Fred Ho practices his baritone saxophone in a dressing room before a performance.
Joseph Yoon/Courtesy of Fred Ho
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.
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This clothing swap seems perfectly natural to me.
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.
These photos make us think that maybe, it's time we start a Code Switch stock photo database. ...
February 14, 2014 We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.
February 1, 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.
Some clippings: "Hilar" or "hilars" mean "hilarious." "Alc" is shorthand for "alcohol" in some circles. And "obvi" is pretty straightforward (er, "obvious").
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.
Two hands of different skin colors creating a heart, two hands of different skin colors intertwined. These are the types of images found in stock photo databases that are tagged "interracial romance."
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.
A portrait of Emily Johnson Dickerson by artist Mike Larsen.
Courtesy of the Chickasaw Nation
January 8, 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.
Yumi Sakugawa's book I Think I Am In Friend Love With You helps define the joys of modern friendships.
January 4, 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.
The latest installment of Paranormal Activity has Latino themes and a Latino cast.
January 3, 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 Melissa Harris-Perry asked her guests to comment on this photo of Mitt Romney's family, which included Romney's adopted grandson.
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.
The limousine carrying mortally-wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward Parkland Hospital in Dallas just seconds after he was shot.
December 31, 2013 Since June, we've been "live-tweeting" moments from 1963 as if they were happening today. That includes "replays" of the March on Washington, the Birmingham church bombing and President Kennedy's assassination.
A Jersey cow enjoys the sunshine in Jersey, one of the British Channel Islands.
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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What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen?
December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
Kerry Washington (with Taran Killam) recently appeared on SNL to spoof the show's lack of a black female cast member.
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.
Rafael Amaya plays drug lord Aurelio Casillas on El Señor de los Cielos.
Billy Coleman/Telemundo/NBC Universal
December 4, 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.
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