance during the pandemic - ESPN's The Undefeated
That Feeling of Up: Kyle Marshall on RISE - The Shed
Suiting up the Queer Community (with Thúy H. Nguyen) - Shondaland
Weaving a Golden Thread (with Tina Gong) - Shondaland
Definitions and Connections: A Conversation with Johnnie Cruise Mercer - In Dance
In Conversation with Brother(hood) Dance! - Critical Correspondence

on dance

On 7NMS' A Prophet’s Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist - Baryshnikov Arts Center
On Bobbi Jene Smith's Lost Mountain - Baryshnikov Arts Center
On Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheRedProjectNYC 's process memoir 4 - Danspace Project Journal
a written response plus an interview with Johnnie!
The Work Is Never Done' at MoMA: enacting and obscuring archives - The Brooklyn Rail
Making and Shaping Work as Artists and as a Cohort - Culturebot
The Dance World Isn't Welcoming to Non-Binary Artists - Dance Magazine
Dancers are Choreographers, Too. It's Time for Dance Criticism to Reflect That - Dance Magazine
Mixed Means and Precarious Performance: Dancers on Nick Mauss's Transmissions - The Brooklyn Rail
Pay to play: the costs of carving new space for dance - The Brooklyn Rail

poems

"bezel bleed" and "nom nom norm" - Flypaper Lit
"bốn bạn bán bốn bàn bẩn, ha" - AAWW's the Margins

+ a short story!

dead skin - 17th Street Review

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