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9.10.19

Keeping Up Appearances as a 'Model Minority' Can Have Serious Mental Health Consequences

The importance of maintaining "face" in Asian cultures goes back thousands of years. In the US, where Asian Americans also grapple with a rampant high-achiever stereotype, people are suffering silently.

8.16.18

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is an Opulent, Over-the-Top Piece of Film History

It's an important movie for Asian Americans, and it's also an enjoyably batshit tour of insane wealth.

1.15.18

Meet Year of the OX, the Korean-American Rappers Who Want You to Stop Gentrifying Kimchi

In their new song "A-Zn Foods," the rap duo takes on the appropriation of the foods that they grew up with.

11.16.16

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.

7.24.16

Remembering the Rap Group Behind the US' First Legally Obscene Album

We chatted to 2 Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice about his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.

7.19.16

Demonic Geishas Wrestle Ghoulish Reptiles in These Anime-Inspired Murals

Lauren YS visually explores her nomadic ways in a series of comic-strip style street art.

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4.16.16

Why Being an Asian American Rapper Is So Hard

The new documentary 'Bad Rap' explores the complicated struggles of the Asian American rap scene.

1.10.16

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.

11.14.15

Realistic Asian-Americans Have Finally Arrived on TV

Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series Master of None confirms we're in the golden age of Asian-American representation in Hollywood.