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Caroline Cao

Caroline Cao is an NYC-based writer. A queer Vietnamese American woman, she also won’t shut up about animation and theatre. She likes ramen, pasta, and fanfic writing. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Maximinalist.

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Costume designer Linda Cho credits Asian tough love for her third Tony nomination

The Seoul-born Korean American costume designer talks Broadway’s biggest awards and being mistaken for a legendary costume designer’s daughter

Brian Vu, dressed as a soldier as Danny Chen in "An American Soldier."

Huang Ruo is using opera to teach Asian American history

The Chinese American composer on his latest work, which tells the story of Chinese American soldier Danny Chen, and the strides made in AA+PI and BIPOC operatic voices

Collage art of the activist organization Godzilla Asian American Network.

442: The Godzilla Asian American Arts Network that trampled on conformity

This 1990s artists’ collective was as anarchistic as the titan lizard itself

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The impressive life of New York City Ballet’s first Asian male dancer

In new documentary ‘Ten Times Better,’ filmmaker Jennifer Lin tells the unique story of George Lee

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‘Tiger’s Apprentice’ director Raman Hui enjoys being of ‘two worlds’ in animation

The Hong Kong-born animator talks “Tiger’s Apprentice,” zodiacs and more

An animated woman with red hair and floral top stands next to a Psyduck Pokemon on a balcony in front of a window.

Splashing into the Unique Stop-Motion Paradise of ‘Pokémon Concierge’

Writer Caroline Cao talks with animator Iku Ogawa on overcoming the scariest part of Netflix’s new Pokémon series: animating a human

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Why the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator Changed the Game in Anime

Comic mastermind Bryan Lee O’Malley hopes his fans enjoy the big swings in the Netflix’s new Scott Pilgrim story

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Netflix’s New ‘Pluto’ Borrows the Politics of ‘Astro Boy’

Writer Caroline Cao offers a primer on the cartoony war and racism politics in ‘Astro Boy,’ and how they show up (and don’t) in the new anime

Yaya Han in her Chun-Li cosplay, commissioned by Capcom for "Street Fighter 6."

One of the World’s Most Famous Cosplayers Shares the Joy (and Pain) of Playing Dress-Up

Yaya Han has been Chun-Li, Jessica Rabbit, Wonder Woman, and more—here she talks about why she’s been so drawn to cosplay

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Meet the Monkey King for a New Generation

Writer Caroline Cao talks producer Peilin Chou on Netflix’s newest retelling of an age-old Chinese folktale

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Netflix’s New ‘Nimona’ Is Queerer and More Asian Than the Comic

It’s not often that a book-to-screen adaptation gets this kind of treatment, and we’re absolutely here for it

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When It Comes to Turning Animation into Live-Action, Disney Doesn’t Always Get It Right

In honor of Star Wars Day, a discussion of the complicated way colorism shows up in the sci-fi franchise, particularly in a casting decision for the coming-soon “Ahsoka”