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3.10.2019

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America, Say My Name
When writer Viet Thanh Nguyen was younger, he tried on different "typical American" names, encouraged by generations of American tradition. Eventually, he stuck with the name his parents gave him.

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The Memory Keepers
For survivors of Japanese American incarceration and their descendants in California, documentation and counter-documentation has become a form of resistance.

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White Supremacist Propaganda At 'Record-Setting' Levels, ADL Report Finds
According to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, white supremacy propaganda increased by 182 percent in 2018 compared with the year before.

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I Will Never Be As Brave As My Mother
Recently, Elizabeth Ann Quirino discovered that during World War II, her mother Lourdes "Lulu" Reyes Besa risked her life to sneak medicine to prisoners of war in concentration camps in the Philippines.

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Director removes racism and yellowface from Minneapolis staging of 'The Mikado'
With a new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado opening in Minneapolis, playwright and theater artist Rick Shiomi shares his vision for addressing the 1885 work's racial offenses.

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Soleil Ho is a young, queer woman of color who wants to redefine food criticism
Food journalist and trained chef Soleil Ho is The San Francisco Chronicle's new restaurant critic.

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The Female Chef Making Japan's Most Elaborate Cuisine Her Own
How Niki Nakayama's kaiseki restaurant became a highly coveted reservation in L.A.

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The One and Only Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a blistering forehand: For all her growing fame, the world's No. 1 tennis player remains tough to define -- just the way she likes it.

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My worst moment: 'Fresh Off the Boat' star Randall Park and the soggy audition
Randall Park, who plays endearingly optimistic, consistently upbeat Louis on Fresh Off the Boat, recalls a cringe-worthy audition from his early days of acting.

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With "Captain Marvel," Gemma Chan Is Demolishing Hollywood's Aversion To Color-Blind Casting
Gemma Chan speaks about the importance of challenging Hollywood's ideas about roles for Asians.