Samantha Pak

Samantha Pak (she/her) is an award-winning Cambodian American journalist from the Seattle area and assistant editor for JoySauce. She spends more time than she’ll admit shopping for books than actually reading them, and has made it her mission to show others how amazing Southeast Asian people are. Follow her on Twitter at @iam_sammi and on Instagram at @sammi.pak.

Photo from the music video for "Freelance" by Toro y Moi

Our Favorite Music Videos for When You Just Want to Chill

Sometimes we just need to take some time to relax and unwind—these artists have the right vibe

Dalip Singh Saund was the first Asian American to serve in Congress when he was elected as a U.S. representative in 1956.

442: The First U.S. Representative of Asian Descent

Known simply as ‘Judge,’ Dalip Singh Saund was committed to his home district in Southern California and supporting the lives of farmers there

Photo from the music video for "The Kimchi Song" by Che Sehyun

Our Favorite Music Videos Highlighting Mad Rap Skills

Here are four AA+PI artists impressing us with their words as much as their music

Photo from Yuna's "Forevermore" music video

Our Favorite Music Videos to Get You Movin’ and Groovin’

We’ve compiled some of the best AA+PI artists, encouraging more dancing and less stressing

The cover of The Kim Sisters' 1959 single, "Harbor Lights."

442: Paving the path for today’s K-pop stars

Decades before BLACKPINK and BTS, came the Kim Sisters

In 2014, Joyce Chen was one of four celebrity chefs honored by the United States Postal Service as part of its Celebrity Chefs Forever line of limited-edition stamps.

442: Meet the TV Chef Who Introduced Chinese Food to American TV Audiences

Joyce Chen’s fame started with making egg rolls for her kids’ school event

Male Celebs

Top 10 AAPI male celebrities we crushed on back in the day

So, what if I was slightly in love with Tuxedo Mask? Don’t judge me

Vicki Draves

442: Diving into Olympic History

Vicki Manalo Draves overcame racism and discrimination to become the first Asian American to win Olympic gold


442: Meet the Father of Modern Surfing

We take a look back at Duke Kahanamoku, 110 years after the legend’s first Olympic games

In July 1974, 135 workers walked out of the Jung Sai garment factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

442: The Jung Sai Garment Workers Strike

Forty eight years after the strike, a little history lesson on an immigrant-led revolution