Eric Kim’s Essential Korean Recipes

‘If I could have only 10 Korean dishes for the rest of my life, these would be the ones.’ The Times Magazine columnist, cookbook author and son of South Korean immigrants shares the dishes that define the cuisine for him.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #recipes

Dallas Salon Shooting May Be Linked to Wider Attacks on Asian Businesses

The police said that a burgundy minivan that was spotted fleeing the salon shooting, which wounded three women, resembled vehicles seen at other recent shootings around Asian businesses.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #dallas-tex, #garcia-eddie-dallas-tex-police-officer, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-dallas-tex

One Garment’s Journey Through History

The evolution of the Korean hanbok is a lens into the history of the country, which is now being traced in the series “Pachinko.”

#apple-tv-plus, #art, #asian-americans, #busan-south-korea, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #lee-min-jin, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #paik-nam-june, #shopping-and-retail, #south-korea, #textiles

Asian Americans Have Always Lived With Fear

In my decades growing up in New York, survival required constant vigilance. Sadly, very little has changed.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans

Asian American Hate Crimes Cannot Go Unchecked

As an American of Korean descent, I feel terrified for my life and the lives of those who look like me.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc, #minorities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

Asian Americans Grapple With Tide of Attacks: ‘We Need Our Safety Back’

Younger Asian American leaders want to rely less on traditional policing solutions, while more traditional cultural and business groups favor them.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #ma-guiying, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Mosque Dispute Becomes Flash Point in South Korean Identity Politics

A mosque dispute in a conservative city has forced some South Koreans to confront what it means to live in an increasingly diverse society.

#daegu-south-korea, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #national-human-rights-commission-korea, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-korea

Daniel Isaac, ‘Billions’ Actor, Cedes the Spotlight While Quietly Commanding It

Daniel K. Isaac, a theater actor with a steady gig on the series “Billions,” is appearing at the Public in Lloyd Suh’s play “The Chinese Lady.”

#actors-and-actresses, #billions-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #isaac-daniel-k, #korean-americans, #public-theater, #television, #the-chinese-lady-play, #theater

The Warm, Sticky-Sweet Resurgence of Hotteok

Crisp and chewy on the outside, gooey on the inside, the popular street food feels nostalgic for some Korean Americans, novel to others.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #joo-judy-chef, #jua-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #snack-foods

Overlooked No More: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Artist and Author Who Explored Identity

She was murdered after the publication of her first novel, “Dictee,” a challenging exploration of Korean history and immigrant life that inspires Asian American writers today.

#art, #asian-americans, #biographical-information, #books-and-literature, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #dictee-book, #korean-americans, #writing-and-writers

First Asian American Muppet Arrives on ‘Sesame Street’

Ji-Young, a guitar-playing Korean American character, will bring rock music and conversations about racism to the long-running children’s show starting on Thanksgiving Day.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #korean-americans, #media, #puppets, #sesame-street-tv-program, #sesame-workshop, #television

The Enduring Importance of the 1965 Immigration Act

How Asians arrived in America.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #korean-americans, #visas

The Myth of Asian American Identity

We’re the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #indian-americans, #korean-americans, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #vietnamese-americans

Bridal Fashion Week: Andrew Kwon Bridal Collection

Andrew Kwon, returning to the runway with his second wedding collection, Dreamer, talks about his passions, inspirations and desire to create “modern-day goddesses.”

#council-of-fashion-designers-of-america, #design, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc

Why a 19th-Century Plan to Replace Black Labor with Chinese Labor Failed

The Mississippi Chinese and how race works in America.

#black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #korean-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #loewen-james-w, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi

The Best Way to Clean Your Ears: With a Spoon

Doctors strongly discourage people from scraping inside their ears. But knowing better and doing it anyway is part of what makes us human.

#ears-and-hearing, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #korean-americans

Atlanta Shooting Victim’s Sons Struggle to Move Forward

Randy and Eric Park’s mother was among eight people killed in the spa shootings. They have been largely left to navigate the world by themselves.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #gold-spa-atlanta-ga, #grant-hyun-jung-march-16-2021-shooting, #korean-americans, #park-eric, #park-randy

Why ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Is ‘Quietly Revolutionary’

In not explaining every detail of Korean food culture, the award-winning Canadian sitcom speaks volumes.

#kims-convenience-tv-program, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #television

Uncovering the History of America’s First Koreatown

Friday: A Korean-American professor discusses the most gratifying research of his career, into Riverside’s Pachappa Camp.

#immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #riverside-calif

The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia

The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian-Americans shop and eat.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #food, #h-mart, #japanese-americans, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

Cathy Park Hong

The Asian-American poet wants to help women and people of color find healing — and clarity — in their rage.

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #hong-cathy-park, #korean-americans, #minor-feelings-an-asian-american-reckoning-book, #morris-wesley-1975, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #wortham-jenna, #writing-and-writers

South Korea Celebrates Oscar Win for Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’

Ms. Youn is the first Asian woman to win the best supporting actress Oscar since 1957. But it’s her life story — as well her characters — that made her award resonate among Koreans.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #minari-movie, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #youn-yuh-jung

Richard K. Kim, Pioneering Korean-American Prosecutor, Dies at 76

He was appointed an assistant district attorney in Queens in 1985 and later became counsel to a cosmetics company. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #kim-richard-k-1944-2021, #korean-americans, #legal-profession, #queens-nyc

When Her Mother Died, She Found Solace at a Korean Grocery

Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #crying-in-h-mart-book, #grief-emotion, #korean-americans, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers, #zauner-michelle-japanese-breakfast

‘Minari’ Haunted Me by What It Left Out

The drama dares to show sympathy for an emotionally distant patriarch and his relatively powerless wife — figures familiar to this child of immigrants.

