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The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

Bernie Sanders, My Grandfather and Shirley Chisholm

Paul Y. Song, MD | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Y. Song, MD

Senator Sanders is the only candidate who believes that healthcare is a human right and that the only true solution to provide comprehensive universal healthcare is to improve, strengthen, and expand Medicare for all.

Why We're Not Ready for Korea Night at the Museum

Susie Lee | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
Susie Lee

I was recently approached by the Seattle Asian Art Museum to create an evening program for their exhibition Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Artists. It's a wonderful show, and I mean, it makes sense, right? Museum exhibition from Korea? Invite a local Korean-American artist! But for some reason, I hesitated.

What I've Learned By Falling In Love With A Cook

Andy Marra | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Andy Marra

I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.

The Thing About Korean Moms

Julia Lee | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Julia Lee

I tell most of my friends the fish story and they groan in horror. I tell my Korean friends the same story and they groan in recognition. My mother didn't worry about poisoning us. She knew we could take it.

The Apology Olympics

John Feffer | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's not likely that Shinzo Abe will provide the kind of true contrition for Japan's wartime conduct that his critics in South Korea, China, the United States, and elsewhere demand -- unless he feels that he must. There are two ways of changing Abe's position on the history issue.

A Moveable Feast

Julia Lee | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Julia Lee

When I went to college, everyone told me the food was going to suck. This was news to me. I remember walking into the dining hall and practically falling over at the choice and plenitude. But I didn't find the dining hall democratizing at all. It's a different experience when you're the one serving the food instead of the one eating.

Why I'm Glad My Last Name Isn't Kim, Lee or Park

Alicia Chon | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Alicia Chon

That's why I'm glad my last name isn't Kim, Park, Lee, or any of the common Korean last names from which people draw up stereotypes. I'm a proud Korean-American, but having a more 'unique' Asian name has served me well.

Psy's "Hangover:" Challenging Asian American and African American Relations

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Psy's "Gangnam Style" took the world by storm two years ago. His song broke the Guinness World Record to become the first video to reach a billion views. Soon his song and dance style became a global phenomenon.

A Happy Father's Day From Seoul

Roger Nam | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Roger Nam

He was wearing a perfectly fitted suit, and a tightly knotted tie. In the photo, I see my dad as confident, assertive, and filled with an optimism that defied the poverty and political unrest of 1960s Korea.

Finding My Voice: Growing Up Asian and Adopted in the Midwest

Jennifer Flaa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jennifer Flaa

The "ching chang ching chong's" and "Where are you from's?" may never stop, but hopefully, within the next 29 years, it will be easier to find the balance between hanging my head in shame and completely losing my s**t.

An All-American Korean American 4th of July

Terra Trevor | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Terra Trevor

I wanted to give my kids what was given to me, to make it possible for them to gather pieces of Korean American culture and braid it into our lives, to show them how to hold their heritage high.

Rebirth of the Korean American Community

Kathy Choi | Posted 04.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Kathy Choi

Does the anger of the L.A. riots still seethe in the minds and emotions of even those who were merely children on April 29, 1992?

K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Margaret Cho Is Just Plain Awesome (She's a Friggin' Rockstar SuperHero Bitch* on New Album Cho Dependent)

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Margaret Cho gave me some of her time recently to discuss the August 24th release of her new album Cho Dependent. News Flash: Girlfriend can sing, and really really well.

Moby in LA for His New Book "Gristle"

Ani Phyo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ani Phyo

Moby was there with his co-editor Miyun Park speaking about food safety issues and how annoying he used to be as a militant vegan.

Korean Americans March for America

Minsuk Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Minsuk Kim

Undocumented Korean American students are making their voices heard. On March 21, over 100,000 people from every corner of America will come together for immigration reform in the March For America.

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

Maroon 5's Raw Vegan Halloween Desserts from Ani Phyo

Ani Phyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ani Phyo

Ani Phyo is serving up her raw vegan sweet treats at the Maroon 5 Halloween bash tonight in the Hollywood Hills.

Raw Food for Health and Beauty

Ani Phyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ani Phyo

The food choices we make have the biggest impact on our planet. Shop and eat locally and seasonally to cut down on the distance our food travels.

A Day of Delicious, Nutritious, Healthy Raw Food

Ani Phyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ani Phyo

As an eco-raw food chef and author, folks often ask me what I eat. I'll show you here what I ate yesterday, and you'll see it's hardly carrot sticks and celery.