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Mochi Exclusive: Q&A with Beauty Blogger Irene Kim at KCON 2015

August 11 • by Esther Cho

Fans of all ages gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 31-Aug.2. Korean culture’s fan base has exploded in recent years, particularly with the growing popularity of Korean beauty vloggers, K-dramas and K-pop music online. It’s truly a cultural movement that is rapidly spreading across the globe. We had the chance to sit…


The Next Big Thing In Korean Beauty: The Beauty Wolf and Skin & Tonics Team Up

July 26 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Korean beauty has become a major trendsetter in the world stage of cosmetics and skincare. So much that now, many beauty bloggers have used it as a platform to become experts in these wunderkind BB cushion compacts, sheet masks, cleansing sticks, and essences. Kerry Thompson, creator of Skin & Tonics, and Coco Park, also known…


Miss Hawaii and Miss Nebraska Speak Out on the Trump Controversy

July 11 • by Elaine Low

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump burned bridges with Miss USA partners and sponsors after calling undocumented Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “criminals”—a move that promoted the original lineup of hosts, broadcasting partner NBC, and a slew of sponsors to flee from the pageant. But that hasn’t deterred Sunday’s contestants from looking forward to taking the stage. Mochi chatted with Miss Hawaii, Emma Wo, and Miss Nebraska,…


Epik High Tour Hits New York City

June 20 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Epik High, one of the most legendary South Korean hip hop crews, have eight studio albums and numerous music awards under their belt. Last weekend, the popular group, comprised of Tablo, Mithra, and DJ Tukutz, treated their New York City fans with two shows during their nine-city North America tour. The concert opened with a…

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NYC’s Momoko Offers a Healthier Asian Twist to Your Favorite French Desserts

June 11 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If you could have the bold flavors of Asia meet the exquisite presentation of French treats, it would be at Momoko, a dessert and tea catering service based in New York City. With mouthwatering confections like Indian Summer, a tart made with Darjeeling ganache and chantilly cream nougatine, and Original Caramel Miso and Tokyo Wasabi…


David Au’s Eat With Me Mother-Son Tale Addresses Generational and Cultural Divide

• by Kathy Pham

In David Au’s Eat With Me, a mother learns to accept her estranged son’s sexual orientation through a journey that involves dumplings, street tacos, and ecstasy pills. This is the Hong-kong born director’s first feature film, which was inspired by his short Fresh like Strawberries. In this comedy, we explore the lives of a mother…

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Review: Korean Flick “Twenty” Is A Roaring Good Time

June 7 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Remember your roaring twenties? (Maybe not, if you’re still in your teens.) It’s an age of exploring unknowns and making embarrassing mistakes. Written and directed by Lee Byong-heon, “Twenty” is a South Korean coming-of-age comedy about three guys dealing with college, friendship and romance. The movie, released by CJ Entertainment, was an instant box-office hit…


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 Esther Cho

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…


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

April 23 • by Stephanie S 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…