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A Guide to A Mash-Up Life with Special Guests Min Jin Lee and Chani Nicholas

Artist in Residence

Wednesday October 11 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
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It’s a brave new mash-up world, with 48% of Gen Z identifying as non-white and the US population on track to become majority non-white by 2045. As we learn how to laugh, learn, and thrive in this increasingly cross-cultural, multi-hyphen modern society, Artist in Residence The Mash-Up Americans explores what it means to live our best lives through the lens of race, culture, and identity.

Join them and special guest Min Jin Lee as they discuss getting to the essence of things; what it feels like to be Korean at this epic moment of Koreanness; New York identity and, of course, how to be the most stylish person in the game. They will also be joined by the internet’s favorite astrologer Chani Nicholas to help navigate the stars, discover how our mash-ups come together, and where we’re all headed.

Arrive early to get a tarot reading to tap into your energy and gain insight into your future!



*Tarot readings are for entertainment purposes only

The Mash-Up Americans

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The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. They’re rooted in tradition, looking to the future, and creating culture each day they live it.

Founded in 2013 by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer, The Mash-Up Americans is a media company and boutique creative studio. They host their eponymous podcast and understand and connect to the dynamic, diverse, modern American audience. They produce chart-topping podcasts for everyone from HBO, Reese Witherspoon, and Rainn Wilson to The National Domestic Workers Alliance. 

“Everything we do reflects the kaleidoscope of the Mash-Up American experience and, at its core, pursues key questions: How do we define our identity? Who are the Mash-Up leaders, makers, doers and thinkers we need to know now? What are the issues keeping us up at night? What is the new culture that Mash-Ups are creating? And finally, how do we tell stories that help shape the future we want?”

Min Jin Lee

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Min Jin Lee is the author of the novels Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award, and runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Lee is the recipient of the 2022 Manhae Grand Prize for Literature from South Korea, the 2022 Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award, and the 2022 Samsung Happiness for Tomorrow Award for Creativity and fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Lee is an inductee of the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame and the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She is a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College and serves as a trustee of PEN America and a director of the Authors Guild. She is at work on her third novel, American Hagwon and a nonfiction work, Name Recognition.

Chani Nicholas

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Chani Nicholas is a Los Angeles–based New York Times bestselling author and astrologer with a community of over one million monthly readers. She has been a counseling astrologer for more than twenty years, guiding people to discover and live out their life’s purpose through understanding their birth chart. She has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, The  New Yorker, The Atlantic, and on Netflix.

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