Members of (G)I-DLE perform onstage at the Head in the Clouds 2024 festival in New York.

The Best Performances from Head in the Clouds New York

88 Rising’s phenomenal music festival was filled with Asian and Asian American acts—here are some musicians we’d love to see come back next year

South Korean actors Park Miso, Song Sunmi and Kim Minhee in "In Our Day" sit and talk around a table.

‘In Our Day’: Another relaxing reflection from Hong Sang-soo

An introduction to the South Korean maestro through the lens of his 30th feature

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Boba Break: Do Asian Americans have an accent?

Plus, Alex and Sam try Starbucks’ new (predictably disappointing) boba drinks

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Big Ocean debuts as K-pop’s first hard of hearing idol group

An interview with the trio, who found harmony beyond hearing and are ready to create a more inclusive entertainment scene for all

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Enough with the Oxford Study

Culture writer Vandana Pawa takes a look at the story behind the Internet-famous study and what it’s actually about

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‘Larry: The Musical’ is a sonic revolution for an Asian future in theater

This Filipino-led production details the life and impact of revolutionary labor leader, Larry Itliong

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Start your AANHPI heritage month off right with these AAPI and API-led trailers.

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A group of Asian people sit in a small space with a string of lights around them.

‘Larry: The Musical’ is a sonic revolution for an Asian future in theater

This Filipino-led production details the life and impact of revolutionary labor leader, Larry Itliong

Photo collage of an Asian woman taking a selfie with a white man, with various "Oxford study" TikTok comments behind them

Enough with the Oxford Study

Culture writer Vandana Pawa takes a look at the story behind the Internet-famous study and what it’s actually about

3 members of Big Ocean on stage in front of purple background.

Big Ocean debuts as K-pop’s first hard of hearing idol group

An interview with the trio, who found harmony beyond hearing and are ready to create a more inclusive entertainment scene for all

Photo collage featuring images of the TV show "Shogun" and celebrity Jackie Chan

Boba Break: Do Asian Americans have an accent?

Plus, Alex and Sam try Starbucks’ new (predictably disappointing) boba drinks

South Korean actors Park Miso and Song Sunmi in "In Our Day" sit and talk at a table.

‘In Our Day’: Another relaxing reflection from Hong Sang-soo

An introduction to the South Korean maestro through the lens of his 30th feature

Members of (G)I-DLE perform onstage at the Head in the Clouds 2024 festival in New York.

The Best Performances from Head in the Clouds New York

88 Rising’s phenomenal music festival was filled with Asian and Asian American acts—here are some musicians we’d love to see come back next year

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Friday Isn’t Complete Without a TikTok Roundup!

Here’s a few of our recent favorite vids

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Mei-Mei Holland and the lifecycle of a poet

In celebration of her debut poetry collection, “Year of the Cicada,” the poet reflects on finding her voice over the years, learning more about herself and her family along the way

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Like mother, not like daughter

For Mother’s Day, we hear from a mother/daughter duo on lessons from their Asian moms

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Don’t Miss This TikTok Roundup!

Here are some of our fave recent vids

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HB Ep. 77: Margaret Cho is mother

Youngmi and comedian Kate Moran talk adoption, imaginary mothers, and the indelible Ms. Cho

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8 shows and movies we’re excited about in May

Start your AANHPI heritage month off right with these AAPI and API-led trailers.

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Why fewer women in Asia are choosing motherhood

On this Mother’s Day, Taiwanese American writer JiaYing Grygiel looks at the long hours, cost of living, and desire for freedom making parenthood unrealistic for many in Asia

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Road to Paris: Megumi Field was born for the water

The 18-year-old artistic swimmer on her Olympic goals, swimming in a bubble, and balancing being an elite athlete with teenage life

Actress Alia Bhatt in a light green and floral sari at the 2024 Met Gala, with photographers in the background.

Asian celebrities brought it to the 2024 Met Gala

Some of our favorite looks, interpreting the theme “Garden of Time, from the fashion event of the year

Brian Vu, dressed as a soldier as Danny Chen in "An American Soldier."

