Review of Light Years From Home by Mike Chen – For Goodreads, I briefly fan out over – what is now – my favorite novel, by the author known for writing sci-fi with feels.
Review of Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala – For Goodreads, I provide my thoughts on the second book of this Filipino American cozy mystery series.
Why Boba Fett’s Character Development Matters – For The Nerds of Color, I defend the direction that was taken with this iconic “Star Wars” character in the latest, live-action series.
The Authors of “Rise” on Documenting Three Decades of Asian American Pop History – For the Center for Asian American Media, I speak with the three authors of this upcoming, comprehensive book exploring Asian America from the 90’s to the 2010’s.
Review of A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger – For Goodreads, I give a brief rundown on my impression of the sophomore novel of this visionary Lipan Apache writer.
Your Script Produced Announces Season 2 Quarterfinalists – My screenplay, “Time and Time Again,” is announced as a quarterfinalist for this screenplay competition.
Your Script Produced Announces Season 2 Semifinalists – My screenplay, “Time and Time Again,” is announced as a semifinalist for this screenplay competition.
Review of We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen – For Goodreads, I go over my thoughts about this latest novel from the thoughtful sci-fi author.
Paolo Montalban on Memories of ‘Cinderella’ and the Making of a Filipino American Musical – For The Nerds of Color, I interviewed the actor known for playing Prince Christopher in the 1997 version about his time working on the film, as well as about his latest movie musical that’s currently in the film festival circuit.
Review of A Beginning of the End by Mike Chen – For Goodreads, I provide my take on the sophomore novel of one of the most thoughtful science fiction authors of the present day.
CAAMFest Alum Cathy Yan on the Fantabulous Experience of Directing “Birds of Prey” – For the Center for Asian American Media, I interview this director-to-watch on the making of the latest entry into the DC Extended Universe.
Christina Hodson on Writing the Diverse, Girl Gang Story of “Birds of Prey” – For the Center for Asian American Media, I converse with the woman behind the writing of the story for this latest entry into the DC Extended Universe.
The Missing Episodes of Disney’s ‘Andi Mack’ – For The Nerds of Color, I dive into this oversight on Disney+ in the three months since its launch, and how a recent push for change can inspire a potential, similar outcome.
Review of For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran – For Goodreads, I give a glimpse of my impressions on this surprisingly humorous series of essays about the most un-Hollywood of Hollywood stars.
Breath of Writing (VIVID: Lauren Lola) – In my screenwriting debut and in collaboration with Asiatic Productions, the film explores the struggles I endure on a daily basis as a writer and why I choose to keep going anyway.
Review of This Is Paradise: Stories by Kristiana Kahakauwila – For Goodreads, I give my general impression on this debut collection that gives a very real look at Hawaii.
Actor Charles Melton Discusses Filming “The Sun Is Also a Star” – For the Center for Asian American Media, I sit down with the “Riverdale” star as he gives me a deep analysis of his role in the upcoming teen drama.
Review of Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen – For Goodreads, I give a brief rundown of my thoughts on this debut novel that will surely tug on the heartstrings.
Actress Nichole Bloom Discusses Her Journey to “Superstore” at CAAMFest 37 – For the Center for Asian American Media, I did a cover story on the conversation with one of the lead actors of the NBC hit series on how she got her start and her journey in acting.
The Stars and Director of “Always Be My Maybe” on Creative Collaboration and Love for San Francisco – For the Center for Asian American Media, I sit down with Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Nahnatchka Khan to discuss the making of this upcoming Netflix rom-com.
Review of I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn – For Goodreads, I go over my general impressions of this author’s first venture into the YA genre.
defining the fil-am identity with lauren lola – I was recently interviewed for a feature profile for Asienne Magazine. I talk about living life as a mixed race Filipino American, my journey as a writer, and my desire to collaborate with Wong Fu Productions on a short film one day.