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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.

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Our Favorite Music Videos That Pop

These AA+PI artists may have different musical styles, but they understood the assignment to create popular music

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442: The Man Responsible for the Birth of Birthright Citizenship

Why millions of Americans have Wong Kim Ark to thank for their citizenship

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13 Binge-Worthy AAPI-Led Holiday Rom-Coms

Because you can never have too much Vanessa Hudgens!

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Legendary Lees: Ang Lee to Direct Biopic on Bruce Lee

And the Oscar-winning director’s son Mason Lee is set to star in the film

Kalpana Chawla smiles for the camera from the flight deck of STS-107 Columbia in 2003.

442: The First Indian Woman to Blast Off Into Space

Kalpana Chawla’s love of flying took her far—until it ended in tragedy

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442: An Intro to Hollywood’s Original Heartthrob

Sessue Hayakawa walked so Daniel Dae Kim and Henry Golding could run

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Our Favorite Music Videos that Prove Romance Isn’t Dead

Love is full of ups and downs and these AA+PI artists are here for all of it

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AA+PIs make history nationwide in midterm elections

Raise a glass to celebrate an election with many ‘firsts’

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Our Favorite Music Videos to Wax Nostalgic

These AA+PI artists take it old school, leaving us yearning for the good old days

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442: A Flying Tiger

On his birthday, let’s learn about ace fighter pilot Capt. Wang Guangfu