10.06.2019

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The 20 best Asian American films of the last 20 years
"Clearly, it’s time for a canon, a set of films that fans can debate, but which make undeniable that Asian American cinema exists and elicit some consensus about their quality and cultural impact." What are the 20 best Asian American films of the last 20 years? A list for discussion and debate.

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‘Harvey Weinstein Told Me He Liked Chinese Girls'
In a powerful testimony, Rowena Chiu reveals her own #MeToo story as Harvey Weinstein's assistant over 20 years ago. “I've had many years to ruminate on how I fell into Harvey's trap, and the best way to understand it is through the four power dynamics of gender, race, seniority and wealth."

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As a teenager, she loved 'Miss Saigon.' As an adult, she demands more for Vietnamese Americans
"All I advocate for is the very thing Miss Saigon has denied us ⁠-- a real voice and ownership of the stories Vietnamese Americans carry in our blood."

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Where's Rose Tico In The New STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Merch?
Fans have noticed a conspicous absence in the latest wave of new Star Wars merchandise: Rose Tico.

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Asian Americans are rightly angry about racism. Making colleges less diverse isn't the answer.
While landmark decisions have been made about Harvard admissions to uphold affirmative action, here's a reminder that making colleges less diverse is not the answer to structural racism.

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Why Are There So Many Filipino Nurses in California?
In California, Filipinos make up the second largest group of the state's active workforce of nurses. After filling a nursing shortage in the 1960s, immigrant caregivers have changed the practice and the politics of health care.

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Ocean Vuong: The 10 Books I Needed to Write My Novel
On Herman Melville, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, James Baldwin, lê thị diễm thúy, and more

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Reading Recommendations for Filipinx* Americans

Randy Ribay, author of Patron Saints of Nothing, recommends recent examples of Filipinx and Filipinx American representation in children’s literature -- "books that I wish were on my childhood shelf but am grateful exist for kids coming up today."

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When Nail Salon Workers Organize, Customers Also Benefit
Almost 80% of workers in nail salons are immigrants working in challenging conditions, including wage violations and exposure to harsh chemicals. When they organize for better work environments, everyone benefits.

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How Do You Make the Reverse of The King and I
Playwright David Henry Hwang and composer Jeanine Tesori created Soft Power, in which the power dynamics of stories like The King and I are reversed.

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At the Academy: ABOMINABLE
The creators behind the hit animated film Abominable talk about balancing cultural authenticity with universality.

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How do you turn fan art into a career? At NYCC, a Doctor Who artist explains
Alice Zhang's super-popular fan art is described as "sometimes whimsical, sometimes emotionally charged, occasionally hilarious, and always beautiful."

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After 'Hustlers,' Constance Wu Is on That Next Level
The Hollywood breakout advises: "It's always better to be brave than smart."