Woman, 35, fatally stabbed after being followed into her NYC apartment (NBC News)
Monday (Feb. 14) review of Asian American news & newsmakers
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope everyone is well. Unfortunately, the headlines today are dominated by another anti-Asian crime. Christina Yuna Lee was walking home to her New York apartment and was stabbed to death.
We were planning to roll out the paywall today but in light of this tragic crime, we want to keep the full headlines newsletter open.
Typically, we don’t comment on news headlines as we want to give you a quick glance at the news without bias. But, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to Christina Yuna Lee’s family & friends and to add my voice to the message: Anti-Asian Crime. Has. To. Stop.
(Originally, this was my intro for today’s post. I’ll leave it here and we will roll out the paywall next week.)
We are rolling out the paywall in Crushing The Myth News today. This means that free subscribers get the Notable AAPI Headlines, Entertainment & Culture sections for free; Paid subscribers receive the full newsletter with politics/business/music/food/fashion/sports/much more.
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One last note: if you’ve followed Crushing The Myth over the years or know me (JD), you know that I have big dreams and aspirations for where to take Crushing The Myth. Asian Americans are the fastest growing segment in American culture, and we have big plans. For now, we want to deliver you the most Asian American headlines weekly; in the future, we want to deliver you much more!
Thank you as always, JD
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In short summary:
We’re giving you more links and headlines each week because Asian American news is growing! Free subscribers get abbreviated versions, paid subscribers get full access. And we’re introducing a new “Cultural Perspectives” guest column each Sunday night which everyone will receive (free).
We hope you’ll see enough value in joining our Paid Subscribers community, and we’re delighted you’re part of our newsletter. Our mission is to bring you the most headlines around Asian American news and newsmakers.
Notable AAPI Headlines
Woman, 35, fatally stabbed after being followed into her NYC apartment (NBC News)
South Korean diplomat punched in face in 'unprovoked' attack in NYC, police say (ABC News)
NYPD to pull 658 officers from desk jobs and put them on patrol this week in Mayor Eric Adams' push to combat violent crime: South Korean diplomat is randomly PUNCHED on Fifth Avenue (Daily Mail Online)
Nathan Chen wins figure skating gold for US and Olympic redemption (The Guardian)
American Chloe Kim, 21, secures history with consecutive Olympic golds in snowboard halfpipe event (ESPN)
Who is Frederic Aspiras? Meet Asian-American hair-and-makeup artist who earned Oscar nod for House of Gucci (SK Pop)
Lisa Ling’s New HBO Max Show Reimagines What A Food Docuseries Can Do (HuffPost)
Film co-written by Malaysian born screenwriter nominated for Oscar (AsAm News)
Olympian Chloe Kim on How Her New Film Is a Love Letter to Her Family: 'They Are My No. 1 Fans' (Yahoo)
How South Korea’s music, TV and films were primed for the viral moment (LA Times)
Culture / Lifestyle
NYC stabbing victim Christina Yuna Lee remembered as ‘sweet’ creative producer (NY Post)
Vigil Held for Woman Stalked, Stabbed to Death Inside Her Chinatown Apartment (4 New York)
New Yorkers Gathered To Protest After An Asian Woman Was Stabbed To Death In Her Apartment (Buzzfeed News)
A Journey Towards Self- Love (Coveteur)
For these Asian American adoptees, celebrating the Lunar New Year means creating new traditions (Washington Post)
NEW YORK TIMES SLAMMED FOR ‘OVERREPRESENTED’ ASIAN AMERICAN FIGURE SKATING ARTICLE (AsAm News)
The real-world effects of calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” (Ohio State News)
In the shadow of the pandemic, young Asian Americans reflect on the meaning of Lunar New Year (WKAR)
This is a free preview of Crushing The Myth News. After Feb. 16, our paywall will go here. Free subscribers still get the Notable AAPI, Entertainment & Culture headlines, but Paid Subscribers get full access. It’s just $5/mth or $30/yr for Paid, so join today!
NYC Asian-American groups call for more state funds to fight hate crimes (Daily News)
Woman killed in 'horrific' stabbing is latest in string of violent attacks against Asian Americans (USA Today)
Suspect charged with murder as a hate crime in 2021 attack of Chinese immigrant in NYC (USA Today)
In a First, Asian-American Lesbian Confirmed to Ambassador-Level Post (Advocate)
Indian American Nithya Raman appointed to LA’s air quality board (American Bazaar Online)
San Diego City Council unveils Tom Hom street sign, first Asian American elected to the council (CBS 8 San Diego)
Can We Get Smarter About Disinformation? (NY Times)
“Betting on you: Winning at Leading” An AAPI Leadership Event by NAAAP (NewsWires)
Meet The Woman Artist Who Made The Insanely Popular 'Bored Ape' NFT Logo (India Times)
The Wing Promotes Its CMO to CEO as It Attempts a Comeback (WSJ)
On 'Asha's Awakening,' Raveena finds clarity in the cosmos (NPR)
Breaking the boundaries of language and genre, Hikaru Utada finds freedom (NPR)
For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality (AP)
Criticism of Zhu Yi highlights challenges of belonging for Asian Americans (NBC News)
Who's winning at the Winter Olympics? Asian Americans, and that's a big deal (USA Today)
Watch: The performances from Nathan Chen, Chloe Kim that scored the US two more gold medals (Boston Globe)
Why Nathan Chen’s history-making gold medal is so significant (NBC News)
Kristi Yamaguchi won gold 30 years ago. American figure skating would never look the same. (Washington Post)
Nathan Chen pays tribute to mother Hetty Wang, Olympian Michelle Kwan after historic gold win in Beijing (NextShark)
Rams player proposes to girlfriend on the field after Super Bowl win (KHOU)
Winter Olympics: top times Eileen Gu has owned her critics, but is Olympic gold the ultimate clapback? (SCMP)
Health / Science
Older Asian American adults report lower life satisfaction (Healio)
Addressing The Interlocking Impact Of Colonialism And Racism On Filipinx/a/o American Health Inequities (Health Affairs)
Analysis: Asian Researchers Scarce Among Biomedical Award Winners (The Scientist)
Family / Education
Multiracial students navigate heritage through cultural centers and organizations (Yale News)
Arizona has a deep Asian American and Pacific Islander history. Schools should teach it (AZ Central)
GOP lawmaker introduces bill to require Asian American history be taught in Rhode Island schools (NextShark)
Remembering Jeffrey Paul Chan, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University (International Examiner)
The Next Generation of Chinese American Chefs (Shondaland)
Thank you, Khao Noodle Shop: How the acclaimed Laotian spot changed Dallas food culture (Dallas Morning News)
The Untold Truth Of Egg Foo Young (Mashed)
5 Young Designers to Watch at New York Fashion Week (L’Officiel)
‘It's a Great Privilege': Vera Wang Discusses Designing for Olympic Figure Skater Nathan Chen (NBC Bay Area)
Suni Lee on Defining Beauty & The Products She Uses to Get an Olympian-Level Look (StyleCaster)
Cocokind & Tower 28’s Luxe Lunar New Year Collab Gives Back to the AAPI Community (StyleCaster)
Art / Literature
Mayor Breed to Give $4.7M in Arts and Culture Grants for the AAPI and Latino Communities (NBC Bay Area)
33 MUST-READ SOUTH ASIAN BOOKS OUT IN 2022 (Book Riot)
Asia Week Returns to New York After an 18-Month Hiatus (Barrons)
The Wear and Tear of Valentine: Indian Americans Weigh-in On the Importance of Romance in a Relationship (American Kahani Online)
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— JD, founder, Crushing The Myth