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I Am Not Bilingual

Dan Truong | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Truong

I know that being Asian is more than being able to speak a language and more than outward appearance. While I've never been proud of it, I know my loss of language is just another narrative in the Great Asian-American Story, and that it's not a narrative exclusive to just me.

Free Speech or to Be Free of Speech?

Simon Tam | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Simon Tam

We should not let the fear of a football team regaining trademark registration justify the suppression of rights for other groups.

On Being Quiet and Asian

Quiet Revolution | Christine Tan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

I’ve always been quiet. I was the child reading alone during playtime, the girl hanging out at the library after school, and the teenager lost in he...

Yellow Peril Supports Black Power

Dan Truong | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dan Truong

There's this photo that's been circulating online which shows Asian men holding up a sign that reads, "YELLOW PERIL SUPPORTS BLACK POWER." The photo was taken in 1969 during a rally in Oakland supporting Huey Newton.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

The Culture of Spa Called and It's Mad!

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Harding-Bond

As a spa professional I am often highly disappointed in the level of service delivered at Five-Star spas and resorts. I'm an American living in Ba...

19 Ways To Spot A Fake Chinese Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

You might want to rethink what you're putting between your chopsticks.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

6 Reasons Why Taiwan Should Be On Your Bucket List

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Growing Up Asian

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

One intrepid boy finally gathered the courage to welcome the new alien in their midst, coming up to me and saying, quite eloquently, "Ching chang ching chong choo." Ever the clever linguist, I responded by smacking him on the head with a Tonka truck. I

What The SAE Scandal Taught Me About Racism In My State

Anna Eldridge | Posted 05.16.2015 | Teen
Anna Eldridge

I was about 7 years old then and didn't know it, but that single act would change my perspective on myself for years to come. Was being Chinese a joke? Was my race something to ridicule?

5 Tasty Japanese Recipes To Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season

Caroline Phelps | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Here are 5 simple and delicious Japanese recipes to honor springtime.

Poet Timothy Liu Discusses Coming Out, Mormonism, and Non-Possessive Love

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

After reading Timothy Liu's latest book of poetry, Don't Go Back to Sleep, I knew I had to interview him immediately. We met for soup in Chinatown and talked about poetry, coming out as a Mormon, and non-possessive love.

It's Time To Up Your Instant Ramen Game

Epicurious | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

Can anything be done to punch up instant ramen?

Halloween Interlude

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Crisped whispers from the leaves above remind me that it's a SoCal fall. Gone before you know it. Some of the leaves hold on to genetic memories and defiantly turn red, but most of them have given up, yellowed and rustled a goodbye to their mates as they float down.

10 Best Non-Sushi, Non-Ramen Japanese Restaurants In NYC

Caroline Phelps | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Here is a list of exceptionally good Japanese restaurants offering specialties other than the beloved sushi and ramen -- Itadakimasu!

Why Candidates Shouldn't Ignore Asian-American Voters

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population, and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.

Moving to New York Made Me Asian

Lisa Bernier | Posted 10.22.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

At first I was confused. Then I thought, "Wow, New York is really racist." But then I realized: The difference between New Yorkers and everyone else is that they say out loud what everyone else is thinking. Most of the rest of the country, including my hometown, need to catch up.

How to Make Red Bean Ice Cream From Scratch

Food52 | Posted 11.01.2014 | Taste
Food52

This is easily one of the best ice creams I've made (or had!) to date.

8 Reasons Why Elephants Are People, Too

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Okay, fine -- elephants aren't *actually* people, but these similarities will surprise you.

An Inside Look at America's Diverse Travelers

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Cesar M. Melgoza

By taking language preferences, historical tours and tailored resources into consideration, attractions can ensure that vacationers are having the most fulfilling experience possible while maximizing their profits.

The Perfect Salad Recipe That Will Make You Eat Kale With Pleasure And Abandon

Jennifer Segal | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

It's meant to be a side dish, but if you're anything like me, you'll probably find yourself eating the whole lot of it for dinner.

Voyage of the New World

Mark Eveleigh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Mark Eveleigh

Her looks might be respectfully olde-worlde but Dunia Baru (New World) has brought hundreds of years of Sulawesi shipbuilding traditions to a level of near-perfection.

A Hidden Tragedy: Mental Illness and Suicide Among Asian Americans

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Asian Americans have excelled higher education in the last few decades. What's barely explored, sadly, is the darker narrative, that subterraneous stream that runs parallel to this shining path to academic success: stress, disappointment, depression, and mental disorders.

Lupita Nyong'o and America's Complicated Relationship With Beauty

Nia Hamm | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices
Nia Hamm

She has admitted publicly that it took her years to equate herself with beauty. One need not look much further than her character "Patsy" to understand why.