‘Dr Ken’ Returns For Season 2!

“Dr. Ken” is the hit sitcom starring Ken Jeong that premiered last season. Loosely based on his prior life as a doctor, the show jumps back and forth between his work life and his family life. Suzy Nakamura plays his therapist wife, while Krista Marie Yu and Albert Tsai play his kids. According to Nakamura’s Backstage […]

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Ajay Devgn and Kajol Tour the US

by Ritu Mediratta This week, there will be a rare meet-and-greet opportunity in the US to meet Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn and Kajol. The husband-wife duo are all set to promote their upcoming production “Shivaay,” scheduled to be released on October 28 to align with the Diwali weekend. The Meet the Devgns Tour will start off in NYC […]

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The Eczema Metaphor: Digging Into the Skin Condition of ‘The Night Of’

by Neelanjana Banerjee The recent series finale of HBO’s “The Night Of“ miniseries — an American version of the BBC’s “Criminal Justice” — became an unexpectedly South Asian American-centric show with its portrayal of Nasir Khan, played by British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed, as a young Pakistani American man accused of murdering a young woman he […]

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Making an Impact: Q&A with Filmmaker Grace Lee

by Neelanjana Banerjee Filmmaker Grace Lee’s documentary and narrative films investigate how one’s identity and ideas influences the world around them. Whether it is her acclaimed first feature-length film “The Grace Lee Project,” which investigates the lives of other people named Grace Lee, or even a mockumentary called “American Zombie,” which imagined a world in […]

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Binge-watch These Asian American Political Docs

by Neelanjana Banerjee After two straight weeks of GOP and Democratic convention mania, there are few moments that seem to really have resonated virally with the public. One that stands out is at the DNC—the heart-breaking and direct speech by Khizr Khan, father of Captain Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004 trying to protect his men […]

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Top 5 Reasons You Need To Watch the Bollywood Award-Winner ‘Bajirao Mastani’

by Ritu Mediratta The International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) is one of India’s most talked about Bollywood award shows, and this year, on June 25, the 17th annual IIFA 2016 was held in Madrid, Spain. The period film “Bajirao Mastani“ took home the top honors with 13 wins, including Best Actor (Female) and Best Actor (Male) trophies for Deepika Padukone and […]

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