Jeff Yang is It's A Free Country's pop and politics blogger. He also writes the column Tao Jones for the Wall Street Journal Online. Follow him on Twitter at @originalspin.
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Nahnatchka Khan writes scripts that focus on real-life experiences. There are thousands of stories to tell, and she says Fresh Off the Boat is just the beginning.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sara Ramirez didn't see herself reflected on the silver screen growing up, but her love for the arts drove her to pursue a career in acting anyway.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When Yvonne Orji told her parents she was going to be a comedian, they cried. Since then, her story has inspired "first gens" all over the world.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The actor, writer, producer and comedian traces the trajectory of his career, including what was like to be The Daily Show's first brown person.
Monday, November 09, 2015
After a century in the shadows, immigrants are stepping into the prime-time spotlight. Code Switch takes a look at the past and present of immigrants on TV.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Whether it's at the movie theater or on the campaign trail, we're surrounded by reboots, reloads, remakes, and sequels. Where has American originality gone?
Monday, May 19, 2014
ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the firs...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Stephen Colbert tried to make fun of racists by making a racist joke. It didn't go over well on Twitter. Here's the story behind the latest "weaponized hashtag."
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Every Halloween, there are conversations about what's an appropriate costume, and what's insensitive. Historical (but despicable) figures like Genghis Khan? Racial stereotypes like a ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Jeff Yang, contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog and editor of Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, talks about the first South Asian Miss America and the...
Friday, March 01, 2013
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen are joined by Jeff Yang, who writes the Wall Street Journal's Tao Jones column. Jeff shares his thoughts on the new movie, "21 and...
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The reality is that the radicalization of the GOP is too complete, and the stakes remain too high, for any real post-election coming-together to occur.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
"As a wife and mother, I LOVE this binder. It keeps me in my place, allows me to get dinner ready on time, AND costs 72 percent of more masculine version!"
Monday, October 01, 2012
Seventy years ago, half of all Americans read comic books, and much of what they saw were stereotypical images of Asian kamikazes, gurus, temptresses, and lotus flowers. How did Asian...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The hashtag was overtaken instantly by tweets mocking the concept of specifically “Muslim” rage, detailing rage-triggers that were sometimes inanely innocuous, sometimes darkly iron...
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ryan, with his porcelain-pale skin, deep-set eyes and a pronounced widow's peak, has long been snarked as an Eddie Munster lookalike. Paired with Romney's long-faced, patrician featu...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Every Friday The Takeaway takes a look back at this week’s big stories. From the politics of basketball to the ongoing battle between Republicans and Democrats, this week was full of tension.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Is Jeremy Lin be headed over to the Rockets? Will all ties with the Knicks be cut by tomorrow? Is it finally the end of New York's 'Linsanity'?
Friday, July 06, 2012
Friday on The Takeaway means a chance to look back at this week’s big stories. Talking about the new employment numbers, Anderson Cooper, the Higgs Boson particle and more are Jeff Ya...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jeff Yang and Farai Chideya look back at the week's top stories for this week's Follow Friday. They cover the death and legacy of Rodney King, Jerry Sandusky's trial, Ann Curry's depa...