“What Kind of Asian Are You?” Slam Poet Alex Dang With a Slam Dunk

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Alex Dang, at the National Poetry Slam.

Hollywood’s (Real) Problem with the Asian Male


“There are no Asian movie stars” – Aaron Sorkin

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!


Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge


Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

They want Everyone to Vote, Except You, You and You!


Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.

Nerd Nation

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Nerd and Otaku culture have helped men challenge and redefine masculinity. Jackson Bliss explores some of the powerful consequences of this subculture

Excerpt from SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS, by Kirstin Chen


“I clamped my arms to my sides in an attempt to hide the sweat stains. ‘She’s very bright,’ Uncle Robert added, as if describing a puppy or a small child. He leaned in close like he was sharing a secret.” By Kirstin Chen

Yellowface in CLOUD ATLAS

Hugo Weaving in yellowface

Yellowface in the new Cloud Atlas movie? Hollywood is getting out of control, forgetting the reality of racism in its mixed-up pursuit of ambition. Shame on the movie business. Last night, I found out that the new Cloud Atlas movie will be sporting several actors in yellowface–that is, white actors made up to look Asian. You can […]

“Don’t Cry!”: Being a Man in Korea


What makes boys cry, and when are boys allowed to cry? Turner Wright reports, with examples from South Korea.

Aziz Ansari: Texting With Girls

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“Everyman” Aziz Ansari’s video on the havoc that texting has reeked on modern dating.

It’s Linsanity

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Matthew Salesses talks of Jeremy Lin and ESPN’s racist “Chink in the Armor” Headline.

Early Childhood Education


The “Love, Recorded” column is back, and Matt and Cathreen are educating baby Grace. How early is early education?

Guestpost #24: Jen Chow – Ten things I've learned from being an Asian Sensation

Jen Chow is my friend, colleague, event-organizing super-star, and all-around hilarious person (or, in her Scarberian parlance, “so jokes”). Jen is also really Chinese, which makes this list all the more funny and curious. It’s true, I can’t lie, most Asians are bad drivers. 97% of the time you encounter a bad driver, they’re Asian! […]

Guestpost #12: Anonymous – Ten things I’ve learned from being a Korean woman

Anonymous (not their real name) is an exceptionally smart person studying exceptionally smart things, but wishes to remain anonymous for the purposes of this post. At the age of 26, it is time for you to get married. Your parents and grandparents will not stop setting you up with their family friends’ son in law […]