Los Angeles Times on Virtually Asian

Essential Arts

Carolina A. Miranda
May 1, 2021


I’m Carolina A. Miranda, arts and urban design columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and it’s the weekend — which means it’s time for the week’s essential culture news: […]

I’ve recently been intrigued by a couple of filmic offerings.

The first: Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania’s fierce Oscar-nominated satire, “The Man Who Sold His Skin,” […]

Second on my watch list is Astria Suparak’s “Virtually Asian” that looks at how Asian-style urban settings and projections of Asian women are employed in Hollywood films, often as cinematic backdrops that are devoid of flesh-and-blood Asian characters. Originally commissioned by the Berkeley Art Center, it is only three minutes long — and well worth checking out.

Read in full at latimes.com: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/newsletter/2021-05-01/essential-arts-largely-latino-free-oscars-in-la-mexican-heart-essential-arts