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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...

Welcome to San Francisco, the Asian City by the Bay

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.06.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

Perhaps the biggest result in the changes in San Francisco is this: Asian children growing up in the Bay Area these days do not see themselves as a minority. If anything, they see themselves playing a central role.

Butternut Squash With Ginger Root and Noodle Broth

Nik Sharma | Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste
Nik Sharma

This soup is hot and laced with tons of ginger to keep anyone warm and happy. Enjoy it on a cold winter day!

Asian Mayonnaise

Caroline Phelps | Posted 01.06.2013 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Taken from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman's cookbook Simple to Spectacular this Asian mayonnaise is creamy and savory, and pairs well with fish, vegetables or pickled eggs.

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

Banyan Tree Project (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 10.13.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

For those who are infected with HIV, suffering alone, without the much-needed support of family and friends is extremely difficult but the fear associated with revealing their 'status' is as great as their need for support.

So, He Likes You Because You're Asian

Vivienne Chen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Vivienne Chen

How do we, as Asian women, deal with an overall decent, respectable guy who doesn't just like Asians, but likes us because we're Asian? Is it really a dealbreaker?

Sex in Afghanistan, Religion in China and Debunking Goldman Sachs at the Sunnyside Documentary Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

French filmmakers and funders defend auteur-driven works, finance documentaries that ask tough questions, and fight back against a mainstreaming of factual filmmaking, is one of the strong suits of Sunnyside.

Asian Immigrants To U.S. Now Surpass Hispanics

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigratio...

Thousands of Vietnam POWs Fight for Health Insurance

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Scout, Ph.D.

For the last two years, Mr. Khao has contacted every legislator he can, asking for official recognition and veteran's benefits for these thousands of U.S. citizens who were soldiers for the CIA's secret war in Laos. So far nothing has come to pass.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Triple Play with Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, BLUSH, and Mark Stewart

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This particular edition of "A-Sides" finds three completely different artists sharing their craft in a typical laid-back setting.

Facial Expression Study Has Scientists Rethinking Darwin's 'Six Emotions'

| John Bohannon | Posted 04.18.2012 | Science

A smile and a frown mean the same thing everywhere—or so say many anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists, who for more than a cent...

When Your Job Plan Isn't Part of Your Family's Plan

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

"We can't live out our own dreams by following our parent's passions."

Art Stage Singapore Doesn't Look To The West

Vernissage TV | Heinrich Schmidt | Posted 01.12.2012 | Arts

Art Stage Singapore is an international art fair held annually in -- you guessed it -- Singapore. The second edition of Art Stage Singapore takes plac...

Some Like it Hot, Others Do Not: Food As an Ancient Path to Balance

Mika Ono | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Ono

Here are two simple dishes that illustrate how warming and cooling foods can be integrated into your diet to help achieve balance and wellbeing.

A New Voice for Asian Americans

2morrowknight | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
2morrowknight

Eighty years ago, in his best-seller The Epic of America, historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase "American Dream." He defined it as not merel...