I discussed Lao American painter Mali Kouanchao in a recent article for Asian American Press.
Asian American Press is the first Asian American publication in Minnesota. Founded in 1982 as Asian Business & Community News, and renamed to the Asian American Press in 1990, and has continued to be a supportive part of the community. They've been doing a lot lately to redesign their website. Be sure to check them out.
I'll have some interviews up there in the coming weeks ahead with some great figures such as Joseph Legaspi, the head of a great Asian American poetry organization known as Kundiman, and Dr. Franklin Odo, who is head of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Program. The poet Ching-In Chen, novelist Ed Lin and the science fiction writer William F. Wu are also coming up soon.