American Mashups

Where cultures collide, get ready for beautiful chaos.

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Where White Manhattanites Become Mystical Muslims

On the tony Upper West Side, a congregation of mostly white New Yorkers find their spiritual calling in a branch of Islam that couldn’t be further from the violent extremism that dominates our newscasts.

The Nuyorican Revolution

For half a century, spoken-word savants have seized their roots and given a voice to the Puerto Ricans of New York.

Cooking in Translation

With the help of her Korean mother in Seoul and Italian-American mother-in-law in Brooklyn, a New Yorker becomes master of her own cuisine, and finds that taste buds have no borders.

The Bocce Boys of Corona

In a rapidly changing corner of Queens, young Latinos and aging Italians come together for epic showdowns on the bocce court.