8.07.2016

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The Great Wall Director Zhang Yimou Defends the Film From Accusations of Whitewashing: "The film is deeply rooted in Chinese culture," argues director Zhang Yimou, whose latest Great Wall features Matt Damon definding the Chinese monument against dragons.

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Toxic Masculinity Claims Life of Another Asian American Woman: This has to stop. In Mukilteo Washington, Allen Ivanov murdered his ex-girlfriend and two classmates before driving to a house party.

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#HyperMasculAZNs: Discussing toxic masculinity, misogyny, and patriarchy in the AAPI community. From Eddie Huang's misogyny and appropriation of symbols of Black masculinity, Daniel Holtclaw and Elliot Rodgers' horrific and violent acts -- 18 Million Rising initiated a Twitter conversation to urge the AAPI community, especially men, to confront issues of misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heterosexism.

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'He was trying to kill me': echoes of Brock Turner in another case with same judge: An immigrant victim of domestic violence brought her case against ex-fiance Ming Hsuan Chiang to Aaron Persky's court. Persky sentenced Chiang to "weekend jail," a lenient sentence compared to the abuse she underwent.

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How NYC's Chinese immigrants are fighting Chinatown's slumlords: Thanks to state regulation policies, community organization, and the existing community's efforts, New York's Chinatown residents continue to fight displacement.

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Video: Adorable 67-Year-Old DPW Worker Suu Ngo Talks About Supporting Grandkids, Loving Her Work: Try to watch this without crying. Grandmother Suu Ngo raised her grandchildren after her daughter was murdered by her husband. She went to City Hall and asked for a job with the Department of Public Works to earn enough money.

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'Shrimp Boy' gets life in prison for murder, corruption in San Francisco case: Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow led a SF Chinatown fraternal organization, and was sentenced to life in prison for murder in a case that unveiled a massive corruption scandal that cost millions in taxpayer dollars.

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Real Life: Love, Loss, and Kimchi: How learning to cook Korean food helped Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast grieve and heal after her mother passed away.

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Theresa Lin: The Julia Child of Chinese Regional Cuisine: For one hour every Sunday, Theresa Lin broadcasts cooking tips from her single-room studio in Pasadena to a hungry Mandarin-speaking audience tuning in from all over Los Angeles.

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Views or Hiroshima: A Japanese American woman documents life in occupied Japan: After the U.S. government ended Japanese internment, Shiuko Sakai took a post in the Department of the Army and documented life in occupied Japan.

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But Who Is Listening Now? What the painful process of learning Korean has taught Nancy Jooyoun Kim about facing rejection as a writer.

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Text Message Interview with Yumi Sakugawa: Zinster, comic book maker, and interdisciplinary artist Yumi Sakugawa texts interviewer Taleen Kali about her creative process, Cavvies, and eavesdropping the conversations around her.

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Gene Yang Said 'No' When DC Comics First Asked Him to Write a Chinese Superman: Award-winning cartoonist and writer Gene Luen Yang initially had one answer when DC Comics brought up the idea of a Far Eastern version of Superman: "There’s no way I want to do that."

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For American Ballet Theatre's Stella Abrera, A Career Built on Determination, Passion: Stella Abrera, who began her role as a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, reflects on her journey and the ups and downs of her career.

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Hari Kondabolu: 'People want to laugh to deal with frustrations about the world': Standup comedian Hari Kondabolu, who forged a career tackling American race politics, is going mainstream with his new album that takes on Black Lives Matter and the election.

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"What The Hell Is A Panju?" And Other Questions I, A Brown Potterhead, Have For J.K. Rowling: "Ask everyone around you to name their favourite Harry Potter character. You'll hear more names of imaginary creatures than you will of people of colour."