What I Learned From Kristi Yamaguchi: Nicole Chung on the importance of seeing figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi on TV: "The night I watched Yamaguchi win Olympic gold was one of the happiest of my young life. In the weeks following her triumph, I became increasingly aware of a wish I'd long harbored: to be seen -- not as a bookish outcast or a sidekick-in-the-making, but as someone with power and potential of her own."
Sikh Captain Says Keeping Beard and Turban Lets Him Serve U.S. and Faith: The U.S. Army has granted a decorated officer, who is Sikh, permission to wear a religious beard and turban in uniform, ending a protracted battle that pitted individual religious freedom rights against what the military said was a need for uniformity and strict safety standards.
How I got here: from Macau to Chinatown, undocumented: Ivy Teng Lei: "I was seven when I arrived in this country without any papers. I still don't have them, and I don't know what the future will bring."
Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim: Shandra Woworuntu arrived in the US hoping to start a new career in the hotel industry. Instead, she found she had been trafficked into a world of prostitution and sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence. It was months before she was able to turn the tables on her persecutors. Content warning: Some readers may find her account of the ordeal upsetting.
My Name Was Anglicized -- But I'm Taking It Back: People who have their names anglicized don't want to deal with the discomfort of saying their birth names out loud over and over until it is eventually pronounced correctly. Shailee Koranne is taking her birth name back.
Not Your Asian Ninja: How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Keeps Failing Asian-Americans: Daredevil's second season was great—except for the endless Asian stereotyping. Arthur Chu wonders when will the Marvel Cinematic Universe wake up.
What These Sikh Style Mavens Can Teach Everyone About Fashion: Mic talks to three Sikh style mavens around the globe to find out more about what it means to be a devoted follower of both Sikhism and fashion.
How Justice Goodwin Liu is shaking up the California Supreme Court: Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, a former law professor, has written two lengthy dissents from the California Supreme Court majority's refusal to hear cases.
In the age of Tinder and eHarmony, Koreatown parents take their children's love lives into their own hands: "The result is a cross between a business pitch meeting, speed dating and bingo night." Chungsil Hongsil is a L.A. Koreatown event organized by parents looking to match their unmarried children.
The mystery of the missing Last Spike: In Canada, ten years after former prime minister Stephen Harper was presented the historic Last Spike -- a symbol of the hardship the Chinese Canadian community endured during the dark age of the head tax and official discrimination -- the commemorative iron has gone missing.
A Tribute to Nurse Kellye: One fan's tribute to M*A*S*H character Nurse Kellye, played by Kellye Nakahara. "My favourite character isn't any of the above central characters. My favourite character is lucky to have one or two lines per episode and her story isn't always consistent. In fact her name isn't always consistent. She is a short, chubby woman of colour."
How Do Artists Keep Characters Consistent? Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, talks about art, process, and how he creates comics.
Fresh Off The Bench: Yao To The Hall of Fame: On ESPN's first-ever all-Asian hosted podcast, Prim Siripipat, Ohm Youngmisuk and Cary Chow talk about Yao's Hall of Fame credentials, what he meant to the Asian population during his career and much more.
Jennifer's Body director Karyn Kusama fights back with new thriller The Invitation: Karyn Kusama's latest film is the indie thriller The Invitation, whose twisty plot makes it hard to discuss. "It's like, How do you describe a rollercoaster?" she says. "You've just got to get on the rollercoaster!"
YOMYOMF Rewatch: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967): YOMYOMF revisits the infamous 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, in which 007 travels to Japan and, among other things, dons yellowface to go undercover as a Japanese man.