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Is it OK for white kids to dress like ‘Encanto’ characters? Experts discuss cultural appropriation

It's not always simple, but here are questions to ask to make sure your kid's Halloween costume doesn't cross the line.
Children Wearing Costumes
Children Wearing Costumes

See inside the largest White House Diwali celebration ever

“Diwali is a reminder that each of us has the power to dispel darkness,” Biden said, as he, the first lady and the vice president celebrated the holiday.
Joe Biden, Jill Biden and Kamala Harris during an event celebrating Dewali at the White House
Joe Biden, Jill Biden and Kamala Harris during an event celebrating Dewali at the White House

Diwali desserts: How to make 3 Indian treats in basically no time

One of the most important aspects of any special occasion in Indian culture are the desserts.

Anna May Wong will make history as the first Asian American on US currency

Wong was a trailblazing film star during Hollywood's golden age.
Smouldering Wong
Smouldering Wong

Bruno Mars withdraws Silk Sonic from Grammy Awards consideration

Mars, a longtime Grammy favorite, may be responding to criticism the Recording Academy received in 2018, when his “24K Magic” album and related singles won all six categories it was nominated for.
64th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Telecast
64th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Telecast

Jeremy Lin documentary shows why 'Linsanity' still matters to Asian Americans

“38 at the Garden” looks back at Lin's memorable stretch of performances with the New York Knicks in 2012.
Jeremy Lin reacts in Knicks game vs. Lakers in 2012
Jeremy Lin reacts in Knicks game vs. Lakers in 2012

‘A systemic failure': Indians struggle to return home with US Embassy backlog

As of Tuesday, the wait time for a visitor visa at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi was 833 days, according to the State Department's website.
travel background
travel background

What to know about Season 3 of ‘Indian Matchmaking’

Matchmaker Sima Taparia told TODAY further details would be released "very soon."
Sima Aunty in Indian Matchmaking.
Sima Aunty in Indian Matchmaking.

Southwest surprises flight to Hawaii with free ukulele lessons

The lessons and instruments were provided by Guitar Center.
People on a plane hold their ukuleles up in the air, smiling for a camera.
People on a plane hold their ukuleles up in the air, smiling for a camera.

Use the ‘3.5-star rule’ to find the most ‘authentic’ Chinese food, says viral TikTok

You're probably going to rush to check the rating of your go-to Chinese spot after you watch this.

Lee Jung-jae of ‘Squid Game’ made history with Emmy for best actor in drama

He’s the first actor from a non-English show to win the award.
Image: Lee Jung-jae
Image: Lee Jung-jae