10.13.2019

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Superman smashed the KKK once, and now he's doing it again
Superman Smashes the Klan, the new graphic novel from writer Gene Luen Yang and artists Guruhiru, pits the Man of Steel against the KKK -- an updated take on a famous 1946 radio serial.

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Where's Rose? Star Wars Fans Want Kelly Marie Tran's Hero on More Merch
Fans have expressed disappointment that the first major female Asian character in the Star Wars saga appears to be missing from the new wave of merchandise for The Rise of Skywalker. Here's what happened.

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Scandalized by Ali Wong's Stand-Up? Brace Yourself for Her Book
The star of two uproarious Netflix comedy specials is nervous about how people will react to her essay collection. "I hope my siblings don't get pissed at me," she says.

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Andrew Yang and the Political Narratives of Asian-Americans
Once seen as a fringe candidate, Andrew Yang has improbably managed to position himself as an Asian-American everyman.

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Overlooked No More: Mitsuye Endo, a Name Linked to Justice for Japanese-Americans
A belated obituary for Mitsuye Endo, the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court case that successfully challenged mass internment of American citizens during World War II.

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This Grandmother Went From Chinatown To Brentwood Looking For The Landlord Trying to Evict Her
70-year-old Dieu Pham took part in an anti-eviction protest after her landlords tried to order tenants to move out in order to raise rents.

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The uncertain future of your neighborhood dry cleaner
For decades, Korean-American dry cleaning businesses have flourished in New York. But startups are better funded and increasingly aggressive.

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Quyên Nguyen-Le's short films explore politics and relationships from a queer Vietnamese perspective
Quyên Nguyen-Le's latest film, Hoài (Ongoing/Memory), is about a queer, second-generation Vietnamese American woman and heartbreak.

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A New Slate of Films Gives Korean American Mothers Their Flowers
"By portraying their deaths, these films depict Asian American mothers as worthy of the same care, sympathy, and compassion that they bestow on their children, family, and friends."

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Kal Penn on Why 'Sunnyside' Is the Perfect Setting for His Immigrant-Focused Sitcom
"Queens in general seemed to be the perfect location to set a show because it's rich with comedies and stories that haven't been told in a this-is-all-America way," says Kal Penn, star of NBC's Sunnyside.

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Hasan Minhaj Goes Into the Lion's Den
Hasan Minhaj, host of Netflix's Patriot Act, talks to Vanity Fair about the politics of provocation, and what it means to be funny in Trump's America.

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Mindy Kaling Didn't Sign Up to Be a Role Model
This year alone, she wrote, costarred in, and coproduced the Sundance darling Late Night, cocreated, cowrote, and co–executive produced a re-imagining of the '90s rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral, and cocreated, wrote, and co–executive produced a forthcoming Netflix, Never Have I Ever.

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'Godfather Of Harlem' Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi Talks Creating Significant Narratives For People Of Color, Building Asian American Presence In Hollywood
A meeting with Forrest Whitaker launched Nina Yang Bongiovi's career as a film producer.

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Angela Dimayuga's 10 Essential Filipino Recipes
The creative director for food and culture at the Standard hotels and former Mission Chinese Food chef chooses the dishes that define the cuisine for her.

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Julian Saporiti Chronicles Asian-American History With His Band No-No Boy
No-No Boy's music is inspired by stories and imagery from Asian American history.