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12.30.2018

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13 moments in Asian America that moved us in 2018
"It was the year of cheering for Crazy Rich Asians and crying over Pixar's Bao; of Chloe Kim winning the world over and of Sandra Oh declaring, "It's an honor just to be Asian." From Hasan Minhaj making history on the late-night stage to a viral prank that opened a conversation about diversity in advertising, 2018 was full of laughter, happy tears, and moments that filled us with pride."

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2018: When Asian-American Art Came Into Its Own
"Let's dispense with any niceties or equivocation: 2018 has been a year of Asian-American excellence."

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Opinion: It's Time to Retire the Phrase "Diversity Is Good for Business"
"The lesson of 2018's "diverse" hits should be that movies and TV shows that depart from the norm, are inclusive and tell underrepresented tales do well not simply because they are fresh and new. They succeeded because they were damn good stories, made by a team of artists with an authentic understanding of the characters depicted, given all the tools and investment they needed to succeed."

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Among Vietnamese, a generational divide arises in fight against deportation threat
The Trump administration's push to deport more Vietnamese American refugees is the latest controversy to underscore the growing generational divide within the Vietnamese American community.

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An Rong Photographs Asian Couples in Love
"In America, it's rare to see Asian Americans in love. Are we not supposed to be in love with each other?"

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Finding Chinese food, and home, in Nashville, Tennessee
"When we moved to Nashville in 1995, we quickly became intimately familiar with the seven or eight Chinese restaurants within driving distance, half of which seemed to be owned by my parents’ family friends."

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In the Twin Cities, Asian chefs feel the sting of Andrew Zimmern’s insults.
"I'll back P.F. Chang's and their family any day of the week. Asians forever!" says Eve Wu. "If we have to be the generation that is going to be calling out problematic behavior, because in the past it hasn't been, then I'm going to do it... I will do a 100-year war with him."

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The Meme-ification of Asianness
In one Facebook group, more than a million young people are trying to articulate what it means to be Asian.

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Meet Rep. Chris Chyung, Indiana's first Asian-American state lawmaker
Newly-elected Democratic Rep. Chris Chyung already has made history by becoming Indiana's first Asian-American state lawmaker. At age 25, he's also the state's youngest current state lawmaker. And he's probably the only lawmaker who still lives with his parents as he works to pay off student debt.

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Michelle Yeoh On A 'Crazy Rich' Career And Why Ballet Was The Key To Her Martial Arts Success
In this episode of the Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, Michelle Yeoh discusses her Crazy Rich Asians role and why she feels it is her homage to mothers she knows personally.

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How Karyn Kusama Deconstructed The Noir Genre & Rebuilt It From A Woman’s Point Of View
Director Karyn Kusama talks about her latest film, the crime noir Destroyer.

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The Grief of Others: A Conversation with Filmmaker Patrick Wang
Indie filmmaker Patrick Wang, director of The Grief of Others, talks about surprising trajectory of his career.