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.
Remembering Fresh Kid Ice, a Pioneering Asian Rapper
Chris Wong Won broke racial boundaries in hip-hop as a founding member of 2 Live Crew.
The Statue of Liberty Was Originally Intended to Celebrate the End of American Slavery
We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, about the little-known origins of the iconic statue in New York Harbor.
How 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice Became a Worldwide Sex Symbol
2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.
Strippers Review Drake, Beyonce, and Prince Songs
Strippers and strip club DJs have an influential taste-making ability in hip-hop. In our new series, Striptique, we test out some new music (and some old tunes) at the club and ask the exotic dancers which ones make them want to move.
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.
Talking Weed Business with America's First Cannabis-Focused Startup Accelerator
We talked with the founder of Canopy, an accelerator that adopts fledgling weed-related companies and helps them get ready for the next level.
Wikipedia's Co-Founder Is Wikipedia's Most Outspoken Critic
"People that I would say are trolls sort of took over. The inmates started running the asylum."
Inside the 'Asian Men Black Women' Dating Scene
Long marginalized, Asian men and black women are getting together like never before, with Facebook groups, meet-ups, and websites.
Mike Dean Might Be Hip-Hop's Biggest Stoner
Mike Dean is a legendary producer who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to 2Pac. He's also one of rap's biggest potheads. We smoked with him as he reminisced about facing Snoop Dogg in a blunt-off.
This Is the Porn You Get at a Sperm Bank
I've always wondered which researcher in a lab coat made these selections and what was the thought process behind their choice.
9 Strip Club & Lap Dance Etiquette Rules Explained by Strippers
If you're a casual strip club goer, the rules can be fuzzy. Here's your guide to proper strip club behavior, according to strippers: wear deodorant, don't jizz in your pants, and for god's sake don't forget to tip.