8.12.2018

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'Crazy Rich Asians': Why the historic Hollywood rom-com matters
The cast and filmmakers of Crazy Rich Asians share their own disparate paths to Hollywood, as well as their hopes for how their film might pave the way for all stories historically under-seen and heard in Hollywood. (Be sure to watch the video at the top.)

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Why Did It Take So Long to See a Cast Like 'Crazy Rich Asians'?
There was Flower Drum Song in 1961, and Joy Luck Club in 1993... and then what? Why did a big studio feature film like Crazy Rich Asians take so long to get made?

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The Long Crazy Road to Crazy Rich Asians
It's fair to say that drama in Crazy Rich Asians, staged amid staggering displays of Southeast Asian conspicuous consumption, pales in comparison to the film's real-life backstory.

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Crazy Rich Asians isn't about money, it's about entitlement—and that's a good thing
Stephanie Foo on the emotional experience of watching Crazy Rich Asians.

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Yellowface, Whitewashing, and the History of White People Playing Asian Characters
"It is the height of white privilege to think a white person is better equipped to play an Asian character than an Asian person." Reappropriate's Jenn Fang writes a breakdown of yellowface and whitewashing for Teen Vogue.

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'Fresh Off the Boat' Star's Dad Shares Pride and Pain of Seeing His Child Grow Up Onscreen
Jeff Yang, whose son Hudson plays Eddie Huang on Fresh Off the Boat, talks about what it's like raising his son and watching him grow up on television.

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A Year After Charlottesville, are White People Co-Conspirators in Confronting White Supremacy?
"The bottom line: white supremacy kills everyone, and no one gets a pass right now, especially not white people who must become co-conspirators with people of color to confront white supremacy."

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'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block
Comedian Jenny Yang uses her YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.

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Long Live Chinatown, Especially When I'm Gone
Xuan Juliana Wang reflects on her four years living in New York City's Chinatown, and the hopes she has for the neighborhood's future.

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When "I Love You" Was Too Much, My Grandmother Said It With Pork Stir-Fry
Vivian Lee shares the story of a single dish that's meaningful to her and her family.

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Sorry to Bother You's Secret Weapon: a Powerhouse with an Eye for New Talent
Meet Forest Whitaker's producing partner Nina Yang Bongiovi, a potent force in the indie scene—and one of the engines behind Fruitvale Station, Dope, and Roxanne Roxanne.

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"This Is Our Watershed Moment": Hollywood's Asian-American Leaders Have a Plan to Push Inclusion
More than a dozen Asian American executives, agents, and creatives push forward a mission to give a voice to "all underrepresented people" in entertainment.

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Keiko Agena on life after 'Gilmore Girls,' her new book and how she copes with anxiety
Keiko Agena's new book, No Mistakes: A Perfect Workbook for Imperfect Artists, provides interactive pep talks for anxious artists held back by perfectionism.

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Screenwriter Sameer Gardezi on the Motivation Behind Writing 'Surina & Mel'
Sameer Gardezi's digital series, East of La Brea, centers on a diverse Muslim neighborhood in Los Angeles, and features two (two!!) South Asian American women leads.

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Mitski's Many Lives
Indie pop artist Mitski Miyawaki says she's lived many different lives in her one body. On her new album Be the Cowboy, she's taking on the spirit of a charismatic, swaggering cowboy.