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Eddie Huang discusses his directorial debut, and what it was like working with the late Pop Smoke

Eddie Huang at The Vulture Spot on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

For the past decade, Eddie Huang has maneuvered with the passion of a mixtape rapper. Whether through memoir or food, the author-chef-restaurateur-producer-host-attorney used that mentality to produce generation-defining projects that highlight his experiences as the first-generation son of Taiwanese immigrants. And now, he can add “film director” to the list.


Crown Heights’ X-Clusive made it through West Nile, swine flu, and a crippling blackout — but coronavirus is another threat entirely

Illustration: Kingsley Nebechi

Gerard Louisias Jr. was tired of waiting in long lines for a haircut due to the lack of barbershops in the area and was sure there were enough Black men who felt the same to start his own barbershop. It was December 1992, and he had never cut a single follicle of hair off someone’s head. X-Clusive Barbershop was born out of a desire of giving a community what it needed and deserved.

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