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Features

Joel Eel's Eclectic Techno Debut Explores Growing Up Korean-Canadian

How cultural guilt and family expectations informed the Toronto producer's new album 'Very Good Person.'
Sofia Luu
6.28.17
Premieres

Christian Scott Continues to Stretch Jazz's Sound with 'Diaspora'

Scott discusses his upcoming release, the second installment in his Centennial Trilogy, and shares a new trap-leaning track, "The Walk."
Pat Shahabian
6.8.17
Essays

What Riz Ahmed Means for Those of Us Who’ve Always Felt Like Outsiders

His music, as both Riz MC and part of Swet Shop Boys, turns the "third-culture kid" life into something more real than a dry academic term.
Katie Chow
4.6.17
internet outage

Cameroon’s Internet Has Been Cut For Four Weeks With No End in Sight

Social apps like WhatsApp and Facebook are lifelines between members of the African diaspora.
Marc Shaw
2.13.17
Stuff

The Crazy, Failed Idea of Creating a Jewish State in Russia

Birobidzhan was a small region near the Chinese border in Russian that was established as the world's first autonomous Jewish region in the early 1930s. It didn't last long. Author Masha Gessen discusses the strange history of the would-be territory.
Peter Moskowitz
9.10.16
Art

How Freedom Shaped Ukrainian Art, At Home and Abroad

The exhibition 'Reality Check' celebrates 25 years of Ukrainian independence and the effects of freedom.
B. David Zarley
8.28.16
Film

A New Documentary About African Refugees Was Filmed by a Refugee as He Fled to Europe

By giving an African refugee a camera, two filmmakers hoped to gain insight into the life of migrants from the perspective of migrants themselves. The result is the remarkable "Those Who Jump."
Kaleem Aftab
2.27.16
soccer

The Philippines' Imported National Soccer Team

The Azkals have a shot at qualifying for their first ever Asia Cup. If they do, they would have the diaspora to thank.
Jack Kerr
10.7.15
Stuff

Mindy Kaling's Project to Upend the Rom-Com

The new season of 'The Mindy Project' embodies, like its star and creator, a new kind of rom-com where a self-described 'chubby' Indian-American woman can be a successful doctor, get guys, and become a single mom—just like any other woman on TV.
Janaki Challa
9.24.15
Art

Diaspora Drama and Duas: Visual Artist Isaac Kariuki on Identity

Kenyan-born, London-based visual artist, Isaac Kariuki discusses his artistic aesthetic, ethnic and religious identity, and tackling hypermasculinity.
Fariha Roisin
8.29.15
The Photo Issue 2015

After the Killing Fields: America's Cambodian Diaspora

Magnum photographer Pete Pin documents Cambodian refugees who've settled in America, primarily in communities struggling with poverty and inner-city violence.
Pete Pin
7.16.15
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Lebanon's Armenians Remember Their Heritage with Dried Beef and Dumplings

There are around 100,000 Armenians currently living in Lebanon, almost all of whom are descendants of those who fled the 1915 genocide in what is now Turkey. In Beirut, they keep their heritage alive through their food.
Emma Gatten
5.1.15
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