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Daniel Henney of “Criminal Minds” on why he only wants to play a bad-ass

January 12 • by Rachel Yang

Daniel Henney, a star in the Korean drama circuit, was raised in a tiny Midwest town playing cowboys and cops with his dad. The “Criminal Minds” actor, who appeared in Korean hits like the TV show “My Lovely Sam Soon” and the film “My Father,” grew up “running through the woods with dogs” in his…

Entertainment

Kollaboration EMPOWER 2017 is here

October 30 • by Stephanie S Lee

Kollaboration is a non-profit organization that has long upheld their mission of “empowerment through entertainment” by showcasing the Asian American diversity that exists in the entertainment industry. This year, they’re hosting EMPOWER 2017, a three-day event November 3-5 at The Great Company in downtown Los Angeles. The weekend will kick off with a comedy night…

Entertainment

Comedian David So on Starring in His First Film, “Gook”

October 23 • by Tiffany Ngo

Comedian David So is a YouTube star with 1.4 million subscribers who started performing stand-up when he was just 16. But now, the 29-year-old Sacramento native is making his major film debut with a starring role in the award-winning “Gook,” set around the effects of the 1992 Rodney King riots. You play Daniel, who is…

Politics

Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

September 6 • by Elaine Low

This morning, the White House (under the direction of Trump) announced that it is ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era initiative that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The move impacts around 800,000 children and young adults, but gives Congress a six-month window…

Fashion

Creating Pepper’s ‘All-You’ Bra, a Bra that Finally Fits the Way It Should

April 23 • by Esther Cho

If you’ve constantly struggled to find a bra that fits, especially if you’re small-chested, this new company is for you. Pepper, a lingerie startup founded by Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd, is on a mission to tackle “awkward bra gaps and cups that never seem to fill,” claiming hashtags like #badbraproblems as their battle cry….

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Daniel Wu on the ‘Epic’ New Season of “Into the Badlands”

March 21 • by Tiffany Hu

As an executive producer and lead actor of AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” Daniel Wu has much to say about the show’s latest season, which premiered on Sunday. “My concerns about story and storytelling, and character and character development, encompasses both sides,” Wu says. “As an actor, you’re hoping stuff gets better, but as a producer,…

Other

Advertorial: I Love My Granny, But I Don’t Want Her Hands

February 22 • by Mochi Magazine

Four months after moving to sunny Colorado, I discovered sun damage on the backs of my 32-year-old hands. My hands looked like my granny’s. I prefer to avoid chemical sunscreen and it requires re-application. Unlike sunscreen, the right fabric can reliably protect you from more than 98 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. I…

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Female Lead Jing Tian is The Reason to Watch ‘The Great Wall’

February 18 • by Kathy Pham

As the largest-budgeted Chinese-Hollywood co-production to date, “The Great Wall” was released this Friday, February 17th. The movie reimagines the historical landmark as a highly weaponized fortress keeping out bloodthirsty monsters called the Tao Tei. Two prisoners from the West (played by Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) discover the Nameless Order, an elite Chinese military…

Entertainment

These Are the Asian American Celebrities Who Have Condemned the #MuslimBan

February 2 • by Rachel Yang

On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order which prompted widespread outrage and chaos that are still unfolding as we speak. The order will ban from the United States refugees for 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely, and for 90 days, citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya and Somalia. In the immediate aftermath,…

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Our 21-Day #ItCanWait Challenge: Lessons Learned

January 27 • by Mochi Magazine

Three weeks ago, Mochi Magazine staffers took on an important new year’s resolution – pledging to drive without smartphones or distractions for 21 consecutive days. We’ve made it to the finish line. In 21 days, we’ve had a lot of time to think about the way our actions affect us and those around us. According…

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