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Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role in ‘Minari,’ poses at the Academy Awards, and the film’s director, Lee Isaac Chung, arrives at the ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021, (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

‘Minari’: Part of a wave of 2nd-generation storytelling about what it means to participate in America

Second-generation storytellers are being candid about challenges and benefits of creative careers in the face of family hopes or fears, or societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.
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Oscars 2021: 5 experts on the wins, the words, the wearable art and a big year for women

This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Randy Newman and Hildur Guðnadóttir have been nominated for their scores for ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Joker,’ respectively. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, Hildur Guðnadóttir: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The secret to the success of two Oscar-nominated scores

In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
Thanks to algorithms, outrage often snowballs. Andrii Yalanskyi/Shutterstock.com

Hate cancel culture? Blame algorithms

Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they're also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.

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