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A Mochi Exclusive with the Minds Behind “The Good Dinosaur” and “Sanjay’s Super Team”

November 27 • by Esther Cho

With “The Good Dinosaur,” Pixar and Disney have once again created a hit movie that’s guaranteed to pull on your heartstrings. Following the success of “Inside Out,” emotions come into play in a way that Disney fans may find very familiar. Without spoiling the movie, the film follows the journey of Arlo, a dinosaur who…


AMC’s “Into the Badlands” Not For The Faint Of Heart (and a Giveaway!)

November 23 • by Alexa Strabuk

AMC’s new show “Into the Badlands,” which premiered on Nov. 15, is not intended for the squeamish. The opening scenes of its pilot episode set a violent tone, foreshadowing what is sure to be a bloody, intense first season. Featuring beautiful scenes of gothic New Orleans, the show has been praised for its genre-bending, mixing…


A Behind The Scenes Look at New York’s Comic Con

October 13 • by Marietta Leung

New York Comic Con, one of the biggest East Coast events where all things nerdy, geeky, and cool come together, just celebrated its 10th year at the Jacob Javits Center. Thousands of vendors and super fans descended upon the Jacob Javits Center for the four-day event. Many tapped into their creative outlets and exhibited their fandom through their…


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…