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TRIUMPH & TENDERNESS FROM ASIAN CREATIVES
Asian & Asian American filmmakers present vignettes of the human condition at the Austin Asian American Film Festival. 
HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x TINA HE OF FAKEPIXELS
Fakepixels is a publication for courageous ideas that pursues complex thinking, technical imagination, and deep empathy to renew our hope for the near future.
'JIALAT': THE WORD FROM HOME THAT FOUND ME
Thousands of miles away from my family in this pandemic, I got a taste of what I missed
JIWON CHOI
The South Korean jewelry designer breathing Y2K culture into her creations 
HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x JAE WHO OF GPA 6.9
GPA6.9 is a pop culture brand established by Jae Who and John Spinnenweber. 
HOW 'SAPIENS' MADE ME RETHINK HISTORY
Turning an existential crisis into awe and hope
ART DURING COVID-19
In relentless pursuit of documentation and connection, artists do what they do best: create
WHAT NEVER SEEING MYSELF ON SCREEN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MYSELF
Piecing together my identity through my relationship with film and Lady Bird
THE ELOQUENCE OF E-GIRLS AND E-BOYS
The era of temple-tapping teens
HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x ALI KRIEGSMAN OF BULLETIN
How Bulletin redesigned the brick & mortar format with a radically new philosophy
'NEVER HAVE I EVER' AND THE TRIUMPHS AND PITFALLS OF THE DIASPORIC NARRATIVE
Never Have I Ever is not and will never be the definitive South Asian diasporic narrative
IN THE ERA OF THE PANDEMIC, WE LEARN WHO WE TRULY ARE
“What do you mean, you’re not scared?” 
MY QUARANTINE ROUTINE IN AMSTERDAM
From a 20-year-old stuck-abroad-student-freelancer
LESSONS FROM LOSING MY PHONE IN BALI
A photo essay of pre-pandemic bliss
#BLACKLIVESMATTER
We pledge to support #BlackLivesMatter, and we will continue in solidarity for justice among all people. 
APAHM LETTER OF APPRECIATION
A letter of appreciation from our founders.
TO ALL THE ASIAN BOYS LARA JEAN DIDN’T LOVE
Did no Nguyen ever catch Lara Jean’s eyes? 
INTRODUCING BH X MAŔA PERALTA STUDIO
An exclusive interview with our first multidisciplinary accessory partner.
CAN YOU DO A READING FOR ME?
Demystifying the Art of Tarot Reading
STAYING CONNECTED WHILE ISOLATED
What can we do with what we have to fulfill what we fundamentally need?
WHY DID THE ANIMALS CROSS?
WHY DID THE ANIMALS CROSS? ...For a deserted island getaway from quarantine
GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP
GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP - a collection of stories from around the world that will help put a smile on your face. 
RIDING ON THE TIGERTAIL
Alan Yang wants you to call your dad. An honest review on "TIGERTAIL" by Netflix. 
THE RIGHTFUL AUTHORITY OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN FASHION
The conversation about sustainability must begin with indigenous communities
THE TRUTH ABOUT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Love might not conquer all, but it’s a good place to start
ON THE IMMERSIVE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE OF ‘CATHARSIS'
London’s answer to CONNECT, BTS questions the relationship between technology and nature
@CHINESESCHOOL-DROPOUT
The Instagram celebrating the iconic looks of vintage Hong Kong and Chinese stars
THE AGE OF VINTAGE III
Meet Omnichannel Extraordinaire Loop Garms
THE AGE OF VINTAGE II
A Vintagewknd Exclusive Interview
THE AGE OF VINTAGE I
No Two Alike: Vintage Finds for Conscious Minds
BONG JOON HO'S LEGACY
How Bong Joon Ho’s success has opened our eyes to the word of culture we have excluded for too long. 
ROSES ARE RED, BUT IS THE FLORAL INDUSTRY GREEN?
Read this before you splurge on your next Insta-worthy bouquet. 
WE'RE ALL FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK
Oddly-specific and niche Facebook groups I joined in the name of ‘scientific inquiry’ 
THE MAKING OF A MAN
Understanding and redefining masculinity in 2020
MEET SINGER-SONGWRITER PAULINA VO
“The only constant in my entire life was music.”
SPARKING JOY CROOKES
Crooksie told me not to fall in love too early, but it’s hard not to.
