Why Do Asian-Americans Remain Largely Unseen in Film and Television?

“Having been raised on a mediocre diet of American television and mainstream Hollywood movies, I can count on one hand the actors of Asian descent who made an impression on me growing up. Their performances have stayed with me, like a novel you may never read again but pack with you every time you move.”

Published: Nov 6, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,499 words)

How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making

Accompanied by photographs taken by Mickalene Thomas, The New York Times’ T Magazine profiles Carrie Mae Weems for its 2018 Greats issue.

Published: Oct 15, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,547 words)

Solange, the Polymathic Cultural Force

For T Magazine’s 2018 Greats issue, Ayana Mathis interviews vocalist Solange Knowles as she prepares to release a new album.

Published: Oct 15, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,826 words)

Jay-Z and Dean Baquet

Hip hop artist and activist Jay-Z sits down with Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, for a wide-ranging conversation about O.J. Simpson, therapy, race, misogyny, and sexuality, with annotations by Times culture writers Reggie Ugwu and Wesley Morris.

Published: Nov 29, 2017
Length: 29 minutes (7,355 words)

Park Chan-wook, the Man Who Put Korean Cinema on the Map

Novelist Alexander Chee profiles Korean director Park Chan-wook as part of T: The New York Times Style Magazine‘s “The Greats” series, which also includes six other cover profiles: Roxane Gay on hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, Hanya Yanagihara on designer Dries Van Noten, Lin Manuel Miranda on lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Manohla Dargis on actor Amy Adams, Dave Eggers on writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Randy Kennedy on sculptor Claes Oldenburg.

Published: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,102 words)

Nicki Minaj, Always in Control

Author Roxane Gay profiles hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj as part of T: The New York Times Style Magazine‘s “The Greats” series, which also includes six other cover profiles: Alexander Chee on Korean director Park Chan Wook, Hanya Yanagihara on designer Dries Van Noten, Lin Manuel Miranda on lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Manohla Dargis on actor Amy Adams, Dave Eggers on writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Randy Kennedy on sculptor Claes Oldenburg.

Author: Roxane Gay
Published: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,303 words)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young African Immigrant

Writer Taiye Selasi profiles novelist Yaa Gyasi and visual artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, both African-born, Alabama-raised creatives, whose work complicates the notion of blackness in America.

Published: May 8, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,987 words)

Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

The most amazing chef you’ve never heard of is Jeong Kwan — a 59-year-old Zen Buddhist nun who cooks in a remote temple south of Seoul, South Korea.

Published: Oct 16, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,456 words)