Blog Archive: November 2010

Blog Archive: November 2010

Openish Thread: Who Owns Yoga?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the Hindu American Foundation has begun a campaign to get the Hindu roots of yoga recognized in the US.

The small but increasingly influential group behind [the "Take Back Yoga" campaign], the Hindu American Foundation, suggests only that people become more aware of yoga’s debt to the faith’s ancient traditions.

National Day of Action for Dream Act

Today is the National Day of Action for the Dream Act, to encourage Americans to call on Congresspeople and Senators to pass a ten-year piece of immigration legislation. This law would give high school students, who have lived in the United States for over five years, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they spent years in US military service, or earned a college education. To contact your state's senators and your representative, please visit: and

Hyphen TV: Here Go Hell Come?

Hope you all had a restful and delicious Turkeyday, my fellow TV fans! Unfortunately, national holiday = repeats and recaps, but there was a tiny bit of new television to cling onto this past week. Okay, basically one show. I still need to check out your suggestions as well (my parents' house is TV-free -- I KNOW -- so I haven't have a chance to catch up). Let's dig in!

Blast From the Past: Rohwer Relocation Center, Thanksgiving, 1942

This picture is from a Thanksgiving Day meal at the Rohwer Relocation Camp’s staff mess-hall in McGehee, AR, 1942. Though accurate population statistics were hard to come by, due to the constant movement in the internment of Japanese Americans, Rohwer is estimated to have held about 8,475 people at its peak. Almost 30 percent of those were children.

The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Between Two Worlds, A Celebration of Craftswomen

Now through Sunday December 19th -- Los Angeles

Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open

Actress and musician Gwendoline Yeo's show, Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open, is a celebration of her cultural journey from Singapore to America, accompanied by her performance on the gu-zheng (Chinese long zither). More info here.

Hyphen TV: Roundup

Hi, Hyphen blog fans! I'm your new guide/conversation-mate on all things Asian American on television. I thought we might get to know one another by sharing what shows and Asian American characters/contestants we've been watching -- any overlaps on our lists? Anything I'm not watching that I need to check out? Let me know in the comments.