Huang Ruo is using opera to teach Asian American history

The Chinese American composer on his latest work, which tells the story of Chinese American soldier Danny Chen, and the strides made in AA+PI and BIPOC operatic voices

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What would you give for a baby?

A look at the struggles—monetary, social, cultural—behind surrogacy for South Asian American couples

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Five mixed-Asian filmmakers to watch in 2024

These creatives’ work defines the current moment in indie filmmaking and the future of entertainment

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If you liked ‘Drive My Car,’ you shouldn’t miss ‘Evil Does Not Exist’

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s latest film is a dark, fable-like story that again illustrates how hard it is to pin the director down as an artist

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Welcome to Long Island City

Meet seven of nearly 11,000 Asians living in Long Island City, New York—the City’s fastest-growing AA+PI neighborhood

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Hasan Minhaj is ready for war in ‘Off With His Head’

A report from the comedian’s new stand up tour, which comes reinvigorated with righteous fury

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Astrology with Alice: Meet Jupiter, Santa of the solar system

With Jupiter entering Gemini this month, Alice shares what this means and how the planet can bring us good luck

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Author Rachel Khong on her great American novel

“Real Americans,” the follow-up to her acclaimed debut “Goodbye, Vitamin,” is an intimate, extraordinary novel about the Asian American experience

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The Billboard “Issue”

The music mag’s inaugural AAPI issue is great, but needs one small change

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442: The story behind Vietnamese nail salons

How one actress and 20 Vietnamese refugee women forever changed an entire industry

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How watching K-dramas can improve your mental health

Licensed marriage and family therapist Jeanie Y. Chang of the global wellness company Noona’s Noonchi explains

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It’s all fun for Henry Golding in ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’

The actor tells us his favorite moments on set, which explosion was the best, and has a surprise guest playfully crash our interview

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Boba Break – Olivia Rodrigo, LNY, and Ugh, Rita Ora’s Awkward Mistake

Plus, Hollywood’s still on strike—we’re missing our pop culture drama!

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In Conversation With: The Cast of ‘Sparks Camp’

Andre Lawes Menchavez sits down with the hotties behind this reality show sensation to talk love, representation, and season 1 drama

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Get Into It with Vik and Juju: Singing the Praises of Sarita Choudhury

This pioneering South Asian badass made us forget about Samantha Jones… what a mother!

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Travels with Malika Ep. 20: Los Angeles: Coming Home

“What would it take for Asian Americans to become the main character in our stories?”

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Get Into It with Vik and Juju: Why We Love Dante Bosco

It started with Rufio, but our crush didn’t stop there

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Rulebreakers Ep. 6: Fashion Icon and Creative Humberto Leon on His Approach to Style and Growing Up in LA

Join us for this season’s big finale!

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American Icons: George Takei

The man, the myth, the legend

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Get Into It with Vik and Juju: We Were Never Worthy of Tia Carrere

Actress, singer, model… what can this queen NOT do?

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HB Ep. 64: Beef Pho

In this episode, Youngmi talks about the busy year she’s spent writing a book, and how that’s impacted her son as well

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South Gaysian Boys Ep. 8: Sexism, Fighting Stigmas, and Punjabi Culture with Monica Gill

Tune in to Vik and Sundeep’s season 1 finale!

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Brown Boi Love Ep. 2: Mama Knows Sex

And Mama knows best!

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HB Ep. 63: Amplifying Palestinian voices…from Alabama, with Atheer Yacoub

Youngmi talks with the comedian about growing up in the West Bank and Alabama and how it has shaped her work

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South Gaysian Boys Ep. 7: Political Activism, Beauty Pageants, and Bollywood with Monica Gill

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HB Ep. 62: The Korean Vegan

Youngmi talks to the queen of plant-based Korean cooking, Joanne Molinaro

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Culturally Relevant Conversations: The Hopes and Dreams of Generic Asian Man

Podcaster David Chen chats with author Charles Yu

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HB Ep. 61: Is It Because We’re Asian?

A conversation with special guest NBC News’ Kimmy Yam