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  • Katherine Ho has songs to sing and comments to read

    BY ANDREW HSIEH, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF This story was originally published in the September 14, 2018 issue of The Slant, a weekly newsletter featuring Asian American news, media and culture. Want more stories like this one? Subscribe today. Here are a few things Katherine Ho didn’t think would happen to her: acting in Special Agent Oso as a kid…
  • Another chance for those New Year’s resolutions

    If you’re East Asian, Lunar New Year may have seemed to have come and gone, but today, many South and Southeast Asian New Year festivals are just beginning. According to their local lunisolar calendars, their first day of the year is around April 13 or 14. There’s a lot of festivals. So we’re gonna hit…

  • Happy Holi!

    This year, Holi began on the evening of March 1st, and ends on the evening of March 2nd. And if you’re unfamiliar with Holi … maybe the Color Run will ring a bell. (More specifically, we’re talking about the Color Run that bastardized this Hindu holiday in favor of Insta-worthy pics and good ol’ fashioned gentrified…

  • It’s National Women’s History Month!

    And we’re celebrating by featuring a badass Asian American woman from history each week. Unfortunately, thanks to decades of racist immigration policies that kept people of Asian descent, and particularly women, from settling in the United States, the history of Asian American women is largely limited to the last 80 years. That means our brainstorming…

  • This Weekend: February 23, 2018

    VACATION IN A SAFE SPACE. While Airbnb says it doesn’t tolerate discrimination, you can’t exactly filter for “non-racist host” like you can price or location. Unsurprisingly, sometimes Airbnb hosts turn out to beprejudiced. That’s why Muslim entrepreneurs are now creating new services that specifically cater to Muslim travelers and ensure that everyone feels welcomed in someone else’s home. CALL YOUR…

  • Another day, another … 85 cents

    February 22nd marks AAPI Equal Pay Day, where we observe how 2017 pay for Asian American women has finally caught up to that of white men. Here’s how it works. For every dollar white, non-Hispanic men are paid, Latinas are paid 54¢; black women 63¢; white women 79¢. Data shows that Asian women in the…

  • Happy Lunar New Year!

    For some Asian cultures, today is the first day of the Lunar New Year, which also means that it’s time for lots of food and lots of family. And for readers who are celebrating, hey! Happy year of the dog! Here’s a video of one doing a lion dance. Awwwwwww. If you’re in San Francisco, New York or…

  • You’ve heard it, seen it …

    And well, according to the Washington Post, President Trump does it. We’re talking about how he mocked an Indian accent, which is 1) obviously, not OK and 2) unfortunately, not totally unprecedented. In fact, The Atlantic discusses how younger South Asian immigrants are increasingly ditching their accents, because of a familiar reason for any immigrant: it shows just how “othered” they are. No thanks to Apu Hari Kondabolu‘s documentary, “The…

  • Kids Asian parents would brag about

    First off, a quick correction: last week, we featured 11 Asian Americans at the Olympics. But we forgot two more: 1. Madison Chock, an ice dancer and Sochi Olympian who’s also a four-time medalist at the U.S. National Championships. She skates with her partner (and also partner) Evan Bates, who she’s been skating with since 2011.…

  • Reunited and it feels… confusing

    (Yes, we’re still talking about the Olympics, because #WhatWouldLeslieDo?) North and South Korea will walk together in the Olympics opening ceremony under one flag for the first time since 2004 and will play together (in women’s hockey) for the first time ever. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong will even meet with South…