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“How We Fall Apart” Toes the Dangerous Line Between Representation & Irresponsibility

"How We Fall Apart" by Katie Zhao is a captivatingly written young adult thriller that exposes different layers of the model minority myth but also...

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The Connection in the Cards: Asian Americans and Tarot

Are you interested in having your cards read? Practicing tarot reading is as simple as pulling a card, asking yourself what you notice, and beginning to tell a...

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The Vietnamese Creation Myth: Looking to Southeast Asia for Inspiration

Growing up, I looked to Western mythology as inspiration for fantasy and stories. In the United States, there always seems to be a fixation on European...

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Jenny Qi and Kat Chow Grapple with Mother-Loss in Debut Books, “Focal Point” and “Seeing Ghosts”

Journalist Kat Chow and poet Jenny Qi show readers how we can continue our relationships with loved ones even after their deaths...

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An Artist’s Exploration of Cultural Superstitions: Peter Chan’s “Ideals & Traditions” Series

If you grew up in an Asian family, you might have heard these words of caution: Each remaining grain of rice in your bowl represents a blemish on your future...

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In “Ghost Forest,” Absence Is as Powerful as Presence

“Ghost Forest” is a kaleidoscopic debut from Chinese Canadian writer Pik-Shuen Fung. Though the book is a novel, it often reads like a memoir in its...

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Legitimate Tech: How NFTs Are More Than Just a Buzzword for Emerging AsAm Fashion Designers

If you’ve been following @diet_prada on Instagram, or you’re at least vaguely familiar with the history of colonization, you know plagiarism and...

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All The Yums: Sakuraco is a Snack-Venture Straight From Japan

Unless you’re pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo, you have no business posing for selfies in the snack aisle of a Japanese supermarket. Seriously! Supermarkets can...

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“Not Here to Be Liked” Challenges What Asian Girls Look Like in Media

In “Not Here to Be Liked,” Michelle Quach explores love, friendship, and what it means to be a “good feminist” as an Asian American girl in a world...

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Immigrant Songs and Unexpected Love Stories: Why You Need to Read Yoon Choi’s “Skinship”

The only context in which I used to hear the word “skinship” growing up would be when my mother stated she was uncomfortable with it. “Skinship,” after...

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