When Mu Performing Arts convenes a discussion tonight about Ordway’s production of Miss Saigon, the focus will undoubtedly be on how Asian women continue to be portrayed in American and European musical theater as deferential objects of desire. That narrative of an “exotic” Asian woman who is beautiful, submissive, and conveniently self-sacrificing is a repeated Read more

There’s a new music video out that’s extremely insulting to Asian/Pacific-Islander women. Filled with sexually explicit lyrics, the video poses a dilemma for artists who want to decry it. That’s because of the Catch-22 of the Internet; by looking at something, you ultimately are supporting it. On social media, any attention is good attention. The Read more