Embracing My Chinese-American Identity: In the New York Times, photographer An Rong Xu shares about the coming-of-age story behind his photo series "The Chinese-Americans," and how he found empowerment and acceptance in his own Chinese American identity.
Chinatown hotel next up in S.F. gentrification wars: "This is the most direct indicator we have seen of gentrification in Chinatown. This is the bottom of the housing market. This is last-resort housing, where immigrants and poor people live." The recent eviction of two dozen families at 2 Emery Lane, could be a signal that Chinatown single-room-occupancy hotel may be the next frontier of San Francisco's gentrification wars.
The Dim Sum Revolution: How a brigade of kitchen workers took on Yank Sing, San Francisco's most lucrative and popular dim sum restaurant, and got back what had been stolen from them, and then some.
Hey, white Hollywood: Looking for work in the age of "Empire"? Here's some friendly advice : "The 'ethnics' are invading TV!! What's a struggling white actor to do?!" -- Some friendly advice from Arthur Chu.
As Multicultural TV Shows Succeed, Some Wonder if Diversity has Gone Too Far: Jeff Yang's latest "Tao Jones" column responds to Deadline TV editor Nellie Andreeva's controversial, much-criticized piece about recent "ethnic castings" on television being "too much of a good thing."
The story in charts: Diversity on television makes sense -- because it makes money. Lots of colorful, informative charts that didn't make it into Jeff's Wall Street Journal piece on diverse TV and the bottom line.
Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt': Does 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's' Dong push back against Asian stereotypes, or does he just prop them up? According to Kat Chow in this 'Code Switch' column, it's all about context.
Does Hollywood hate Asia? No Escape, starring Owen Wilson, is just the latest Hollywood movie in which the world's largest continent is reduced to a collection of dehumanizing stereotypes.
Why Does Cinderella Have to Be White? With all the different Cinderella stories around the globe, why does Disney's new live-action version have to be white? (Let's never forget the 1997 Disney version starring Brandy.)
Fresh Off The Boat Isn't Perfect, But It Saved My Relationship With My Mom: Arabelle Sicardi wrote her mother out of her life story, until Fresh Off the Boat called her out.
"Misogynasian" and Why Gender Discrimination in Tech Must Be an Asian American Issue: On intersectional discrimination for Asian American women in the tech industry.
The White Admissions Advantage at Harvard: Unfair, But Different from Discrimination Against Asian Americans: A recent finding shows that about one third of white students at Harvard are admitted through special preferences -- part of the reason behind a lawsuit filed against the Ivy League for intentional discrimination of Asian Americans.
Are There Fat Asians? Yes. I'm One of Them. Self-professed "fat Asian girl" Jennifer Chen speaks frankly about body-shaming in the Asian American community.
The Life and Legacy of Minoru Yasui: Remembering Minoru Yasui, who became a civil rights leader after he deliberately violated the military curfew placed on Japanese Americans during WWII.
Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself: Huan Hsu's The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China is part travelogue, part cultural history and part memoir, in which the writer recounts his search for 70-year-old buried treasure.
Kristina Wong: pushing the envelope on race, rights and America: A profile on our friend Kristina Wong, a performance artist whose counter-intuitive style has always turned heads. Now she's using it to change American attitudes to Africa.
Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy: Shortly after Ken Jeong married his wife, Tran, she was diagnosed with braest cancer. With her encouragement, Jeong channeled his anger about her illness into comedic rage.
A Vietnamese Rapper Takes the Mic: Straight outta Saigon, Vietnam's "Queen of Hip-Hop" Suboi recently brought her rapid-fire rhymes to Brooklyn, rocking the mic for her New York City debut.
The Korean 'Entourage': My Wild Night Out with the 'Ktown Cowboys': Jen Yamato navigates the secret world of L.A.'s Koreatown with the cast and crew of Ktown Cowboys, replete with Korean Uber, matchmaking services, karaoke crooning, and soju shots galore.
If John Cho Were Your Boyfriend: Let's imagine what it would be like to date John Cho.
Isolation Play: It isn't Kobe's taunts or humiliating viral videos that have made this the toughest year of Jeremy Lin's life. It's the feeling that, as hard as he tries, he just doesn't fit in. Great feature by ESPN's Pablo S. Torre.
Meet the couple that invited Jeremy Lin to their wedding: The Lakers may be having their worst year ever, but they still have possibly the most dedicated fans in the world. An email exchange with the couple who decided to invite Jeremy Lin to upcoming nuptials.
Sriracha Fans Rejoice: New Line of Sriracha-Infused Snacks Set to Launch: Seattle-based Pop! Gourmet Foods has recently partnered with Huy Fong Foods, purveyors of the original Sriracha we know and love, to produce a new official line of products made from the popular hot sauce.
Swirl, Sip, Repeat: The Rise of the Asian-American Sommelier: Many Asian Americans are betting that an education in wine -- and the prestigious appellation of "certified sommelier" -- will pay dividends in their professional lives, especially as demand for fine wine soars across Asia.
We Jumped Into A Style Time Machine With Eddie Huang: Esquire asks Eddie Huang for a list of his early style influences, circa early 1990s, now channeled by Hudson Yang on TV's Fresh Off The Boat.
California Foodways: The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine You'll Find Only Along the Border: If you ask people in the city of Mexicali, Mexico, about their most notable regional cuisine, they won't say street tacos or mole. They'll say Chinese food.