• The DeanBeat: Crazy Rich Asians raises hopes for better representation in media

    1 month ago - By Venture Beat

    The Asian Americans that I know are hopeful that Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood's first major romantic comedy about Asians with an Asian American director and a near-all-Asian cast, will open doors for better representation of Asians in media. I know this is a film, and it doesn't seem like it has much to do with technology or g...
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  • Global markets lose steam in European trading

    Global markets lose steam in European trading

    1 month ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - World stock markets turned lower during European trading hours Friday as investors worried again about Turkey's financial trouble, after Asian stocks rose on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S.
    KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,537 and the CAC 40 in France shed 0.3 percent to 5,332, while Germany's DAX lost 0.7 percent to 12,156. The future contracts for the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 were both down 0.1 percent.
    TURKEY: The country's currency fell again, trading down about 5 percent, after the U.S. threatened to...
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  • Why ‘Crazy Rich Asians' May Not Release in China, the World's Second Largest Film Market

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    To many, the recently released Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians is not just a movie-it's a watershed moment.
    Adapted from the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, the film is the first from a major Hollywood studio in 25 years to feature a cast composed entirely of actors of Asian descent. It's also the first by a major studio in that span to feature an Asian-American lead.
    Crazy Rich Asians launched out the gate following its Wednesday premiere with a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the popular movie reviews site. The consensus concluded that the romantic comedy “takes a satisfying...
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