The MacArthur Fellowship is kind of a prestigious thing. You get $500,000 doled out over the course of 5 years, with no strings attached. It's meant to provide the financial freedom for people who "show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future"--an artistic and scientific license of sorts. You can't apply for a MacArthur Fellowship, the … [Read more...] about An-My Lê Wins MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship
The following blog originally appeared on VNHELP's blog. To see the original post, click here. VNHELP is nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance to Vietnam, focusing on individual and community building by tackling the key education and health needs of Vietnam’s poor. How innovative is Vietnam? This is a simple question that can be … [Read more...] about How Innovative is Vietnam?
Snap Judgement is one of my favorite radio shows (story telling with a beat y'all), and Thao Nguyen is my favorite Vietnamese American singer (she braves bee stings and all). Naturally, Snap Judgement x Thao Nguyen is something that gets my little fan girl heart a flutter. In the latest episode of Snap Judgement, themed "Absolution," Thao shares the story of her grandmother … [Read more...] about Absolution: Thao Nguyen on Snap Judgement
Official figures about the Asian American community from the 2010 Census were recently released, so now it's time to check up on the Vietnamese American community. According to the data, the number of people who identified as Vietnamese Americans climbed 42%. There are now 1,743,433 people in America who identify as Vietnamese alone or in combination with another race or … [Read more...] about Census Check: How’s the Vietnamese American Population Looking?
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the triple catastrophes that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. While we often read about how quickly Japan has been able to clear out the debris, how some of the destroyed roads have already been repaved, and how some ports are even opening up for businesses again, the reality is that thousands of people are still missing or … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: Children of the Tsunami