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Moving to New York Made Me Asian

Lisa Bernier | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | Taste
Food52

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of gre...

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 07.14.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 07.20.2014 | 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.

How To Make Easy Asian Peanut Noodles

Food Fanatic | Posted 06.24.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Spring is all about healthy eating, right?

Welcome to America -- Enter at Your Own Risk

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For many students from Asia, America represents opportunities of the highest order. In America they hope to become filmmakers, businesswomen, high-tech firm owner, engineers. They are rarely ever prepared for the violence, for the milk and honey to go sour.

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

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.06.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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.