Posts tagged “nicole s. chung”

  1. Hiring Nikki as managing editor two years ago was easily the best professional decision Nicole and I have ever made. I STILL HAVEN'T MET HER, which is outrageous, but nobody's fault (surely it's somebody's fault), but everything she has ever written here has been absolute gold, and I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to re-read her back catalog and say nice things to her on Twitter.

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  2. Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications. Everything I Never Told You was also the winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the ALA’s Alex Award, and was a finalist for numerous awards, including…

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  3. Previously in this series.  You are a woman of modest means, yet you only seem to date men who own hotels. You are a nice girl who knows exactly one nice guy. You forget about him a lot, but gosh, he sure is nice. Whoever he is. You spend roughly 35% of your day sitting in fashionable cafés having very intense conversations. You own like three Samsung Galaxy S6s and so do all your friends.

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  4. I've loved Alexander Chee's writing for some time, from the powerful essays that served as my introduction to his work to his debut novel, Edinburgh. Chee won a Whiting Award for Edinburgh, and is a recipient of the NEA fellowship in fiction and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House, and Civitella Ranieri. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, and on NPR. The Toast asked Alexander to talk with us about writing, teaching, changes…

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  5. "Were your families against your marriage because of, you know, the race thing?"

    Why, since you asked, let me tell you all about our intra-family race politics in great and excruciating detail! Because that is precisely the sort of simple, carefree, and not-at-all-personal topic I love to discuss with strangers I've only just met at a dinner party.

    "I've found that the farther apart their native countries, the more interesting the couple."

    Yes, ours is

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  6. Previously in this series. You are a man who spends literally hours ranting about how the fairer sex cannot be trusted, yet you have never been faithful to anyone. You are a woman and two possessive alpha males, both armed, are fighting over you. You're surprised when this ends badly.  You employ a large retinue of servants far more worldly-wise than you whose only duties include dusting invisible furniture and giving you unsolicited romantic…

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  7. I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron on Friday night. It was ridiculous -- RIDICULOUS -- and I loved it. I've seen several tweets and a few reviews panning the movie, and I admit that in the initial heady afterglow of seeing a Korean actor on the silver screen, I couldn't even begin to understand the disappointment. Is it possible that we did we not see the same movie? Did you people not notice the talented and gorgeous…

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  8. Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books) and the Managing Director at Kundiman. Karissa Chen is the author of Of Birds and Lovers, a chapbook of short fiction, and is the fiction & poetry editor at Hyphen magazine. Ari Laurel is a blog editor for Hyphen, and native Californian, getting her MFA in fiction writing in Montana. Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is at work on a memoir and novel; she is the fiction editor at…

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  9. It is a truth universally acknowledged – all right, perhaps not universally, but many people I know happen to agree – that Colin Firth is the quintessential Mr. Darcy, the gold standard against which all other Darcys shall inevitably be judged. However much Mr. Firth may privately wish to leave Mr. Darcy, his sideburns, his horse, and his pond behind him once and for all and move beyond his most beloved role, the brilliance of his performance as Fitzwilliam…

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  10. 1. At first it’s probably not obvious that you are their only nonwhite friend. Maybe you can’t remember them hanging out with any people of color except for you, but you don't know all the people they know. All those tiny thumbnails of white faces, commenting on their political status updates and praising their selfies on Facebook -- that’s Facebook, what can it really tell you about someone's life? Sure, you might go over to your friend's place for…

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  11. Editor’s Note: The following is an email discussion that took place between Sarah and Nicole on October 20. Nicole Cliffe saw our tweets about some of the articles discussed below and the challenges of writing about Asian Americans, and asked us to write up our conversation for The Toast.  Nicole: Hey, Sarah. Before we get into Jack Linshi's Time article (“The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans”) and Julianne Hing's response…

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  12. My ninety-year-old grandmother is a time traveler now. She wakes up one day and thinks she’s needed at her aunt’s old house in Jamestown, New York, because the top floor of the farmhouse has to be fixed up to rent. Another day, she might speak of wrangling children in my grandparents’ first house in Cleveland; making Swedish apple pie in Everett, Washington with her Aunt Jenny; or sitting at her dying sister’s bedside in Redding,…

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