8.05.2018

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Sarah Jeong, New York Times Editorial Board Member, Has A Right To Be Angry
Sarah Jeong, the newest member of The New York Times' editorial board and the subject of a ferocious right-wing fake-outrage campaign, has legit reasons -- and the right -- to be angry. This matters because Asian Americans have historically been told that our rage isn't our due.

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In Latest Concession to Conservative Trolls, New York Times Blames Bigotry on Many Sides
Sarah Jeong is not "the real racist."

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In Little Saigon, anxiety after arrest of Orange County man in Vietnam
The family of a man missing for a month in Vietnam announced Thursday that he has been detained by the government and imprisoned in Ho Chi Minh City "without cause or charges
The term 'Asian American' was meant to create a collective identity. What does that mean in 2018?
In 1968, Yuji Ichioka, who was inspired by the Black Power Movement, coined the term in order to build solidarity and resistance against racism. But what is its utility 50 years later?

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Losing My Son to Reading
"Seeing my son reading, I realize he is taking one step further on his own road to independence, to being a border-crosser, someone who makes his own decisions, including what he reads and what he believes."

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The Viral Earrings Calling Out Men Who Fetishize Asian Women
Artist and jewelry-maker Ada Chen's thesis collection at Pratt Institute was titled Made in Chinese America, and explores her identity as a Chinese American woman. Specifically, she makes statements about men who fetishize Asian women, and the western gaze in general.

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'I Loved God, I Loved Believing': An Interview with R.O. Kwon
R.O. Kwon's debut novel, The Incendiaries, is a meditation on faith, extremism, and fractured identity. It's a story partly inspired by Kwon's own experiences separating from Christianity as a young woman.

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Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person: Shopping in Korea and America
Cartoonist Dami Lee illustrates her struggles shopping in both Korea and the U.S.

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Cartoonist Thi Bui Weaves Together Personal And Political History
Cartoonist Thi Bui's Eisner Award-nominated graphic memoir The Best We Could Do is the story of her family in the years before, during and after the Vietnam War.

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The 'new Yellow Peril': How U.S. film critics reviewed Bruce Lee movies in his day
Bruce Lee's legendary breakthrough film Enter the Dragon premiered 45 years ago this month, just weeks after Lee died. The film posthumously propelled Lee to martial arts immortality and international superstardom. But what did reviewers think of the film back then?

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Welcome To The Summer Of Asian-American Rom Coms
This summer, audiences can see two romantic comedies starring Asian-American women: To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Crazy Rich Asians. And it's not a moment too soon.

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The Stakes Are High for 'Crazy Rich Asians' -- And That's the Point
The creators behind Crazy Rich Asians turned down a "gigantic payday" at Netflix to ensure the first Asian-American-focused studio movie in 25 years would be seen in theaters and, if all goes well, reshape the Hollywood landscape: "The biggest stage with the biggest stakes — that's what we asked for."

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Behind the Scenes at The Hollywood Reporter's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Cover Shoot
From a sprawling Bel Air mansion to $2 million in jewels, here's how Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding's Slim Aarons-inspired looks for that glamours Hollywood Reporter came to be.