New Amer­i­ca Media edi­tor Andrew Lam is the author of Per­fume Dreams: Reflec­tions on the Viet­namese Dias­po­ra (Hey­day Books, 2005), which recent­ly won a Pen Amer­i­can Beyond the Mar­gins” award, and East Eats West: Writ­ing in Two Hemi­spheres. His next book, Birds of Par­adise Lost, is due out in 2013. He has lec­tured wide­ly at many insti­tu­tions and universities.
Feature
Privacy Is Lost, and We Are All To Blame
Where will the next generation of Americans draw the line on surveillance?
Feature
How China Changed After Tiananmen Square
China remains as politically oppressive as ever, but there has been a sideways revolution.
Feature
The Tragedy of Self Immolation: No One Cares
If a monk lights himself on fire and nobody watches, has he made a protest?
Feature
Vietnam’s Legacy
On the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a snapshot of those who left.
Feature
Immigrant Rage
What drove the Tsarnaev brothers to violence?
Feature
Why Humans Have a Better Chance Than the Dinosaurs
The deadly 10-ton meteorite that hit Russia on Friday shows how cosmic threats can galvanize humanity.
Feature
A Child’s Christmas in Dalat
The author remembers his first Christmas, in 1969 Vietnam.
Feature
After Newtown, Teachers Are the Heroes
As we honor the teachers of Newtown, let's take a moment to honor all teachers.
Feature
Ssh…Thanks-Givin
A Vietnam War refugee's first Thanksgiving.
Feature
Obama, The Post-Colonial President
With Obama's election, and again with his reelection, an internalized threshold for subjugated people was breached.
Feature
The Genius Behind Gangnam Style
A Korean rapper has gotten 430 million Youtube hits by flipping the script of globalization.
Feature
From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage
The anti-Mohammed film by 'Sam Bacile' reveals the dark side of social media's power.
Feature
Millions of Environmental Refugees Stuck in Limbo
As environmental catastrophes increase, the fate of millions of refugees remains in doubt
Feature
9/11 and the American Dream
Given the erosion of civil liberties since 9/11, is coming to America still worth the journey?