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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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'Persona' Is A Dangerous Dance Of Diplomacy And Celebrity

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:03am

Genevieve Valentine's new novel is set in a world where diplomats are the equivalent of Hollywood stars, glamorous Faces manipulated by behind-the-scenes handlers and stalked by eager paparazzi.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:45pm

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.

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If Drugs Could Talk: In 'Delicious Foods' They Do

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

In James Hannaham's novel Delicious Foods, addiction itself is a character — it even narrates some of the chapters. The book imagines what slavery would look like in modern America.

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