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Mochi Reacts: The Racial Implications of the New York Times’s Nail Exposé

May 15 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Last week, the New York Times ran a groundbreaking article, “The Price of Nice Nails,” exposing the maltreatment of manicurists and workers in New York City nail salons. For any working woman, $10 paint jobs are a bargain compared to the city’s many luxury nail salons, some of which may charge $50 per manicure or…

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Daniel Henney And Ryan Potter on “Big Hero 6″’s Big Oscar Win – Plus A Giveaway!

April 28 • by Elaine Low

We have DVD copies of “Big Hero 6″ to give away to three lucky Mochi readers. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Earlier this year, “Big Hero 6″ took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Having first premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival last year in October, this story of a group of…

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Film Review: The Sisterhood of Night Showcases A Modern Day Salem Witch Trial

April 23 • by Stephanie Lee

Set in the small town of Kingston, New York, The Sisterhood of Night is a bold new independent film that follows a clique of high school girls whose friendship comes under intense scrutiny when one girl decides to turn to the blogosphere to expose their dark deeds. The movie is the first feature film for both…

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SPONSORED: Get To Know This Year’s Finalists for Kollaboration Boston

April 14 • by Stephanie Lee

Here at Mochi, we like to foster new talent, and this year is no exception. Six excellent finalists are set to take the stage at Kollaboration Boston’s annual talent showcase Friday night at Royale Boston Nightclub. Tickets will be $15.00 In the past, winners have included Derek Hsu performing the Chinese yo-yo and Justin Chiou with his electric violin. However, this year’s…

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Michelle Phan Joins FLOTUS on Campaign for Girls’ Education

March 25 • by Stephanie Lee

It’s not every day that a YouTube beauty vlogger gets invited on a trip with the First Lady. Then again, Michelle Phan isn’t your everyday beauty guru. With more than 7.2 million subscribers, Phan was in Japan this week to help spread the word about Michelle Obama’s latest campaign for women empowerment: increasing education for…

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Fresh Off the Boat Episode 8 Recap: Not All Asians Are The Same

March 16 • by Leena Yue Yin

Fresh Off the Boat brings the issue of race back front and center with the introduction of a new character, Phillip Goldstein (Albert Tsai)—a Chinese child adopted by a Jewish couple. Though his parents aren’t Asian, Phillip is every Chinese parent’s dream: he studies obsessively, loves classical music, and plays the cello. It’s hard for…

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Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Show Hits Home With Laughs and Moving Moments

March 7 • by Leena Yue Yin

Episode 5: Fresh Off the Boat tackles one of the most controversial topics in media today: sexual harassment. Jessica Huang (Constance Wu) becomes the stir-crazy stay-at-home mother who sticks her nose into everybody’s business, while Eddie deals with his lack of popularity at school. In this episode, there’s no real focus on race—just hilarity as…

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Fresh Off the Boat Episodes 3 & 4 Recap: Family Matters, Regardless of Race

February 20 • by Leena Yue Yin

Episodes 3 and 4 of Fresh Off the Boat offer a change of pace. Race is noticeably less touched upon than it was in the premiere, but there are still jokes. Stinky tofu is featured prominently in episode 3, “The Shunning,” where Jessica Huang (Constance Wu) makes it repeatedly for social gatherings, only to have…

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Lara and Esther Veronin Celebrate the Lunar New Year With Xi’an Famous Foods

February 18 • by Tiffany Hu

This Saturday, Asian American stars from around the world—including MC Jin, Wanting Qu, Clara C, and Lara and Esther Veronin—will hit the stage in New York City at the first-ever Lunar New Year Festival concert. We recently caught up with Xi’an Famous Foods, who’s organized the concert, and joined Lara and Esther, who were on…

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Mochi Interviews Asia’s Biggest Stars at the DramaFever Awards

February 10 • by Tiffany Hu

Last Thursday marked the third annual DramaFever Awards in New York City, where the best in international TV and film were celebrated and many of the hottest Asian and Asian American stars were in attendance.  Mochi had the opportunity to chat with many of these A-listers on the red carpet—many of whom had special messages for…

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