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7 Reasons Why 'Resurrection' Has Nothing on 'The Returned - PolicyMic

Sorry America, the French did this better.

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6 Young Asian-American Filmmakers Who Are Shattering America's Asian Film Bias - PolicyMic

A new generation is challenging Hollywood's Asian stereotypes — and we need to pay attention.

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The Twitter Feed Every Book Lover Needs to See - PolicyMic

This might be the most creative use of Twitter yet. Take that Jonathan Franzen.

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The Korean Clothing Trend Breaking Down Dating Barriers - PolicyMic

Who needs PDA when you have matching outfits?

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Taipei: The World's Newest Indie Music Capital - PolicyMic

East Asian music is about much more than glam, materialism, and plastic surgery.

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The Viral Photo From Ukraine That Proves Music Really Can Change the World - PolicyMic

This brave pianist took on a wall of police — armed only with some Chopin.

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Why Young Asian-Americans Are Fleeing Hollywood - PolicyMic

Asian-American actors and singers are finally getting a chance to pursue their American dreams, but ironically, it's Asia that's making it possible.

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Cultural Appropriation Isn't an American Problem - PolicyMic

Asian pop stars look to the West for inspiration, too.

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5 New Asian Rom-Coms That Every Romantic Comedy Lover Needs to See - PolicyMic

Contrary to popular belief, Asian cinema is about far more than kung fu and horror.

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What YA Literature Can Teach Readers About Race - PolicyMic

These novels seek to bring historically marginalized groups to the forefront of American literature by speaking to the young and young-at-heart.

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This Feminist Toy Company Still Thinks There's Only One Way For Girls to Be Smart - PolicyMic

GoldieBlox's 'empowering' ad only perpetuates negative stereotypes.

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How to Talk About the Atomic Bomb - PolicyMic

The Japanese documentary 'Things Left Behind' from artist Ishiuchi Miyako explores Hiroshima, but only from one side of the story.

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Japanese Fast Food Company Releases Prim “Liberation Wrappers,” Everyone Freaks Out - PolicyMic

Yeah, they're weird to Westerners. But the media has missed the most crucial part of the story.