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Tyrese's Private Benihana Is The Ultimate Birthday Hotspot

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste

A mere mortal who loves Benihana might gather friends and family to celebrate a birthday over the hibachi chain's famous onion volcanos and shrimp to...

No, I Don't Watch Shows With South Asian Leads Because I'm Indian

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Brown Girl Magazine

With diverse writers rooms, minority characters are well developed. They are no longer tokens -- they are nuanced, relatable characters with multidimensional interests, robust storylines, and realistic interactions with the world.

Me and Aziz Ansari

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Watching that scene, watching the show, I felt Yang and Azari weren't just speaking for South Indian-Americans and Asian-Americans, but for all children of immigrants, all of us whose parents have been reluctant to talk about their past and poured everything into trying to launch their children into an American future.

On Solving Bigger Problems in Life

Chris Castiglione | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Chris Castiglione

This year, I'm committed to solving big problems. Important problems. Problems worth living for.

5 Stars Who Seriously Killed It In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment

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Why Watching Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" Will Teach You More About Millennials Than a Thousand Whitepapers

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

For those of you who don't know him, Aziz Ansari, got his start as a comedian and is best known from his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Recently, he wrote and starred on a Netflix-released series called "Master of None."

Black Characters Matter

Devin E. Haqq | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Devin E. Haqq

If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?

All Those Sexist Stories In 'Master Of None' Are Based On Real Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

Image: Netflix Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen "Ladies and Gentlemen," Episode 7 of "Master of None," go watch and then come back. Aziz Ansa...

Aziz Ansari: Men Need To Pay Better Attention To Women’s Experiences

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

Aziz Ansari has some awesome words of wisdom for men everywhere.   In a Nov. 11 interview with The Daily Beast, Ansari talked about his ne...

I Bet Your Parents Care About You More Than You Realize

Aziz Ansari | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Aziz Ansari

My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I'm really relieved this all worked out. On Tuesday night, after we did Colbert together he said: "This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you."

11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.

Watch Aziz Ansari And Stephen Colbert Joke About The Lack Of Diversity On TV

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

It's always refreshing to see a celebrity use their platform to bring attention to something worthwhile -- like a discussion about representat...

Aziz Ansari Just Said The Sweetest Thing About His Parents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty

Aziz Ansari's real parents, Shoukath and Fatima, are in Master of None, his new Netflix comedy show. Actually some might say they are stealing the sh...

Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

"Indians on TV," the fourth episode of Aziz Ansari's "Masters of None," acts as a kind of thesis statement for the entire superlative series, ...

Aziz Ansari's 'Master Of None' Hilariously Captures The Immigrant Narrative

Aneri Shah | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Aneri Shah

The dilemma that second-generation immigrants face in Master of None is at the center of a broader question that all young adults face: How do we take this remarkable privilege we have and make something out of it?

Aziz Ansari Can Do A Killer Bobby Jindal Impression

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

Keeping up with all of the GOP presidential candidates gunning for the Republican nomination is tough. Most of the media's attention has focused...

Aziz Ansari Slams Unwritten Minority Casting Rules In New Netflix Series

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment

In conversation with Jon Hamm at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Monday night, former "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari talked about his upcom...

Today Is Treat Yo Self Day, The Best Day Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment

On October 13, 2011, an episode of "Parks and Recreation" introduced a beautiful concept: A day, not our birthday nor any other holiday...

Jennifer Lawrence And Aziz Ansari Give New Meaning To #FriendshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment

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JLaw, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari And Chris Pratt Are Our New Favorite Squad

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence and her new BFF/writing partner Amy Schumer hung out with master hair braider and "Jurassic World" star Chris Pratt and funnyman Az...

Does Stand-Up Comedy Hold the Key to Social Justice?

Johanna Evans | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Johanna Evans

After attending the Oddball Comedy Festival this past September, I was struck by how much of the comedy revolved around social justice issues--gay rights, gender and racial equality, poverty. And it wasn't just that poking fun at intolerance can earn a few laughs. The actual rhythm of the comedy routines seemed designed to change people's perspectives on these issues.

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

Dating and Patriotism: Part One, American Love Affair

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Lazar

These past couple weeks in politics have left me with a set of volatile emotions normally reserved for that other baffling (and intermittently absurd) realm of life... love and lust.

'Modern Romance': Why Finding Love Was Easier For Your Grandparents

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

'Modern Romance': Why Finding Love Was Easier For Your Grandparents

Harper Lee, Judy Blume, EL James and 22 Books to Read for Summer 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Nana Meriwether

Books we read are a telling of who we are. This summer, several noted authors have released new books sure to redefine and influence our thoughts, world views and opinions.