#korean-americans, #minari-movie, #movies

‘Do I Really Belong Here?’: Korean Americans in the N.B.A. Wonder

A small network of Korean Americans working throughout basketball are helping one another grow professionally and feel understood personally, while hoping to add to their ranks.

#asian-americans, #basketball, #korean-americans, #national-basketball-assn, #portland-trail-blazers

A Lifetime of Reading Taught Min Jin Lee How to Write About Her Immigrant World

As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #libraries-and-librarians, #maspeth-queens-ny, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

In a Role Reversal, Asian-Americans Aim to Protect Their Parents From Hate

The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans

Class and the History of Korean-Americans in Georgia

The shootings in Atlanta show how class warps the immigrant narrative.

#atlanta-ga, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #income-inequality, #korean-americans

The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

The victims lived at the nexus of race, gender and class.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #korean-americans, #long-robert-aaron, #race-and-ethnicity

Talking to Children About Anti-Asian Bias

“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said.

#asian-americans, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

Asian Women Say Atlanta Shooting Is About Racism and Sexism

Many viewed the shooting rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead as the culmination of a racialized misogyny that they say has long been directed at them.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #georgia, #korean-americans, #mass-shootings, #massage, #race-and-ethnicity, #spas, #women-and-girls

What to Know About the Atlanta Massage Parlor Shootings

The local authorities and the F.B.I., are investigating the shootings, in which eight people were killed, including six Asians.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #cherokee-county-ga, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #mass-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #robert-aaron-long

We Need to Put a Name to This Violence

The recent attacks on Asian-Americans have unearthed the contradictions and questions beneath America’s impoverished understanding of race. To solve the problem, we must first learn how to talk about it.

#assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #ratanapakdee-vicha-d-2021

A Director Returns to the Home He Longed to Leave

With “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung tells a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up Korean-American in the heartland.

#asian-americans, #chung-lee-isaac, #content-type-personal-profile, #golden-globes-awards, #korean-americans, #minari-movie, #movies

What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

A Vision of Asian-American Cinema That Questions the Very Premise

Lulu Wang, Lee Isaac Chung, Bing Liu, Alan Yang, Justin Chon, Sandi Tan and Mira Nair talk forthrightly about staying true to themselves while navigating Hollywood and issues of identity.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #chon-justin, #chung-lee-isaac, #gook-movie, #korean-americans, #liu-bing, #minari-movie, #minding-the-gap-movie, #mississippi-masala-movie, #movies, #nair-mira, #race-and-ethnicity, #shirkers-movie, #tan-sandi, #the-farewell-movie, #tigertail-movie, #wang-lulu, #yang-alan

The Sunday Read: ‘The Many Lives of Steven Yeun’

What’s a typical immigrant story? In his new film, “Minari,” the “Walking Dead” star has his own to tell.

#content-type-personal-profile, #korean-americans, #television, #yeun-steven

The Many Lives of Steven Yeun

In his new film, “Minari,” the “Walking Dead” star explores the complex layers of the immigrant experience.

#chung-lee-isaac, #content-type-personal-profile, #korean-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #tan-amy, #writing-and-writers

He Can’t Carry a Tune, but Chang-rae Lee Has a Song to Sing

“My Year Abroad,” his sixth novel, is about letting yourself plunge into the world, even when it hurts. He’s been thinking about that a lot over these past, painful months.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #korean-americans, #lee-chang-rae, #my-year-abroad-book, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #writing-and-writers

Fake News Is Affecting Immigrant Communities, Too

Right-wing conspiracy theories have infiltrated Asian and Latino communities through platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp. Democrats must take notice.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #hispanic-americans, #korean-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #taiwanese-americans, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnamese-americans, #wechat-mobile-app, #whatsapp-inc

A New Political Force Emerges in Georgia: Asian-American Voters

The Asian-American population in the state has doubled in two decades, and many live in the Atlanta suburbs, which voted for Joseph R. Biden Jr. by large margins.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #korean-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vietnamese-americans

Pandemic Disrupts South Korean Adoptee Reunions, but Some Find a Way

For members of the world’s largest diaspora of adoptees, returning to the country of their birth was a rite of passage — until the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Some found a way to make the trip anyway.

#23andme, #adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #korean-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her.

Decades ago, a young American woman served an impoverished South Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer. Now the country is an economic powerhouse, and it decided to send her a token of its gratitude. ​

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #korea-foundation, #korean-americans, #new-york-state, #peace-corps, #south-korea, #volunteers-and-community-service

Black Products. Black Shoppers. Black Workers. But Who Owns the Store?

At a Chicago beauty supply shop, one American dream has come true. Another is still waiting for its chance.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #korean-americans, #looting-crime, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail

A Local Alternative to the Big Delivery Apps, in Los Angeles

Modeled after food delivery services in Seoul, a tiny Koreatown business keeps neighborhood restaurants running through the pandemic.

#delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #grubhub-inc, #jung-vivian, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #mobile-applications, #postmates-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #runningman-delivery-friends-inc, #uber-eats

My Family’s Shrouded History Is Also a National One for Korea

Decades after the war ended, scars left by the Japanese occupation persist for millions of Koreans and Korean-Americans, including the author Alexander Chee.

#korean-americans, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Why Obsessive K-Pop Fans Are Turning Toward Political Activism

After claiming some credit for the fizzling of President Trump’s rally in Oklahoma, the online armies of Korean pop music listeners are feeling prepared and empowered.

#bts-music-group, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #korean-americans, #pop-and-rock-music, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media

Why I’ve Stopped Telling People I’m Not Chinese

When confronted with racism toward anyone, our instinct should be indignation, not deflection.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity

Don’t Forget During the Coronavirus: The People Behind the Counter Are People

Remember this the next time you order takeout.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #korean-americans, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional