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Actor Douglas Kim won $2.4 million playing poker. Now he’s betting on himself.
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Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American
“With her blond streaks and love of tteokbokki, she’s resolved the messy confusion of being a hyphenate in part by choosing not to resolve it all.” Everyone’s favorite golden girl, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, has all at once become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

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Kim Yo Jong, Chloe Kim, and the Shifting Images of Asian and Asian American Women at the Olympics
Gold medal winning snowboarding sweetheart Chloe Kim has shown us that we might be moving beyond some of the old, tired tropes about Asian American women.

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Inside the halfpipe finals with Chloe Kim’s Korean family
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I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeongchang Olympics
R.O. Kwon wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt to see North and South Koreans competing, together, so close to the border that keeps them apart.

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American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come
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‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes:
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The Spelling Bee
When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend…and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E.

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The Forgotten Zine of 1960s Asian-American Radicals
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Stories From the Margins: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Nanfu Wang
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Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American
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Kim Yo Jong, Chloe Kim, and the Shifting Images of Asian and Asian American Women at the Olympics
Gold medal winning snowboarding sweetheart Chloe Kim has shown us that we might be moving beyond some of the old, tired tropes about Asian American women.

Inside the halfpipe finals with Chloe Kim’s Korean family
Nearly a decade after Chloe Kim’s dad quit his job to help get her to the Olympics, he finally got to see his “American dream” win the gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe in PyeongChang.

I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeongchang Olympics
R.O. Kwon wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt to see North and South Koreans competing, together, so close to the border that keeps them apart.

American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come
Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan looks at how far figure skating more than a decade after retiring.

‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes:
“Why does it hurt to say something positive? Why wouldn’t you want people to think you’re good at math?” Because once you buy that there’s a connection between race and ability, it’s a slippery slope to the bad stuff

‘You’ve Hijacked My Heart’: Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor
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The Spelling Bee
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The Forgotten Zine of 1960s Asian-American Radicals
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Stories From the Margins: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Nanfu Wang
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“Saturday Night Live” Has Never Had An Asian Woman Cast Member — And That Needs To Change
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Actor Douglas Kim won $2.4 million playing poker. Now he’s betting on himself.
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Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American
“With her blond streaks and love of tteokbokki, she’s resolved the messy confusion of being a hyphenate in part by choosing not to resolve it all.” Everyone’s favorite golden girl, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, has all at once become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Kim Yo Jong, Chloe Kim, and the Shifting Images of Asian and Asian American Women at the Olympics
Gold medal winning snowboarding sweetheart Chloe Kim has shown us that we might be moving beyond some of the old, tired tropes about Asian American women.

Inside the halfpipe finals with Chloe Kim’s Korean family
Nearly a decade after Chloe Kim’s dad quit his job to help get her to the Olympics, he finally got to see his “American dream” win the gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe in PyeongChang.

I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeongchang Olympics
R.O. Kwon wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt to see North and South Koreans competing, together, so close to the border that keeps them apart.

American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come
Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan looks at how far figure skating more than a decade after retiring.

‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes:
“Why does it hurt to say something positive? Why wouldn’t you want people to think you’re good at math?” Because once you buy that there’s a connection between race and ability, it’s a slippery slope to the bad stuff

‘You’ve Hijacked My Heart’: Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor
In these trying and Islamophobic times, it’s important to maintain a good sense of humor. Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed’s punny, blush-worthy Muslim Valentine’s Day cards do just that.

The Spelling Bee
When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend…and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E.

The Forgotten Zine of 1960s Asian-American Radicals
For a group of leftist Asian American students at UCLA, establishing an Asian American identity took more than meetings — it took a magazine. A look back at Gidra.

Stories From the Margins: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Nanfu Wang
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“Saturday Night Live” Has Never Had An Asian Woman Cast Member — And That Needs To Change
In its over 40 years on air, Saturday Night Live has never had an Asian woman cast member, despite some excellent rising stars in comedy.

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In 2006, Douglas Kim, a newly minted Duke University economics graduate, became the youngest player at 22 to earn a spot at the final table at the World Series of Poker. He won $2.4 million. Now he’s using his winnings to try to beat the odds in Hollywood

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Kid Stars Talk Lunar New Year, Immigrant Roots
“It’s a time for reflection, for thanking those who came before or who may have helped us get to where we are today,” Fresh Off The Boat star Forrest Wheeler says.

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Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American
“With her blond streaks and love of tteokbokki, she’s resolved the messy confusion of being a hyphenate in part by choosing not to resolve it all.” Everyone’s favorite golden girl, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, has all at once become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Kim Yo Jong, Chloe Kim, and the Shifting Images of Asian and Asian American Women at the Olympics
Gold medal winning snowboarding sweetheart Chloe Kim has shown us that we might be moving beyond some of the old, tired tropes about Asian American women.

Inside the halfpipe finals with Chloe Kim’s Korean family
Nearly a decade after Chloe Kim’s dad quit his job to help get her to the Olympics, he finally got to see his “American dream” win the gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe in PyeongChang.

I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeongchang Olympics
R.O. Kwon wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt to see North and South Koreans competing, together, so close to the border that keeps them apart.

American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come
Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan looks at how far figure skating more than a decade after retiring.

‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes:
“Why does it hurt to say something positive? Why wouldn’t you want people to think you’re good at math?” Because once you buy that there’s a connection between race and ability, it’s a slippery slope to the bad stuff

‘You’ve Hijacked My Heart’: Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor
In these trying and Islamophobic times, it’s important to maintain a good sense of humor. Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed’s punny, blush-worthy Muslim Valentine’s Day cards do just that.

The Spelling Bee
When Snap Judgment producer Davey Kim was in eighth grade, he went to the regional level spelling bee with his best friend…and took R-E-V-E-N-G-E.

The Forgotten Zine of 1960s Asian-American Radicals
For a group of leftist Asian American students at UCLA, establishing an Asian American identity took more than meetings — it took a magazine. A look back at Gidra.

Stories From the Margins: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Nanfu Wang
Documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang’s I Am Another You challenges the audience to rethink social issues such as homelessness and mental illness, as well as what personal freedom feels and looks like.

“Saturday Night Live” Has Never Had An Asian Woman Cast Member — And That Needs To Change
In its over 40 years on air, Saturday Night Live has never had an Asian woman cast member, despite some excellent rising stars in comedy.

Actor Douglas Kim won $2.4 million playing poker. Now he’s betting on himself.
In 2006, Douglas Kim, a newly minted Duke University economics graduate, became the youngest player at 22 to earn a spot at the final table at the World Series of Poker. He won $2.4 million. Now he’s using his winnings to try to beat the odds in Hollywood

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Kid Stars Talk Lunar New Year, Immigrant Roots
“It’s a time for reflection, for thanking those who came before or who may have helped us get to where we are today,” Fresh Off The Boat star Forrest Wheeler says.

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Angry Reader of the Week: Derek Nguyen

"I'm an optimist at heart and a cynic in the head."

Hey, everybody! It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Derek Nguyen.

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Another Parade: The Olympics and LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders

Guest Post by Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Sports was never my thing. In high school gym class, I would always be the last person to be picked for a team. No one wanted me. I was too fat. Too slow. And I was uncomfortable in my body. The jocks called me queer for being effeminate.

But, today, I’m captivated by the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. They show us how we can be all of who we are—that we can live our lives authentically and achieve our fullest potential in whatever we do. They also remind me that the world is still a dangerous place to be LGBTQ.

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