Latest from Marian Liu

Why is K-pop so popular?

The genre’s catchy songs, savvy use of social media and dedicated fans are a formula for global success.
  • Jul 14, 2021

‘Not enough has happened’: Protesters reflect on what has changed — and what hasn’t

A year after millions of people around the world took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, About U.S. checked in with protesters we spoke with last year. Many of them said they had seen little change in their communities, but had made big changes in their personal lives.
  • Jun 17, 2021

Comfort and connection: Asian chefs and celebrities share how food can draw us closer and divide us

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we asked Asian chefs and celebrities what role food plays in their lives.
  • May 27, 2021

The Asian dishes that bring our readers comfort and remind them of home

The Washington Post asked readers about the Asian dishes that bring them comfort to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Many recalled memories of not only their motherlands, but of their mothers.
  • May 26, 2021

With a flaky crust and delicate filling, Chinese egg tarts evoke sweet memories and a fusion cuisine

How to bake Chinese egg tarts from scratch, including fashioning a buttery, flaky dough.
  • Mar 22, 2021

Amid attacks, Asian Americans challenge traditions that discourage speaking out, seeking therapy

The traditions of silence in many Asian communities, along with systemic barriers, have limited access to help.
  • Mar 22, 2021

Asian Americans see shooting as a culmination of a year of racism

Fear gripped the Asian American and Pacific Islander community after the Georgia shooting.
  • Mar 17, 2021

‘Nobody came, nobody helped’: Fears of anti-Asian violence rattle the community

Violent attacks against Asian American elders have left the community reeling, especially across Chinatowns from New York to San Francisco. Now they're looking for ways to protect themselves.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Chinese New Year was always about traveling to family. This year, traditions are at home.

Chinese New Year has typically been one of the largest migrations of people in the world, but during the pandemic, it's largely subdued.
  • Feb 10, 2021