NEWS: Guns, Classics, War

AAPI-Data: Gun Control is an Asian American Issue / CNN: Meet the Filipino who runs Penguin Classics / NY Times: Bob Kerrey and the ‘American Tragedy’ of Vietnam

CINEMA SUNDAY: Mother & Son in Indiana

Tony Nguyen’s documentary Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory is a short personal film about his mother Giap Thi Nguyen. He describes their strained relationship and presents their family story that grew out of a troubled time in American history. Set in Seymour, Indiana, the movie follows Giap’s final day before she retires…

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY: Recording LBJ’s presidency in pictures

Yoichi R. Okamoto was the first official White House photographer, appointed during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Okamoto was born in New York and became a photographer in the Army during World War II. LBJ, who wanted to emulate John F. Kennedy’s photogenic recording by media photographers, chose Okamoto to be his White House…