Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

SinoVision speaks to Chinese MFA student Lisha Jiang about perceptions of comic illustrations and creating them for a living in the U.S. and China.

Japanese New Year Marked

Japanese New Year Marked

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Traditions January 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

The Japanese New Year was celebrated with family activities at Japan Society on Jan. 25, one of many CelebrAsia NYC events planned for early 2015.

Keith Kelly with his books, on Jan. 17. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A History Lesson Through Taekwondo

African American, Culture, East Asian, Metro Area January 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A New Jersey high school teacher is publishing a series of children’s books told through the eyes of an African-American boy and his Korean taekwondo instructor, reports Korea Daily.

Channel C production team (Photo courtesy of Channel C via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Make Short Film to Show Cultural Differences

Culture, East Asian January 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese students are posting an 11-minute documentary and other videos to a YouTube channel to show cultural differences between them and U.S. students, Sing Tao Daily reports.

McSorley's Old Ale House. (1912 Painting by John French Sloan, via Wikipedia)

Checking out Manhattan’s Irish Hangouts

Culture, Food, Western European January 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

New York’s Irish pubs, old and new, as well as some cultural centers, are the subject of an article in Irish Central.

Domício Coutinho (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

A Missionary for Brazilian Literature

Culture, Featured Posts, South American January 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Domício Coutinho studied to spread the word of God, but ended up promoting the work of Brazilian writers through the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts in New York, which he founded.

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

Artists Respond to Police Brutality

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video January 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

A new multimedia exhibit in Brooklyn allows artists to voice a response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and others.

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.

Making Art from Toys

Making Art from Toys

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Japanese artist Shu Ohno makes sculptures from toys and other found objects and calls them “The Doodles.”

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island, one of the many locations that "culture vultures" can enter for free with the new NYC Muni ID (Photo via Brooklyn Based)

Attention ‘Culture Vultures’ – Check out NYC’s Muni ID

Culture, Immigration, New York January 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Brooklyn Based highlights how the new NYC Muni ID will be a boon because of its many free memberships in cultural institutions.

Exterior of John Avelluto's Bay Ridge bar, the Owl's Head. (Photo by Daniel Stein-Sayles via City Limits)

In Brooklyn, Unequal Support of the Arts

Brooklyn, Culture January 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In New York’s hip borough of Brooklyn, some neighborhoods receive paltry support for the arts, City Limits reports.

Displaying ‘Assembled Realities’

Displaying ‘Assembled Realities’

Culture, New York January 7, 2015 at 1:57 pm

SinoVision interviews photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao at his Museum of the City of New York exhibition, which features panoramas that are “completely impossible images.”

Ingrid Griffith (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Guyanese Artist Tells An Immigrant’s Story

In a one-woman show, Ingrid Griffith plays 18 characters as she tells the story of coming to the U.S. from the Caribbean nation of Guyana.

Erik Maldonado, aka The Advocate of Wordz, performing at An Beal Bocht on Dec. 10 (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Advocate of Wordz: A Poet of the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Erik Maldonado, aka the Advocate of Wordz, promotes poetry in his native Bronx – performing, encouraging other poets, and inspiring youth to write, reports The Riverdale Press.

Illustration by Teófilo Olivieri for "Pérez and Martina" in "Puerto Rican Folktales/Cuentos folclóricos puertorriqueños," wirtten by Lisa Sánchez González

A New Spin on Old Puerto Rican Folk Tales

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican December 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Updating and enlivening familiar stories, University of Connecticut English professor Lisa Sánchez González recently published “Puerto Rican Folktales.”