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In Tama’s No-Frills Space, the Filipino Food Is Anything But

At a new restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, every dish comes with a careful presentation, and a story.

Published: June 15, 2017 at 05:30AM

Food By LIGAYA MISHAN… 65 more words


When Assimilation Isn't Enough

by Cheryl Marcelo

Mirrors show me a different version of myself depending on where I am. When I taught abroad, I saw a young woman advancing in her professional career; in Philadelphia, I saw someone who confidently led peers in advocacy and professional development initiatives at Temple University; in unfamiliar places, an adventurer hungry for new sights and smells. 2,217 more words


'ROUND MIDNIGHT: a tapestry of four diverse lives set against 50 years of a changing Las Vegas

’Round Midnight

By Laura McBride

Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: May 2, 2017

374 pages; $25.99

In just two novels, Laura McBride has become the unofficial Laureate of Las Vegas, depicting life on and beyond the Strip in vivid, occasionally wrenching detail. 762 more words

Book Reviews


In what I believe is the first photograph of me that exists, there is a woman standing behind me who is neither my mother nor my lola (with whom I lived with for the first year of my life). 1,369 more words

‘Filipinos don’t cook as much anymore’

Recently ‘The FilAm,’ a new online magazine for Filipino Americans in New York, featured an interview with Erwin Santos, President of FilStop.  Here are highlights from the article: 407 more words


OUR STORIES--Thelma Virata de Castro

Last fall I attended a memorial service at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. Umeko Kawamoto was born on November 16, 1920 and lived for almost 96 years. 539 more words

Playwrights Blog

FilAm Creative's Notable Firsts of 2016

Ever since my parents plopped me down in front of a television set as a toddler, I have noticed a steady growth of Filipino American faces and characters on the small screen.   2,308 more words