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Why Aren't There More Asians on Television? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, I speak with actress/writer and media diversity advocate Erin Quill about why so few Asian actors appear on American television series.

Interview With Author of Gay Star Leslie Cheung's Biography

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

"Many young gay men today accuse him of timidity, but I think that is totally unfair. For his day, he was the bravest man in Hong Kong's entertainment world."

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

The 'Bamboo Ceiling': Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

Cats and Asian Americans reign supreme on Youtube, but in Hollywood it's another story: Discrimination, stereotypes and exclusion are the norm for Asians, both on television and the silver screen.

LOOK: Straight And Gay Hunks Strip Down For World AIDS Day 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

As we recognize, celebrate and remember during this year's World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, Element Magazine is attempting to enhance visibility surrounding HI...

Daniel Magazine: Redefining the Gay Asian Male (PHOTOS)

JR Tungol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

Christopher Villanueva was frustrated with LGBT media's lack of coverage of the queer Asian community. He felt that if LGBT outlets covered the community at all, the stories painted a picture of a stereotypically effeminate, passive Asian male. That's what drove him to start working on Daniel.

Where Are Filpino American Women in Politics?

Noel Alumit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Noel Alumit

It is a rarity, it seems, to see Filipino women participate. In Artesia, a small Southern California city of roughly 17,000 residents, a Filipina is trying to make a name for herself.

World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee Reacts to Asian American Racial Questions (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

Our goal was to examine the concept of racial literacy. America still has a difficult time confronting -- and even speaking about -- issues of race.

Q&A: 'Asian Girlz' Singer Joe Anselm of Day Above Ground

Derrick Clifton | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Derrick Clifton

With lyrics such as "I love your creamy yellow thighs," and "ooh your slanted eyes," it's not hard to imagine why many music lovers have been outraged about one Los Angeles-based band's new music video.

Asian Immigrants: Eating in Lean Times Can Be Good and Delicious

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Does frugality have to be synonymous with being unhealthy? "The answer is no," said New York chef Irene Khin, who runs Saffron59, a catering business that specializes in Asian-fusion cuisine told me. "You can make a nutritious meal for less than a McDonalds' lunch combo and feed three people."

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

16 Things That Taste Just Like Your Asian American Childhood

Foodbeast | Posted 07.10.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Nabisco? Hostess? Please, it's all about Lotte, Glico and Calbee.

Unhappy Campers: Ethnicity and the Standard of Beauty

Stephen Palacios | Posted 07.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

Sitting in a New Delhi restaurant a few years ago, our Indian tour guide told us that his daughter was living in New York, which is where we live. He ...

Asian Students, Plagiarism Stereotypes And Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.

They Shut The Door on My Grandmother

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Note: I wrote the essay below almost two decades ago, at the beginning of my life as a writer. It is collected in my first book Perfume Dreams: Reflec...

What's In a Name? An Immigrant's Perspective

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Vân, Cúc, Trúc, and Trang; Dũng, Dai, Khôi and Phát. In my mother tongue these names carry music, cadence, poetry. They evoke for the listener i...

Dropping the 'I' Word -- History, Humanity and Martians

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word "illegal" when referring to undocumented immigrants. The decision h...

Rugelach With Almond-Azuki Bean Filling

Ken Leung | Posted 05.26.2013 | Taste
Ken Leung

These Jewish pastries reach a new not-quite-kosher-for-Passover cultural mish-mash with the injection of a popular Asian dessert ingredient.

The Asian Face and the Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.21.2013 | Health and Fitness
Andrew Lam

Almost 4 decades ago, fresh from the refugee camp of Vietnam, I was first made acutely aware of my own Asian looks by a schoolyard bully in my junior ...

Jeremy Lin Talks "Linsanity" the Movie and Big YouTube Collaborations at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

NBA sensation Jeremy Lin chatted with me at SXSW about his brand new documentary, Linsanity the movie, appearing in various YouTube videos and the overall message he wants fans to take away from his new film.

LGBT Undocumented People Disproportionately Younger and Asian, According to Latest Report

Ben de Guzman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

Oversimplified categorizations stereotype the concerns communities have around immigration.

8 Japanese Dishes For Beginners

Caroline Phelps | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

What do you think of fermented soybeans (natto), firefly squid with pickled wasabi, chicken bones (nankotsu) and hearts, arugula salad with dried baby fish topped with a poached egg, and sea eel with soy and lemon? Probably not much or unappealing if you're not too familiar with Japanese food.

The Advent Of Izakayas

Caroline Phelps | Posted 03.04.2013 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

The past few years have seen Japanese food becoming one of many people's favorite cuisines and it's certainly not because of Americanized, watered down dishes. Izakaya fare is quickly becoming the new definition of Japanese food, so what exactly is Izakaya?

Residents Furious Over 'Maternity Hotel'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

An alleged “maternity hotel” in Chino Hills, Calif. is housing a “maternity tourism” business accommodating women who travel from Asia to give...