All posts tagged "New York Times"

  • (Courtesy of Greta Lee/Photo by Cameron Marshad)
    [NYT] Greta Lee On Hollywood Stereotypes and Playing the ‘Lovable Weirdo’

    — Greta Lee is a familiar face to fans of “Girls,” where she played an entitled gallerist; “High Maintenance,” where she was Heidi; and “Inside Amy Schumer,” a gig Ms. Lee landed after...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • (Screenshot of a New York Times opinion piece critiquing the South Korean government's efforts to rewrite history textbooks)
    S. Korean gov’t draws criticism for pressuring foreign press

    By Yi Whan-woo South Korea’s government is drawing international concern for allegedly putting pressure on foreign journalists who have published articles that are critical of President Park Geun-hye and her style of governance. The Ministry of Foreign...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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    [NY Times] Korean County achieves its goal: Less birth control, more babies

      HAENAM, South Korea — Back in the 1970s and ’80s, when the South Korean government was focused on alleviating poverty, Kim Chung-jae and other health officials toured villages to persuade couples to practice...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • South Korean riot police officers spray water cannons as police officers try to break up protesters trying to march to the Presidential House after a rally against government's policy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in what was believed to be the largest protest in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    [NYT Op-ed] South Korea targets dissent

      South Koreans can be as proud of their country’s emergence from dictatorship into a vibrant democracy as they are of the rags-to-riches development that made their country a global industrial powerhouse. So it...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • Workers urge Korean Americans to register to vote in March 3 municipal elections inside a Korean market. (Park Sang-hyuk/Korea Times)
    [NY Times] Why are Asian Americans such loyal Democrats?

      In just two decades, Asian American support for the Democratic presidential candidate more than doubled, from the 31 percent Bill Clinton got in 1992 to the 73 percent cast for President Obama in...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Hwang Jae-gyun, a third baseman for the Lotte Giants in South Korea’s top baseball league, watches a home run leave the park. (YouTube)
    [NY Times] Bat flipping draws shrugs in S. Korea, scorn in America

    DAEGU, South Korea — Hwang Jae-gyun, a third baseman for the Lotte Giants in South Korea’s top baseball league, received some curious text messages from his American teammates one morning in July. His name,...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • meat, drinking, cancer
    [NYT] Soju for the Soul

    – I took the news badly when my friend Jiwon said she was leaving New York and moving to Seoul. She was a beloved drinking and dining companion, a doting cat sitter and the...

    • Posted June 11, 2015
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