Atsuko Okatsuka on feeling like a cultural intruder, being a TikTok star

“As an immigrant, I felt like … I was intruding on another culture and other people. Did I fit in?,” says Atsuko Okatsuka. Photo credit: Oluwaseye Olusa/HBO.

Stand-up comedian Atsuko Okatsuka went viral on TikTok for doing the drop challenge with her grandmother. Now she’s making her HBO comedy special debut.

Governor Gavin Newsom has convened a special legislative session in Sacramento to address record-high gas prices and what he describes as price gouging.

Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

How grad students make money can be complex and piecemeal — a maze of funding that’s harder to navigate in an expensive place like LA or New York.

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared “goblin mode” as its word of the year. It’s the first time a term has been chosen by the public.