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Cleveland Asian Festival Brings New Vendors, Talent

Cleveland Asian Festival Brings New Vendors, Talent

Cleveland celebrates the fourth year of its Asian Festival with NBC’s “The Voice” semifinalist Cheesa.

By Justin McCraw
Amy Cao Makes Cooking Accessible to Everyone

Amy Cao Makes Cooking Accessible to Everyone

Amy Cao’s created a YouTube show that makes cooking accessible to anyone. And she’s about to move that concept to Cooking Channel TV.

By Whitney Donielson
Jason Chu Honors AAPI Heritage Month Through Spoken Word

Jason Chu Honors AAPI Heritage Month Through Spoken Word

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, rapper Jason Chu offers a fresh and reaffirming perspective on our heritage.

By Justin McCraw
White House Hosting Google Hangout to Kickoff AAPI Heritage Month

White House Hosting Google Hangout to Kickoff AAPI Heritage Month

Smithsonian director shares exhibits for this month’s celebration of Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage.

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Fraternity Under Fire for Racist Video

Asian-American Fraternity Under Fire for Racist Video

UC Irvine fraternity members release video in blackface.

By Justin McCraw
Jenna Ushkowitz Character Being Hyped on Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz Character Being Hyped on Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz is getting more screen time as the only Asian-American member of Fox’s hit TV series “Glee.”

By Guest Post
Christina Choi Cosmetics Contest

Christina Choi Cosmetics Contest

Enter our contest for a full-size bottle of Christina Choi Cosmetics’ Beauty Balm Cream, available May 1, 2013.

By Justin McCraw
Celebrating All Types of Beauty

Celebrating All Types of Beauty

Christina Choi is making personalized cosmetics that exemplify the natural beauty of a woman, no matter her race.

By Nicole Stempak
Friday Features, April 5, 2013

Friday Features, April 5, 2013

The dinosaurs are back in town, as we sift through the slim pickings of this week’s Friday Features.

By Justin McCraw
Asian Rapper Article Misses Mark

Asian Rapper Article Misses Mark

A recent article tries to examine an Asian-American female rapper but fails to draw any meaningful conclusions.

By Justin McCraw
The Third Culture: The “In-betweeners”

The Third Culture: The “In-betweeners”

A look at being Asian and American and struggling with what it means to be Asian-American in a society that sometimes just doesn’t understand.

By Isidora Torres
Friday Features, March 29, 2013

Friday Features, March 29, 2013

The president disavows the Joes, aliens snatch bodies, a woman is tempted and a circus stuntman robs banks in this week’s Friday Features.

By Justin McCraw
Failed Valentine, Friendship Failure and Reflections

Failed Valentine, Friendship Failure and Reflections

Being authentic is the best way to engage in meaningful conversation and build something beyond friendship, even if it’s hard.

By David Ka Wai Pan
From Failed Valentine to Friendship Failure

From Failed Valentine to Friendship Failure

Sometimes a relationship turns to friendship, and other times, it doesn’t even make it to that level. How do you deal?

By David Ka Wai Pan
Valentine’s Day Fail, Part 2

Valentine’s Day Fail, Part 2

In the second part of his relationship retrospective, David lets us in on his would-be confession and the apple of his eye’s response.

By David Ka Wai Pan
Asian American Engineer of the Year Hails from Cleveland

Asian American Engineer of the Year Hails from Cleveland

Asian American Engineer of the Year Wayne Wong accepts his prize for contributions to NASA, community in Cleveland.

By Matthew Seymour
From Empty Lots to Fields of Dreams

From Empty Lots to Fields of Dreams

Cleveland duo hopes to transform vacant lots into interactive literary adventures for children and families.

By Justin McCraw
Friday Features, March 1, 2013

Friday Features, March 1, 2013

Kevin Tsujihara becomes Warner Bros. Studios’ CEO, Justin Chon co-stars in a film and Friday Features makes a return.

By Justin McCraw
Valentine’s Day Fail, Part 1

Valentine’s Day Fail, Part 1

On the cusp of Valentine’s Day, we introduce a new column exploring the college experience, College Student Insider.

By David Ka Wai Pan
The Adorable Side of Mad Science

The Adorable Side of Mad Science

Dumpling talks to mad scientist cum toymaker cum appmaker, Dr. Krinkles, in this short bio and Q&A session the day after his birthday.

By Justin McCraw
Dumpling Turns One

Dumpling Turns One

Dumpling celebrates its one-year anniversary with a look behind at 2012 and a look ahead at all that 2013 will bring.

By Justin McCraw
Collection Explores Men and a Sense of Home

Collection Explores Men and a Sense of Home

Kevin Truong’s intimate look at the gay men combines with what it means to find a home, in this debut project exhibition showing now.

By Justin McCraw
The Legend Continues

The Legend Continues

Marie Lu’s highly-anticipated second act in the Legend series finally arrives in the form of “Prodigy.”

By Justin McCraw
Tips for Winning Scholarships for Minority and First-Generation Students

Tips for Winning Scholarships for Minority and First-Generation Students

College tuitions are rising, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to pay for your education, especially with a minority background.

By Guest Post
Media Releases, Jan. 8, 2013

Media Releases, Jan. 8, 2013

There may not be music to fill your ears, but there are DVDs and Blurays to liven your spirits, in this week’s Media Releases.

By Justin McCraw
GiftRocket Takes Gift Cards to Infinity and Beyond, Contest

GiftRocket Takes Gift Cards to Infinity and Beyond, Contest

Dumpling is offering a $10 GiftRocket credit, a new way to circumvent the inefficiencies of traditional plastic gift cards.

By Justin McCraw
Are You Interested in Taking the Microsoft Implementing Desktop Application Environments Certification Exam?

Are You Interested in Taking the Microsoft Implementing Desktop Application Environments Certification Exam?

Interested in obtaining a Microsoft certification?

By Guest Post
Goh Nakamura Spreads the Holiday Love

Goh Nakamura Spreads the Holiday Love

It’s a wonderful life, when a talented musician like Goh Nakamura unveils a new song just in time for Christmas. Cheers.

By Justin McCraw
Friday Features, Dec. 21 – 25, 2012

Friday Features, Dec. 21 – 25, 2012

This week, we take a look at the latest releases from Friday and over the Christmas holiday and grade them on their Asian-Americanness.

By Justin McCraw
6 Ways to Cope with Stress and Anxiety While Traveling

6 Ways to Cope with Stress and Anxiety While Traveling

Vacation doesn’t have to be stressful, and with these six tips for an anxiety-free vacation, you’re sure to spend the time enjoying rather than worrying.

By Guest Post