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Author Jamil Jan Kochai Is Optimistic about the Future of Afghan Literature

The “99 Nights in Logar” author is showing people a more nuanced and authentic portrayal of Afghan life


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Meet Faron Medhi, the First Indian American Miss Teen USA

Our resident pageant superfan interviews the 19-year-old Nebraskan winner on life, before and after the title

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Soy Vey, Bitch: Meet the Iconic Japanese Jewish Comedian, Dylan Adler

The comedian and writer on being biracial, doing Lin-Manuel Miranda impressions, and making art out of trauma

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6 AA+PI-Founded Beauty Brands to Follow

From clean skincare products to makeup colors to complement the more melanated, here are some of our favorite beauty brands, and their amazing founders


442: Two Pioneers on Either Side of SF’s Early Sex Work Industry

Ah Toy and Tien Fuh Wu had one thing in common: they refused to be limited by their gender or the times

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Shari Leid Is Out to Prove Travel Is for Everyone

Writer Pooja Shah sits down with a woman who’s out to visit, and make friends in, all 50 states

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Can Comics Make a Difference? Gene Luen Yang Says Yes

Writer Alexander Lee interviews the author of ‘American Born Chinese’ about Asian superheroes and the power of storytelling


‘Full Set’ Art Show Explores Nail Salon Life in Vietnamese America

The exhibit in New Orleans showcases the work of up-and-comers Christian Dinh and Kimberly Ha


But What Season Are You Really?

Users are taking to social media showing how theories have changed when it comes to what colors you should wear

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The Creator Behind the Internet’s Favorite Jumpsuits Embraces Identity in Full Color

From mango-print to bold florals, Mixed by Nasrin takes some big leaps in the name of fashion

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‘Yellowjackets’ Star Nuha Jes Izman Braves the Hollywood Wilderness

Writer Andre Lawes Menchavez talks with the queer Malaysian-born actress about censorship and the future of Asian representation


There Will Always Be Something Wrong With My Face

Buccal fat removal is racist—but so are all white-centric beauty standards

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Our Favorite Looks from the 2023 Met Gala

Last night, Asian and AA+PI celebs turned out for a star-studded fundraiser dedicated to the late Karl Lagerfeld

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Rachel Marsh Leads the Charge for Comedic Asian Roles

The actress shares her experiences on the set of Netflix’s comedy “Unstable” and her hope for funny Asians on TV

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What’s It Like to Be Asian in America in 2023?

New survey results provide the most comprehensive, current snapshot of attitudes towards AA+PIs—we’ll be analyzing further in ongoing mini-series through May


What’s In a Name? A Journey to Acceptance

In this new series, we look at the many reasons people love and accept—or don’t—their names

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Poet Shin Yu Pai’s ‘Ten Thousand Things’ Podcast Highlights the Many Ways of Being AA+PI

The second season launches today to kick off AANHPI Heritage Month

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Abi Balingit, Creator of the Viral Adobo Chocolate Chip Cookie, Responds to Haters

And she’s here to disrupt our fear of the unknown (and give you the recipe to try yourself)

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Meet @virghoe_xoxo, the Funky Vintage Goddess from OC

SoCal native and style influencer Amanda Quach talks mental health, meeting followers IRL, and being an adventurous introvert

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Zoë Chao Believes in Love

The rom-com spokeswoman is here to talk genre, the films that made her, wingwoman inspiration, and embracing the meltdowns.

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‘Spirited Away’ Takes to the Stage

One of Studio Ghibli’s most popular films has been turned into a riveting live-action theater production—and back into a film