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How Banned Is Winnie the Pooh in China, Really?

If you’re a fan of South Park or John Oliver, or if you’re even somewhat aware of international events, you probably know that the beloved…

Mr. Toilet Wants to Save the World From Drowning in Shit

As soon as I step into filmmaker Lily Zepeda’s apartment in Santa Monica, I nearly trip over a toilet that’s wedged by the doorway. There…

China’s Greatest Pop-Culture Export Is A Bunch of People Cooking on YouTube

Whether it’s about fermented bean curd, chili paste, dried beef or “drunken” crabs, you can expect every video from Li Ziqi to feature a prominent…

Eat Your Heart Out: Mom’s Cabbage Omelet

Frank Shyong is a columnist for the L.A. Times, writing about diaspora and the cultural, political and economic issues that impact ethnic communities. Born to…