1.28.2019

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Chef Fatima Ali Has Died of Cancer at Age 29; This Is Her Essay from Our Upcoming Issue
Top Chef contestant and fan favorite Fatima Ali dreamed of opening her own restaurant. Then she learned she had a year left to live. In Bon Appetit, she shared how she was spending her remaining months.

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A Bridge Between Adoptive and Birth Families
Nicole Chung on her adoptive mother, her biological sister, and what constitutes a family.

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What I learned from losing a local election
It started as a joke, but Kristina Wong's run at an unpaid political position in Los Angeles was anything but.

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I'm Marie Fucking Kondo and You Can Keep All Your Fucking Books, You Ingrates
A lot of people got worked up over Marie Kondo's advice for trimming down their book collection. Creatrix Tiara tries doling out the KonMari method in a different voice to get through to the naysayers.

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How Pramila Jayapal's Inside-Outside Strategy Is Changing the Future of Progressive Politics
The congresswoman is a lifelong organizer—and now she's one of the key players in Congress.

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I Was Kept Locked Up For Months
A U.S. asylum-seeker shares how he escaped from religious persecution in China.

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Why Is Vietnamese Food in America Frozen in the 1970s?
Forty years after the Vietnam War, many Vietnamese restaurants in America are still a tribute to a time and a place that no longer exists: 1970s Saigon.

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Sundance Features ‘The Farewell,' ‘Ms. Purple' Explore Sacrifice and Loss
This year's Sundance features include The Farewell and Mrs. Purple, Asian American features about family, expressions of love, and negotiating different value systems.

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Sundance: In Justin Chon's 'Ms. Purple,' a Koreatown karaoke hostess lives an L.A. story
In Justin Chon’s sophomore feature Ms. Purple, premiering in the U.S. dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, a young woman grapples with swirling pressures of family obligations, cultural expectations and the looming impossibility of survival.

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Mindy Kaling Created Her Own Opportunities (and Doesn't Plan on Stopping)
Over the course of two hit sitcoms, best-selling books, and roles in Hollywood blockbusters, Mindy Kaling has cultivated an image as a kinder, gentler, and more relatable star than most -- with no plans of slowing down.

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Feeling This: Lea Salonga, Amazing Incense, and More
Chris Gaymali atones for his rejection of his Flipinx roots by blasting this Manila sound throwback.