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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver talks about Asian Americans

This Last Week Tonight segment on Asian Americans hosted by John Olliver gives an overview of Asian American history and the current issues facing Asian Americans, done in his usually satirical style.  I was pleasantly surprised by how thorough it … Continue reading

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8 reasons to move ‘In The Heights’ to the top of your movie list

In the Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of his broadway musical, hits the big screen this June. Here are 8 reasons to move it to the top of your movie list: Music  In The Heights is jam-packed with musical numbers … Continue reading

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H.A.G.S. (Have A Good Summer), a short documentary by Sean Wang

I stumbled upon Sean Wang’s short documentary ‘H.A.G.S.’ an opinion piece in the New York Times (with support from the Sundance Institute) and although it was supposed to be about “adulthood,” it turned out to be much more meaningful and … Continue reading

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“Racist, Sexist Boy” by the Linda Lindas: A Song for the Asian American Pandemic Experience

A little while before we went into lockdown, a boy in my class came up to me and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people. After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed … Continue reading

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8Books Review: Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Tashie Bhuiyan’s debut novel Counting Down with You is a heartwarming YA novel about Bengali teen Karina Ahmed and 28 life-changing days. When Karina’s parents go back to Bangladesh for a month, she starts tutoring bad boy Ace Clyde. Before … Continue reading

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Asian Rapper DESTROYS Model Minority Myth

I saw this rap on Facebook recently and was shocked that this was published last July 2020 and had not gone viral (as I last saw it had less than 1,200 views). ‘Matt R. Fact‘ does a brilliant job of … Continue reading

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Asian Americans raise Visibility at the 2021 Academy Awards

Asian Americans became increasingly visible at the 2021 Academy awards, with Chloe Zhao getting Best Director and winning Best Picture for Nomadland.  Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actress for her role in Minari.  H.E.R. won an award for best song … Continue reading

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Marvel Studios’ Official Teaser: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios recently released their official “teaser” on their upcoming film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” – in theaters September 3, 2021. For the Asian American community, I have to imagine this is our ‘Black Panther’ moment (a … Continue reading

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From Across the Counter – A Choreography raising funds for Feeding America

With so much negative news about attacks on Asian Americans, to see this dance video choreographed and performed by Fuschia Dance as a fund raiser run by Virtual Arts for Humanity for Feeding America was a refreshing change of pace.  … Continue reading

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“Leave the Door Open” with Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak nears the Top of Charts

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have formed the group Silk Sonic, and their release of Leave the Door Open is nearing the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart (I put a snippet of the charts below for the week … Continue reading

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8Books Review: Simplicity at Home by Yumiko Sekine

Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes, and Arrangements for Thoughtful Living is a wonderfully calming experience. Written by Yumiko Sekine, founder of Fog Linen Work, with gorgeous photos from Nao Shimizu, this is a guide to making a simple and … Continue reading

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PBS Documentary ‘Asian Americans’ & More Available for Online Streaming (free)

With the rise of hate crimes against AAPIs due to the COVID-19 pandemic (exacerbated by the previous president’s “China virus” and “Kung Flu” rhetoric) and the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, Jada Leng, PBS’s Business Strategy Director, Content and … Continue reading

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