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“Spin” Centers Indian American Culture in New Ways

Debuting Aug. 13, Disney’s latest original movie “Spin” features a 15-year-old girl named Rhea Kumar. It’s a big deal for Disney Channel, as Rhea,...

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“Raya and the Last Dragon”: A Portrait of Trust, Unity and Southeast Asian Culture

Growing up as a Filipina American, I didn’t see many characters in movies or books with my tan skin and wider nose. For Halloween and any other occasion that...

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Osnat Shurer & Adele Lim Discuss Inspiration for “Raya and the Last Dragon”

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is the latest Disney animated film, set in the magical land of Kumandra. Inspired by Southeast Asian culture, the film features...

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Laya DeLeon Hayes of “The Equalizer”: On Representation and Racial Identity

“We are seeing so many Black women, or biracial women like Kamala Harris, who are really leading a movement, and representing for all women of color out...

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Getting to Know Esther Moon

Predicted by Variety magazine to be one of the top three contenders for best picture at the Academy Awards, Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” is about an...

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“Minari” is More than an Asian American Film: Why You Should Watch

This review contains spoilers.  “Minari,” just shy of two hours long, poses a universal question: Is it worth setting out for your dreams? The...

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“Bling Empire”: The Real Crazy Rich Asians

The pandemic persists into the new year, so let’s dabble in all the new content available on Netflix, guilt-free. The streaming network giant recently...

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Love ‘Always & Forever’

A year has passed since we sat down with Jenny Han and the main cast of “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.” Oh, how life was so different then —...

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Kublai Kwon: The Social Engineer Behind Joy Ruckus Club

(With contributions by Emily Lu Gao) Every industry needs a trailblazer — and the Asian American music industry has Kublai Kwon. Over the past two decades,...

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Mulan, a Different Kind of Warrior

As Disney continues its recent trend of rolling out live-action adaptations, “Mulan” (2020) has finally taken its turn to retell the story of a beloved...

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