4.14.2019

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday. The "Day of Action" featured performances in both cities to celebrate the relationship between the two communities.

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Why That Video of Hasan Minhaj Teaching Ellen to Say His Name Went So Viral
Last week, Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj talked to Ellen about the pronunciation of his name. This moment was important for many people of color who have non-Western or non-"American" names.

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New NYC Chinese Restaurant Draws Swift Backlash to Racist Language
The newly opened white-owed Greenwich Village restaurant Lucky Lee's has gone viral for all the wrong reasons after claiming to serve "clean" Chinese dishes for "people who love to eat Chinese food and love the benefit that it will actually make them feel good."

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How Lucky Lee’s Could Have Gotten an 'American Chinese' Restaurant Right
Lucky Lee's is cultural appropriation at its most obvious -- but it didn't have to be.

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Fancy Chinese food is here to stay — and it's about time
Asian American chefs in California today are challenging long-standing ideas about how the foods they grew up eating should look and taste -- and how they should be valued.

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Bok Choy Isn't 'Exotic'
A young generation of Asian American farmers is reclaiming Asian vegetables -- and their culinary heritage.

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Sahra Nguyen Wants to Change the Trajectory of Vietnamese Coffee
Sahra Nguyen wanted to show people there was more to Vietnam that instant coffee, and so she launched Nguyen Coffee Supply, a company that sources beans directly from Vietnam.

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Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight after watching viral video of himself: 'I just cried'
The Kentucky doctor seen in a viral video being forcibly removed off an United Airlines flight has spoken publicly for the first time since the 2017 incident. He says he doesn't regret standing his ground.

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Kamala Harris Takes Her Shot
No other 2020 election matchup would be as riveting -- or as revealing -- as Kamala Harris versus Donald Trump. But first she has to get through the primaries.

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How a mobile game is reopening a hidden chapter in Taiwan's history
The video game Unforgivable examines Taiwan's White Terror through a ludonarrative lens.

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Susan Choi Complicates the Plot
How rage and the Access Hollywood tape inspired this spring’s most inventive and polarizing novel.

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Daniel Dae Kim Wants to Stop Talking About Diversity—but Not Yet
From his years delivering the goods on shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-0 to a role in the new Hellboy, Daniel Dae Kim is one of Hollywood's most reliable players.

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The significance of John Cho starring in Netflix's live-action adaptation of 'Cowboy Bebop'
Netflix recently announced that John Cho is taking on a lead role in the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop -- an important step for Asian American representation in film.