asian

Film

The New Zealand 'Mulan' Star Redefining What It Means To Be Asian On-Screen

“We can paint and validate our own stories.”
Sophia Romanos
8.21.18
Culture

Becoming My Own Half-Asian Man

Zachary Schwartz details his experience grappling with masculinity and race as a young man with a white father and an Asian mother.
Zachary Schwartz
6.29.18
RACISM

All the Times People Have Called Me 'Chink' to My Face

A case-by-case history.
Michelle Zhu
10.27.17
Film

Asian New Zealand Men Talk About Sex

In her first documentary, Chye-Ling Huang flips the script on that sexless, nerdy stereotype.
Hussein Moses
7.24.17
Music

The Defiant Sound of Asian American Women in Indie Rock

Artists like Jay Som, Japanese Breakfast, and Mitski are at the forefront of indie rock, creating space for Asian American women.
Erica Euse
6.29.17
Culture

In Defence of 'Death Note' Making Its Lead Character White

Netflix’s reboot of a classic anime series makes timely pop culture commentary by recasting an Asian role.
Noel Ransome
5.18.17
Features

How to Make Ethical Porn in an Industry Built on Racism and Fetishization

I hope that 2017 is the year I can retire my “Asian schoolgirl” outfit.
Minnie Scarlet
12.21.16
Books

The Asian American Literature That Got Me Through 2016

A year full of xenophobia and yellowface was brightened by brilliant new fiction by writers of Asian descent.
R. O. Kwon
12.20.16
Music

Asian Rap's Biggest Fan Is a White Guy from Staten Island

The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves.
Zachary Schwartz
1.10.16
column

Yes, I’m Asian, Now Please Stop Saying ‘Ni Hao’ to Me

Saying "ni hao" to anyone who looks vaguely East Asian is a great way to show off your ignorance.
Jackie Hong
8.7.15
Fashion

Insiders Talk About Race in the Fashion Industry

They paint a picture of fashion's opportunities and institutional obstacles for people of colour.
Erica Euse
2.11.15
Ask Mish

Cocaine Libidos, Gang-Bang Fantasies and Pervy Language Teachers

Mish Way answers your questions about white powder, gang bangs and Asian girls.
Mish Way
12.28.12