9.01.2019

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Cookie Artist Teaches Edible Lessons In Asian American History
Jasmine Cho, a baker based in Pittsburgh, creates intricate, hand-drawn cookie portraits of Asian-American figures as a way to increase representation and raise awareness of Asian American history and identity.

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Constance Wu on fight for 'Hustlers' and 'Fresh Off the Boat' storm
When Constance Wu saw the role for Destiny, an exotic dancer-turned-criminal in the new film Hustlers, she fought hard to take the role -- and got it.

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Inside Tom's One-Hour Photo 24 Hours After Kacey Musgraves Made Him a Viral Star
Superstar singer Kacey Musgraves created a fan appreciation account on Instagram for a local business owner after visiting his struggling portrait studio. "We work hard but it's not easy to make money," says his wife.

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Laotian American history shows us why we need ethnic studies
There is a dearth of Laotion American history taught in our schools -- another reason why ethnic studies is so important.

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Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?
A high-profile lawsuit against Harvard is forcing students and their families to choose sides.

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A Tennis Pro's Parents Ask, 'Are You Done Yet?'
At the U.S. Open, Kristie Ahn reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time. Her parents aren't entirely thrilled.

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When Police Clamped Down on Southern California's Japanese American Bicycling Craze
In 1905, cycling brought Riverside together but a backlash quickly followed.

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A new book claims WWII incarceration wasn't about racism. It's wrong.
Ugh. Richard W. Lotchin thinks that racism wasn't a key cause to Japanese American concentration camps in the U.S. Don't buy his book.

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AMC's "The Terror" And The Truth About Japanese Internment Camps
The second season of the AMC series depicts the horrors of Japanese American internment -- an experience my grandmother lived through, and one we are now in danger of repeating.

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‘The Terror: Infamy' and the Strategic Deployment of Japanese Language on the Show
From generational differences to wartime jobs, the show highlights the dual cultural and linguistic influences of immigrants in America.

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The Comedians Challenging Stereotypes About Asian American Masculinity
A new generation that includes Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang is redefining old notions — while reminding us how much further the culture has to go.

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'Ms. Marvel,' Muslim Identity and a Changing Hollywood
The Disney+ series Ms. Marvel will be Marvel Studios' first to center on a Muslim character, a group that has been villainized in film and on TV for years.

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RZA and ODB Manager Sophia Chang Gets Advice From Method Man and Raphael Saadiq in New Audiobook Excerpt
Hear an excerpt from The Baddest Bitch in the Room, the upcoming memoir from music business icon Sophia Chang, who has managed the careers of RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq, D'Angelo,

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Actress Poorna Jagannathan: 'I Want To Portray The Mess Of My Life'
Poorna Jagannathan says that her part in the HBO series The Night Of, where she played the mother of a college student accused of murder, opened up new roles to her.

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How Red Panda Became the NBA's Favorite Halftime Performer
Rong Niu, better known as Red Panda, has become a mainstay at NBA halftime shows across the country.

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If you only watch one episode of Four Weddings And A Funeral, make it this one
The latest episode of Hulu's Four Weddings And A Funeral, "Game Night," features one of the series' eponymous weddings, but it's not the church-set, bride-walking-down-the-aisle nuptials we're used to seeing on this show or even anywhere else on television.