The specialized high schools of NYC are the public school Ivy League — your kid getting in is the dream of any immigrant parent — and the expectation for some. While grueling exams keep many marginalized communities locked out, for some Asian American students (and their parents) those same tests feel like their ticket in.
via New Yorker
¡VIVA KOREA! The greatest joy of our week: Korea kept Mexico alive in the World Cup by defeating Germany — and El Tri fans have been thanking South Korea ever since. Meanwhile, kpop legends BTS have been killing it on Mexico iTunes since Korea’s win. Coincidence? We think not.
via Washington Post
Pitmaster Bryan Furman is bringing BBQ back to its roots, and dear god it’s delicious. This is not white dads cooking BBQ on the deck grill. This is split logs, layers of coal, smokehouse aromas, and melt-in-your mouth fleshiness. Bryan Furman’s B’s Cracklin’ BBQ is a story of hard work, rising from the ashes, and reclaiming your legacy.
via Bon Appetit
We know the words “Ant**ny Ke***dy” and “Su***me Co**rt” are hard to hear right now. He wasn’t always our friend, he wasn’t always our foe, but this swing voter brought incredible changes to the lives of so many and showed how human minds can grow.
via Washington Post
The Queer Eye Gang gets real and gets honest as they talk about crushing on each other, making over Trump supporters, and that peach scene in “Call Me By Your Name.” It’s a good time, and JVN nails it when it comes to the homophobic wedding cake baker in Colorado.
Are immigrant children being held in your state? In your county? In your town? We don’t know much about these facilities, but we can all help to find out more.
A dad with a traffic ticket brought his daughter to court with him, because he wanted her to see how this court was run, and who was running it. They do things differently in South Fulton’s municipal court system, and those things? They WORK.
Our bodies transform, our bodies change, our bodies grow weak and grow strong. In this essay, Roxane Gay reflects on her our body — the transformations it has undergone and will undergo, the strength she has built, and the power it gives her.
via The Undefeated
We were bawling like babies during “Bao.” We’re talking BUCKETS. You were too busy being confused? You didn’t “get it”? Well, good news: No one asked you! This short was for us Mash-Ups, our mamas, and our baby dumplings. Sorry not sorry.
“You have given this country hope, you have given this country proof that when you knock on your neighbor’s door, when you come to them with love, when you let them know that no matter your stance, you are there for them — that we can make change.”
via The Guardian