I WAS ASKED TO BE A "LUXURY PERSONAL SHOPPER"
It’s not the need for speed, it’s the need for a Louis Vuitton Speedy
FROM STONE TO PETAL: RAVEENA'S LUCID
Raveena’s debut album explores healing in technicolor
SPILLING THE TEA
 What To Order On Your Next Boba Run, According To Your Enneagram
THE LONG-OVERDUE BUBBLE TEA EMOJI
What I *really* mean when I text you the bubble tea emoji
THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI
A look into this iconic Chinese-American designer’s legacy on fashion.
EVERYTHING WE'RE EXPECTING FROM MULAN
The 2020 live-action adaptation of Mulan may be positioned to be better than its 1998 original. 
THE UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD OF BABY YORS
Or perhaps it’s the right side up.
THANK YOU FOR THE VENOM
On My Chemical Romance and I
KELSEY LU: THE SIREN CELLIST
As much as I write about music, I am no musician. But I know when I’m in love.
LOVE AS TOLD BY MAKOTO SHINKAI
Oh earnest love, your purity and existence eludes us all.
THE NO-SPOILERS GUIDE TO PARASITE
Why You Should Go In Cold
THE FILMS THAT SHAPED LOVE FOR ME
How these 6 films helped me figure out how to love and be loved.
THE RIGHT COMPANY
Why It’s Important To Be Picky With People
RUMINATING THE LONG DISTANCE FRIENDSHIP
How do you maintain a long distance friendship?
ANOTHER TIME, EROS
An essay on why love can wait, for now.
THE SMART MONEY HABITS I'M KEEPING IN 2020
Most people can’t keep their new year’s resolutions. That ain’t me.
ON THE SACREDNESS OF STUFFED ANIMALS
Defending our right to own plushies! As adults! I said what I said!
ZOEY GONG: XIN YI OF TABLE81
Gong, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, began her journey as a healer after doctors discovered her breast tumors and rashes
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY, 'RAT' IS THE QUESTION
Reviewing Fashion & Beauty Takes on “Year of the Rat”
HOW (NOT) TO SELL LUNAR NEW YEAR
The greatest hits and misses of 2020’s Lunar New Year releases
THE BAZAARS AND BIRTHDAYS OF SINGAPORE'S K-POP CAFES
Meet the enterprising students forming friendships and creative ventures to celebrate beloved K-Pop musicians
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ASIAN
“When I did well, I fulfilled stereotypes, receiving no personal credit. When I didn’t, I took the double blow of personal accountability for failing a cultural standard.”
CAPTURING VULNERABILITY WITH UMI
Chronicling a brief but personal journey of discovery into UMI’s music, life, and art.
REPORTING LIVE FROM NEW YORK: BTS V'S BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday, Winter Bear <3
KIDS WHO DRESS BETTER THAN WE EVER COULD
Some kids give you baby fever. And some inspire your F/W20 lookbook.
ICONIC FASHION MOMENTS IN K-POP
"Thank you, stylists"
MY SEXUAL AWAKENING PLAYLIST
All night I think about you, that's all I do
THE MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF 2020
Art, film, music, and more to look forward to as you ring in the beginning of the new year. 
WE ARE THE FUTURE
SuperM at Madison Square Garden
SELF-CARE: A PORTRAIT SERIES
How Gen-Z Practices Self Care
MEET KRISTIN POSNER OF NOURISH CO.
How Japanese Jewish food and community are modernized through tradition
GOALS WHEN WE'RE 60 YEARS OLD
5 fashion influencers that defy what it means to grow old
WHAT'S RICH ABOUT RICH BRIAN
Rich Brian’s The Sailor Tour in Amsterdam
FINDING WELLNESS ON WINTERY NIGHTS
It’s the winter blues, baby
DANCING BEYOND MASCULINITY & FEMININITY
Dissecting the subversive art of Taemin’s androgynous choreography
FINDING A THERAPIST AS A TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEE
“I needed a reason to find a therapist beyond myself.”
RUBY IBARRA RECLAIMS HER NARRATIVE THROUGH RAP
The Bay Area-based rapper celebrates her identity as a Filipino-American immigrant and empowers women around the world
TEENS WITH TATTOOS
What Indonesian Teens Have To Say About Their Ink
SLEEPLESS IN SAN DIEGO
A biased but absolutely true experience of an Epik High concert
A NIGHT WITH LIZZO IN AMSTERDAM
We were all 100% that bitch
MONSUNE'S TRADITION
On The Art of Nostalgia and Growing Up
THERE'S AN INSTAGRAM FOR THAT
Here are five Instagram accounts you never knew you needed to follow.
