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12.27.2020

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7-Year-Old Alan S. Kim Is the Breakout Star of 'Minari,' and the Antidote to 2020
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The mental health toll of being a 'model minority' in 2020
"Especially when you talk about the invisibility of some of their issues, in a sense, it's almost a self-fulfilling prophecy," psychologist Richelle Concepcion said.

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How The New Yorker Fell Into the "Weird Japan" Trap
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Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up
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The Lonely Legacy of Spam
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Have Yourself a Lonely Little Christmas
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How Younghoe Koo's career went from NFL nightmare to the Pro Bowl
When Younghoe Koo faced a major career setback three years ago, he was determined to try again, and again, and again. Now he's a star kicker for the Atlanta Falcons.

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Ken Leung on the Industry Finale, Working With Lena Dunham and Becoming the Veteran
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