Gracie Jin
Gracie Jin

China Has Banned 'The Big Bang Theory' For the Very Reason the U.S. Loves It

After the show accumulated more than 1.3 billion views, China's government took it down.

7 Inspiring Books Show All You Can Accomplish by Staying Single

These books show men and women kicking ass — completely on their own.

8 Historic Moments For Women in Literature From the Past Year

These women flexed their literary muscles and turned the male-dominated publishing world on its head.

This Korean-American Author Just Wrote the Great American Novel

Chang-rae Lee's new novel is a beautiful dystopic immigrant tale.

10 New Ways to Read in 2014 That Will Change the Way You Think About Books

These reading resolutions will make 2014 your most literary year yet.

Why 600 Million People Are Watching This Chinese Reality Show

The most popular show on Chinese television is changing traditional ideas of family.

These Beautiful Images Will Change Everything You Think About Modern China

A landmark exhibition of contemporary art is shattering stereotypes of an oppressed China.

2013's 20 Best Books for Every Kind Of 20-Something

The ultimate book-giving guide for all the 20-somethings in your life — from your baby-crazy best friend to the guy who broke your heart.

7 Essential Books That Capture the Young Asian American Experience

Readers of color need writers of color to write the books that will move them.

Why Today's Politics Make For the Best Literature

Last night James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird' won the National Book Award, proving that novels can no longer be dismissed as politically irrelevant.

A Portrait Of the Quintessential Millennial Poet, 24 and in Love

In 1956 Sylvia Plath was 24 and had just met the love of her life. A new book of her drawings beautifully captures the young poet's world as she falls in love.

Meet the Palestinian-American Writer Who's Setting the Record Straight on What it Means to Be an Arab Woman

We spoke with Naomi Shihab Nye last week at the Neustadt Festival about children's literature, Palestine, and the role of Arab American art post 9/11.

Q&A With Mia Couto, The Writer Who Just Won The 'American Nobel Prize'

We spoke with world-renowned Mozambican writer Mia Couto, the newest winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prize is the best predictor of future Nobel Prize winners.

This Palestinian-American Author Just Won An Incredibly Prestigious Prize in Children's Lit

Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 'Habibi' a beautiful tale about the Arab-American experience, was just named the recipient of The Neustadt Festival's children's literature award.

Daniel Alarcón’s New Novel Stunningly Captures Our Restless Generation

Daniel Alarcón's third book, 'At Night We Walk In Circles', captures a generation longing for more than its era can offer.

Jhumpa Lahiri’s 'The Lowland' Shows Immigrant Literature Is Obsolete

Jhumpa Lahiri's Booker Prize shortlisted new novel, "The Lowland," is a story about an immigrant — but don't call it "immigrant literature."

The Man Booker Prize Winner: Why Colm Toibin's 81-Page Masterpiece Should Win

What makes a novel? At 81 pages, Colm Toibin's 'Testament of Mary' is the shortest book to make the Man Booker Prize Shortlist. Here's why it has a shot.

The One Thing White Writers Get Away With, But Authors of Color Don't

Critics are dumbfounded by the fact that Bill Cheng, a Chinese American from Queens, New York, wrote his debut novel about rural Mississippi. Would a white writer have received the same response?