August 20, 2019
Qasim Rashid’s Uphill Battle for State Senate
He’s running to be Virginia’s first Muslim American state senator. Death threats and Islamophobia can’t keep him down.
August 2, 2019
Alisha Rai is Making Brown Sex Sexy
The Indian American romance author is writing sexy, happy stories, and is ready to move on from tragic South Asian characters.
July 26, 2019
In the East Village, Madina Masjid Stands Still
In an ever-evolving neighborhood, the Bangladeshi-founded mosque has remained a constant.
July 22, 2019
Not All Shows Are Made in Heaven
“Made in Heaven” — as one of Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian originals — had the opportunity to break many rules. Yet, it stuck to formulas Bollywood has explored for years.
July 17, 2019
Afternoon Tea at Janam’s
One woman is trying to make afternoon Indian tea happen. Can she avoid the colonial comparisons?
July 11, 2019
Does Religion Really Affect Your Cholesterol?
According to a new MASALA study, there might be a link between religion and high levels of “bad” cholesterol — but the study misses out on diverse diets within religions.
June 28, 2019
The Taboo of the Sex Talk
Decades of South Asian Americans haven’t had the sex talk. What has it meant?
June 27, 2019
Know Your Spices: Ashwagandha
In the West, ashwagandha is touted as a miracle herb and its sales have grown. But what’s the truth?
June 21, 2019
The Other Kardashians
A British couple grew famous on Instagram as pious Muslims, but a recent revelation of polygamy has shattered the illusion and showcased the fleeting nature of Instagram celebrity.