Media and Political Responses to San Bernardino Massacre Reveal Racial Coding and Assumptions of Collective Guilt: The media and political characterizations of the San Bernardino shootings reveal a set of narratives and a language of racial coding that we have seen before, targeting Muslim, South Asian, Arab, Sikh and Hindu communities. Deepa Iyer calls for accountability from the media and political leaders.
How American Sikhs became collateral damage in the war on terror: "If we were to address the ignorance, and people just knew who Sikhs were, then would xenophobia end?" asked the Sikh Coalition's Singh. "We know from history, unfortunately, xenophobia doesn't work that way. People who are bigoted are bigoted."
Real national security demands an end to white supremacy.: Asian and Pacific Islander organizations across Washington State released a statement expressing solidarity with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities facing violent, racist backlash.
Twitter On The Smell Of Basmati Rice (aka Terror Rice): Twitter responds to a Daily Beast article that fixates on, among other things, the smell of rice, in describing the suspects of the tragic shooting in San Bernardino.
Love in the Time of Islamophobia: Our friend Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed shares about dating, grief, social justice, and love to close out her last "Radical Love" blog post for Love, InshAllah.
For Some Chinese-Americans, Thanksgiving Is for Wedding Receptions: To many immigrants from China's Fujian province who work in buffets and takeout restaurants, Thanksgiving is one of their few days off. Out of convenience, Thanksgiving has turned into a day of wedding receptions.
Preserving the Histories of Young Chinese-Vietnamese Americans: Francesca Huynh is behind "Narrating the Chinese Vietnamese Identity," an online oral history project that documents the stories of young Chinese-Vietnamese Americans currently living across the U.S.
How 'Sanjay's Super Team,' Pixar's First Indian-Themed Short, Was Born: Pixar's latest animated feature The Good Dinosaur is preceded by the short film "Sanjay's Super Team," directed by Sanjay Patel. Patel and producer Nicole Grindle chat about the making of the film, and why mini-movies are so important to Pixar.
The father of a Pixar animator finally watches first Pixar film, about the relationship with his son: Sanjay's Super Team was inspired by Sanjay Patel's own life. So what was it like for his father to watch it?
This is the video that convinced Google to buy YouTube: What is YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's favorite video? The one that convinced her Google needed to buy YouTube: two boys in China lipsynching to the Backstreet Boys "As Long As You Love Me."
Meet Yuna: the first Asian American girl to be the center of a doll line: Bigshot Toyworks is currently crowdfunding a new line of dolls called Dream BIG Friends, featuring a character named Yuna -- the first Asian American girl to be the center of a doll line! She loves science, travel, rockets, art, design, and Korean food.
Aziz Ansari Is Everywhere: With his book Modern Romance, the release of his critically-acclaimed Netflix series Master of None, and an evolving comedic repertoire, Aziz Ansari is a busy man.
Aziz Ansari Walks Us Through 10 'Master of None' Dining Spots: When it came to choosing locations for Master of None, creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang were involved early on. "We tried to use real places that we go to," Mr. Ansari said. Here, he shares stories from ten locations used in the series.
Frenchywood: Keiko Agena: An interview with Keiko Agena, best known for her role as Lane on Gilmore Girls.
In Conversation With The All-Knowing Ryuichi Sakamoto: The revered Japanese composer talks scoring the revenge film The Revenant, recovering from cancer, what makes him stay hungry, and more.