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6.30.2019

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How I've Learned That Being a Bisexual Chinese American Woman Doesn't Make Me "Leftover"
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How a rural Oklahoma truck stop became a destination for Sikh Punjabis crossing America
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'I almost got killed': the Hmong refugees who call the US home
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Philly’s AOC? How Helen Gym became the city’s most progressive Council member.

Assembling large groups of people to fight for what they think is right -- in schools, housing, immigration policies -- is what Philadelphia City Council member Helen Gym has been doing for three decades.

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How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk
In the late 1970s, Chinatown restaurants started booking some unlikely dinner entertainment: the rowdy young bands of the nascent West Coast punk scene.

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Here Is One of the Most Honest Sentences in Food Writing I Have Read
As Chef Edward Lee sees the culinary landscape shifting from Eurocentric restaurants in the United States, he notes that food writing still needs to catch up.

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Criticism of BTS Is Often Just Xenophobia in Disguise
Even if you're not a BTS fan, you can still talk about the superstar K-pop group in a way that doesn't revert to western-centric tropes and perspectives.

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'Legion' Newcomer Lauren Tsai on Rewriting History as FX Drama's New Time-Traveling Mutant
In the few short years since breaking out as a fan favorite on the massively popular Japanese reality series Terrace House, Lauren Tsai has leveraged her impressively broad skillset to rewrite what audiences may have come to expect of a post-reality TV career.