Arts & Culture

From bestselling authors to up and coming artists, here are the creative leaders in the Asian American community.

Get in these Pants!

Get in these Pants!

When was the last time you bought a pair of pants, let alone any piece of clothing, that involved a deeper purpose besides “achieving a look”? For me, it was a pair of Toms I purchased during college. My sole investment supported a greater cause because for every pair...

Romance Novels for Your Reading Pleasure

Romance Novels for Your Reading Pleasure

Love is in the air, and a dose of it could cure boredom during these pandemic times. Love is also far from a fairy tale and these novels recognize it. There is the awkwardness of dating. There is intervention from maternal figures. There is also the sweetness of...

Pairess: The Work From Home Must-Have

Pairess: The Work From Home Must-Have

With work-from-home orders abound, the desire to dress comfortably becomes more and more appealing. Yet, there is a constant struggle in deciding what’s cozy while still formal enough for work; a T-shirt with sweatpants, for example, may not be presentable for that...

Ready, Set, Virtual Date!

Ready, Set, Virtual Date!

Social distancing, curfews and lockdowns have made dating even more challenging (as if it wasn’t hard enough already, especially in dense cities like New York where women outnumber men). In the not-so-distant past, apps like OKCupid and Tinder got us out on the town...

Lazy Sundaes’ Recipe for Sweet Success during a Pandemic

Lazy Sundaes’ Recipe for Sweet Success during a Pandemic

Food, design, fashion, and cute animals: when Tammy Na and Amber Luan first met at Boston University in 2008, they bonded over these interests and decided they would eventually do “something” together. Over ten years later, that “something” is now Lazy Sundaes, a...

SPONSORED POST: Finding Home & Belonging in “While I Was Away”

SPONSORED POST: Finding Home & Belonging in “While I Was Away”

For many second-generation Americans, visiting the “motherland” can be a jarring experience. We’re initially delighted to be around people who look like us and speak like us — only to find out the way we dress, pronounce words and behave are all “wrong.” That, even in...

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee’s novel “Everyone Was Falling” takes place in 2016, when racism, trauma and violence increased on the verge of Trump’s election. Reading the novel— which was released in September 2020 — after another election has passed feels foreboding yet affirming. ...

6 Asian-Owned Sustainable Fashion Brands For Every Type Of Fashionista

6 Asian-Owned Sustainable Fashion Brands For Every Type Of Fashionista

This year, the December holiday season is going to look different than the last, with quarantines and rising COVID-19 cases getting more press than the hottest gift ideas. It only makes sense that holiday shopping will also be different. Instead of browsing leisurely...