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2.23.2020

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Lana Condor and Ali Wong Will Not Be Taking Questions At This Time
Ali Wong interviews Lana Condor about what it's like for Lara Jean to find her voice as a young woman, to fall in and out of love, and how the women in her life uplift her through it all.

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On Virality, Corona or Otherwise.
"More than ever, scholars have a responsibility to historicize and unpack how metaphors of contagion, uncleanliness, and infection become attached to marginalized bodies. This attachment is both violent and sticky -- part of what Paula Treichler has described as the 'epidemic of signification.'"

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Asian Americans make up a big part of the Nevada electorate — enough to sway the caucuses
Comprising 11 percent of the electorate in the state, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters are poised to play a significant role in the Nevada caucuses.

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"Too bad you were born a girl"
The first thing Helena Ku Rhee did when she returned home from her Fulbright fellowship year in South Korea, she thanked her family for immigrating to the United States.

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Artist Christine Sun Kim on 'deaf rage,' the Super Bowl and the power of sound
From signing the anthem at the Super Bowl to shifting attitudes about sound in the art world, this artist hopes you'll think again about deafness.

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Decades after footage was shot, son helps father finish film on history of Chinese American activism
"Once he started seeing it again and reliving some of the things, I could tell it had become important to him, that he wanted to finish it." Decades in the making, Chinatown Rising is a documentary about Chinese American activism in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.

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A Korean American stand-up comic walks into a bar in Korea. Hilarity ensues — or so he hopes
Veteran Koreatown comic Danny Cho is trying his hand at the nascent stand-up scene in South Korea, telling jokes in Korean and mentoring new Korean comics in the American art of stand-up comedy.

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Filipina burlesque show embraces sexuality, defies cultural taboos
A bawdy dance show might not be typical cultural programming for a group like FilAm Arts, but organizers are working to ramp up recognition and excitement for nontraditional art forms in the community.

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ACTRA honouree Jean Yoon reflects on her fight for onscreen diversity
Jean Yoon, star of Kim's Convenience, is flush with honors these days. The Toronto-raised performer and playwright has also spent years fighting for onscreen diversity.

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Korean culture wave rises high on 'Parasite' and BTS. Ride it with novelist Steph Cha
Novelist Steph Cha looks at the rise of Korean pop culture in the U.S.