8.26.2018

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Asian-Americans Need More Movies, Even Mediocre Ones
"The real test of narrative plenitude is when we have the luxury of making mediocre movies. And after having made mediocre movies, we would be rewarded with the opportunity to make even more mediocre movies, just as Hollywood continues to make enormous numbers of mediocre movies about white people, and specifically white men."

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Nail Salon Brawls & Boycotts: Unpacking The Black-Asian Conflict In America
"This incident does not stand alone. In fact, there is a long history of Black-Asian conflict in America, and tensions were especially high in the early 1990s in New York and Los Angeles."

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Advocates worry housing issues may lead to an Asian-American census undercount
Advocates worry that a growing trend of Asian Americans in nontraditional housing and homeless situations could lead to an undercount in the census -- crucial data that is used to decide how $675 billion in federal funds is distributed each year.

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Crying in H Mart
"Am I even Korean anymore if there’s no one left in my life to call and ask which brand of seaweed we used to buy?" Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast searches for memories in the aisles of a Korean supermarket years after her mother's passing.

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The Protagonist
After decades in supporting parts, Emmy nominee Sandra Oh plays the hero in Killing Eve.

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Kelly Marie Tran: I Won't Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
Earlier this summer, Kelly Marie Tran deleted her social media. In her first statement since doing so, Tran delivers a powerful response to the online harassment that led her to this point.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Michelle La on Her Big Break in 'Searching'
An interview with Michelle La, who co-leads with John Cho in the thriller Searching.

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Soundtrack for the Chinese Diaspora: The Music of Crazy Rich Asians
"The thing that resonated with me most when I watched the film Crazy Rich Asians wasn't the food, the landscape, the fashion, or even the beautiful people, but the music."

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Has Even The Most Hardened Asians Crying At The Theater
"To have to work to find yourself in narratives that aren't necessarily about or for you ... I think it's just like this huge weight that we all stopped noticing we had, suddenly being lifted."

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Wakako Yamauchi, a pioneer playwright of the Japanese American experience, dies at 93
Wakako Yamauchi, the pioneering Japanese American playwright, short story writer and poet whose 1977 play And the Soul Shall Dance shed light on the harsh realities of the early 20th century immigrant experience, has died. She was 93.