ENGINEERING KNITWEAR
4 tech-infused knitwear brands on the rise
RISING MILLENNIAL ASIAN DESIGNERS
These Chinese designers are establishing themselves globally, challenging the traditional Eastern v. Western dichotomy of style.
DREAMING WIDE AWAKE WITH BRAHNY
Reporting live from Brahny’s dreamworld
FOR THE DIASPORA, 'HOME' IS A CHOICE
To find yourself, try losing yourself first
ENTERING THE DREAMY HUES OF TEI SHI'S LA LINDA
Tei Shi’s Listening Party at The Dance NYC
FIVE POWERHOUSE ASIAN-AMERICAN EDITORS
These editors are changing the media landscape
THE HIP HOP ARTIST JAILED FOR HIS MUSIC
Malaysian Chinese recording artist Namewee is a name we’ll remember
FROM INFLUENCER TO DESIGNER
4 Korean-American influencers who have launched their own brands
HOW I DISCOVERED ROCK MUSIC
I sat on an old worn-out carpet, surrounded by dusty bric a brac, transfixed by the pink mohawk man on TV
IF YOU COULD SAY IT
What I had always wanted to say to my mother: “I just feel like you’re disappointed in me.”
PLUS-SIZE INFLUENCERS SHARE THE LONG ROAD TO SELF-CONFIDENCE
From adolescent diet camps to “kiss my fat ass”
BOBA CULTURE MIGHT BE A CULT
May I submit to the court compelling evidence that boba culture might actually be a cult. 
JESS YOUNG: FOUNDER OF 'BOYS IN POLISH'
“I’m a Scorpio!”
EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE
Take a look inside the Yayoi Kasama exhibit in NYC that attracts over two-hour lines
G-DRAGON’S COMEBACK WITH NIKE AND CONVERSE
G-Dragon’s military homecoming is unlike any other
LOVE LETTER TO HOME
Home is a feeling – transcendent and evolving over time. Here are our love letters to home.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE UP SPACE WHERE IT ISN'T PERMITTED?
Art can’t exist without external influence or ‘contamination’.
WHAT YOUR SPOTIFY 2019 WRAPPED SAYS ABOUT YOU
One last look at the crises and playlists of 2019 before I move on forever
OH, SHE'S RICH RICH
10 of 2019’s Most Ridiculous Designer Products
REPORTING LIVE FROM NEW YORK: BTS JIN'S BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday, Worldwide Handsome!
10 THINGS WE CAN'T BELIEVE HAPPENED IN 2019
We’re so ready for this decade to be over, but we couldn’t resist one last rage-fest
A DECADE IN REVIEW: PART I
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists of Asian Heritage
WHAT JING WEN KNOWS
Model, artist, and photographer Jing Wen became the first Chinese woman to appear in a Chanel campaign in the high fashion house’s 109-year-history.
IT'S LEXIE LIU'S WORLD AND THANK GOD WE'RE LIVING IN IT
88Rising’s Lexie Liu’s new music video is a liberation from the mundane.
THE RETURN OF CORDUROY
Corduroy is back with a vengeance. And it’s coming for our men.
HOW TO TELL THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE TO F*CK OFF
"With all due respect, f*ck off."
2019 POP CULTURE YEAR IN REVIEW
This year’s highlights in film, music, culture, and entertainment.
WHAT WE'RE BINGE-WATCHING
From Disney+ to Hulu, here are the shows taking over my life
88RISING GIVES WESTERN MUSIC WHAT IT'S MISSING
The music label and media company that puts Asian artists at the top of US Hip Hop charts
THRIFTING IN NEW YORK CITY
Hidden treasures in the city that never sleeps
COME THRIFT WITH ME IN AMSTERDAM
When you have too many options and too little money.
FINDING A HOME IN THE CITY OF SIN
When in Amsterdam - a day in the life of an 20-year-old
PLAYING DRESS-UP IN MY BROTHER'S CLOSET
Andy Hsiao. 27. Always somewhere between his Jersey City apartment or his stomping grounds in SoHo.
WHERE A COMMUNITY KEEPS ITS SPIRIT
The Significance of Taiwan’s Long Shan Temple