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Fred Ho, Musician And Activist, Dies At 56

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ho was known for combining Asian melodies with big band jazz, which he used to make his political points. He died from complications related to colorectal cancer that he'd been battling since 2006.


Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos

Friday, April 04, 2014

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.


When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. But the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.


They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.


Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.


Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.


Who's The Momma? Artist Gets Asians Young And Old To Swap Styles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.


What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

Friday, February 14, 2014

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.


Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

Saturday, February 01, 2014

There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.


Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

Friday, January 17, 2014

The team at Dartmouth College mined 180 million tweets from 900,000 users to understand word clippings — like "awks" as "awkward." The researchers want to understand how such words originate and how they spread.


Twitter Recap: A Chat On Interracial And Cross-Cultural Romance

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We asked folks to chime in our Twitter chat about interracial and cross-cultural romance using #xculturelove. And many participants responded by sharing their innermost feelings and thoughts on the topic.


What Happens When A Language's Last Monolingual Speaker Dies?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Emily Johnson Dickerson, the last person who spoke only Chickasaw, died last week at age 93. There were thousands of fluent Chickasaw speakers as late as the 1960s. Dickerson was among about 65 remaining.


Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art

Saturday, January 04, 2014

How should you tell your friends that you're in friend-love with them? Sakugawa, the artist and author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You shares what inspires her work.


2014: The Year We Weren't Shocked That People Of Color Watch Films?

Friday, January 03, 2014

The makers of Paranormal Activity are releasing two movies this year. One, which dropped in theaters this Friday, had Latino themes and characters. Does this mark a shift in narratives?


MSNBC Host Apologizes For Comments About Mitt Romney's Grandson

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On a segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, panelists captioned a photo of Romney's family, which included his adopted grandson. Cue the jokes, the Internet backlash and the apology.


Make It So: Sir Patrick Stewart Moos In Udder Accents

Monday, December 30, 2013

The English drama and moovie star proves he's one of the best in his field by grazing us with his impersonations of code-switching cows.

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Screening Room: Who Might Be The Next Black Actress On 'SNL'?

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Internet is buzzing with news of "secret" Saturday Night Live auditions for black female cast members. We've collected YouTube clips from some of the rumored hopefuls.


Telemundo's 'Highly Unusual' Resurrection of 'El Señor'

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Telemundo announced that its telenovela El Señor de los Cielos (Lord of the Skies) will be back for an unheard of second season. This is a radical departure from traditional telenovelas, which have a clear beginning and a definitive ending.


Sriracha Maker Has A Saucy Response To Judge's Ruling

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Last week, a judge ordered Sriracha manufacturer Huy Fong Foods to halt some production at a California factory after neighbors' complaints about air quality. The company responds.


Odds Favor White Men, Asian Women On Dating App

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Researchers recently took data from the Facebook app Are You Interested and found that not only is race a factor in our online dating interests, but particular races get disproportionately high — and low — amounts of interest.