Kat Chow

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How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

K-pop — or Korean pop — makes its latest move toward the center of American pop culture with Nickelodeon's new show, Make It Pop. But beyond "Gangnam Style," how did K-pop evolve?


Way More College Students Are Studying Korean. Is 'Hallyu' The Reason?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Overall, college students aren't enrolling in foreign language classes as much as they used to. But more people are enrolling in Korean language classes.


The Director Of 'Home' On Its Immigration Storyline

Monday, March 30, 2015

"I think an immigrant story can be a very large story, and that this one is very large," Tim Johnson, who directed the animated film, told Latino Voices.


Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.


Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.


The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

Friday, March 20, 2015

Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.


Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Video blogger and DJ Jay Smooth was on MSNBC Tuesday night to talk about Starbucks' "Race Together" campaign, which has already birthed a very public, cringeworthy conversation about race.


The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Friday, March 06, 2015

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.


Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.


Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.


A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.


African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.


Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Apple will be rolling out a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.


Oscars Voter Says 'Selma' Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Tees Were 'Offensive'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."


After a Racial Attack, A South Philly School Tries to Heal

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.


Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.


'Community' Actor Ken Jeong Might Be Getting His Own Show

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ABC recently green lighted a sitcom starring the doctor-turned-actor Ken Jeong, who will play a frustrated MD in Dr. Ken.


One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.


Graphic Novelist Adrian Tomine Takes On The Notorious Long Duk Dong

Monday, February 09, 2015

The cartoonist shared how the cartoonish Sixteen Candles character affected him IRL.


What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?