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Global Culture

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on global society and culture. For more information on NAM global culture coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org..

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East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

New America Media, blog , Andrew Lam, Aug 14, 2010

New America Now: Between Two Worlds

New America Now, Audio, May 18, 2010

Roxana Saberi talks about her experience in an Iranian prison, Peter Hessler goes Country Driving in China, and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of One Amazing Thing.

Doll Diplomacy Part of SF and Japan's Checkered History

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 29, 2010

Dolls to - and from - Japan became tokens of diplomacy between the US and Japan. They're part of an exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Curator Melissa Rinne and writer Alan Pate tell the story.

The Battle for the Soul of Islam

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 22, 2010

In No god but God, author and professor Reza Aslan challenges the "clash of civilizations" mentality that has distorted our view of Islam and explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion.


When a Language Dies

India Currents, Commentary, Vidya Pradhan, Mar 29, 2010

The last speaker of a tribal language in India just died. For an Indian-American it raises issues about the role language plays in transmitting culture, especially in a different country.

New America Now: Health Care Lessons, To Kill A Tiger, Shanghai Celebration

New America Now, Audio, Mar 26, 2010

Frank Sharry looks at the connection between health care and immigration reform, Jid Lee is the author of To Kill A Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the war, and a new art exhibit on the city of Shanghai has opened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

Learning to be Latina

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 25, 2010

Imagine you are a pop star with an "ethnicity problem" viz. you are Arab American in post 9-11 America. Playwright Enrique Urueta says there is a way out. You can "Learn to be Latina" - that's the title of his funny, raunchy and insightful play at at the Impact Theater in Berkeley. Listen to Urueta discuss Learn to be Latina.

The Jews in Modern China

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 24, 2010

Linda Frank discusses the Jewish diaspora in modern China. She is the chair of the Jews in Modern China exhibit at the Presidio Officer's Club in San Francisco.

Sailor Moon Plays Japantown on Saturdays

SF Public Press, Conor Gallagher, Mar 22, 2010

Every Saturday afternoon, Maria Watanabe takes the stage in Japantown's Peace Plaza to sing and dance as the anime character Sailor Moon.

New America Now: Stimulus Impact, Lost Souls, Learn to be Latina

New America Now, Audio, Mar 19, 2010

Charlene Muhammad discusses the impact of the stimulus on black households, Lost Souls by Monika Navarro is a new documentary about Mexican deportees, and playwright Enrique Urueta is the author of Learn to be Latina

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