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Do Chinese Pioneers Get Railroaded in AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'?: Jeff Yang's latest "Tao Jones" column for Speakeasy takes a look at Hell on Wheels, AMC's new Transcontinental Railroad drama, which has conspicuously left out the story of Chinese workers and their part in building the railroad.

The Sorry State Of '2 Broke Girls': Racism and Lame Sex Jokes: Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter joins the chorus of critics and viewers taking issue with the racist (and more importantly) painfully unfunny character of Han Lee in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

Exclusive! Ask John Cho or Kal Penn a Question; Win Tickets to the Premiere of 'A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas': Short notice (entries are due October 31, 5:00pm PT), but our friends at 8Asians are giving away tickets to the Hollywood premiere of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

Top 8 Last Minute Halloween Costumes For Asian Americans: "Crap. It's the day before Halloween and you don't have a costume. You're also Asian, which means your options are either limited to Bruce Lee, GoGo from Kill Bill, Ryu from Street Fighter or Mulan. Yawn."

The Kondabolu Brothers - Wearing Feathers at Sasquatch: The legendary Brothers Kondabolu -- Hari and Ashok -- discuss the appropriation of Native American culture by festival goers at this year's Sasquatch Music Festival.

Asian American Literary Awards: The Asian American Writers' Workshop recently honored the winners of the fourteenth annual Asian American Literary Awards, the highest literary honor for writers of Asian American descent.

Julie Otsuka Reads From The Buddha in the Attic: Here's a video of author Julie Otsuka reading a selection from her novel, 2011 National Book Award finalist The Buddha in the Attic.

Takeout story: Behind bulletproof glass and out on a bike for a Chinese restaurant in Mott Haven: "But there's a different version of that story that goes on in many parts of this city. And that version is about money, class, race, and education. And in that version people are robbed, assaulted and killed, and people live in fear, constantly on guard and under threat over Chinese food."

Black-Market Babies: Broken Families in China, Confused Children in the U.S.: Corruption at Chinese adoption agencies has resulted in children being stolen from their families and sold internationally for steep prices and under false pretenses.

Signs of the Times: SF360 interviews filmmaker Mina T. Son about her award-winning short documentary Making Noise in Silence, which follows two deaf South Korea students at the California School for the Deaf.

Bill Nguyen: The Boy In The Bubble: Fast Company has a fascinating profile on Bill Nguyen, who launches startups with haste, never researches the competition, and keeps making the same mistakes... but still somehow manages to attract venture capitalists' money.

Kabzuag Vaj, A Champion of Change in Eradicating Violence in AAPI Communities: Last Thursday, Kabzuag Vaj was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for her work to eradicate domestic violence.

Ranked Choice Voting & the SF Mayor's Race: The AAA Fund blog on how Asian American voters and Ranked Choice Voting, in which voters are allowed to select up to three candidates for a single office, will play a key role in next months race for San Francisco mayor.

Continuing Progress and Increasing Opportunities for the AAPI Community: Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders talks about the recent Symposium on Research and Data on Progress and Opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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