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10.21.2018

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Redefining The Bakhu—And The Great American Road Trip—Through Self-Portraiture
Tsering Bista grew up largely ashamed of her family's cultural heritage -- especially when she had to wear bakhus, her traditional Mustangi dress, in public. She decided to confront this discomfort by wearing bakhus on a road trip across the U.S. -- and took a series of self-portraits along the way.

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In Orange County, 24 Vietnamese Americans are running for office. 13 share the same last name
Between candidates for state senator, city council member, the California Assembly, sheriff and Westminster mayor, there are a whopping 24 people of Vietnamese descent running for office in Orange County -- and thirteen of the candidates share that last name: Nguyen.

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Crazy Rich Asians to open in China. But can it fly?
Crazy Rich Asians has finally gotten a release date in China. Now, the question that remains is whether the nation's 900 million-plus filmgoers will come out on November 30 to watch.

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9 Asian-Led Books that Deserve Their Own Movie Adaption
"These 9 authors display that more inclusivity in young adult literature can only help give more options to young people who might have felt not represented in the pages of the books they read. Here's a batch of Asian-led books that we believe could use their own big Hollywood (or streaming giant) movie. And if not that, they're still great books to pick up for a read."

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"But what if the bully is a grown-up?"
Sheetal Sheth's children's book, Always Anjali, broaches the subject of getting teased by other children for being "different." So when a recent "Dear Abby" column advised an expectant parent to choose a Western name instead of an Indian one, Sheth thought about the places where children learn how to be bullies.

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An Asian-American Mom’s Advice for Dear Abby on 'Foreign Names'
Dear Abby's advice to parents to avoid 'foreign names' provoked accusations of racism. Here, an Asian-American writer recalls her and her husband's dilemma around naming their son.

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Jeremy Lin questioned whether he'd make it back to the NBA after knee injury
Jeremy Lin is upbeat about returning to play with the Atlanta Hawks and says his main focus is staying healthy.

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Steven Yeun Is Lighting Up the Screen
Steven Yeun takes on the role of a villain in his latest film, Burning, a Korean thriller adapted from a Haruki Marukami short story. In this interview he talks basketball, returning to religion, and the lessons about toxic masculinity he's learned along the way.

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Can Hasan Minhaj Make Topical Comedy Work on Netflix?
With Patriot Act, the former Daily Show correspondent plans to cover news most late-night hosts ignore, and looks to defy Netflix's spotty talk show track record.

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Where to get Bruce Lee's iconic white shirt
"When he wasn't shirtless, Bruce Lee often wore a white, round-necked T-shirt with three buttons at the front. It's an iconic image from the 1970s that made the humble, lightweight undershirt famous around the world. That sought-after cotton garment was made in Hong Kong -- and still is today."