The combination of travel and food is always alluring. There
are countless travelogues, cookbooks, and documentaries bringing diverse
cultures of the world together with exciting cuisines in adventurous, often
romantic storylines. Jen Lin-Liu’s On the
Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta delivers that
adventure along with an unsolved mystery of where the noodle originated--was it
Italy, China, or somewhere in between?
AAPI advocates were among the many arrested last week in the continuing mobilizatons calling for for federal immigration reform.
Lin's performance appears effortless, which makes her all the more captivating to listen to and watch.
My family’s trauma has always
captivated me, but I’ve always known that it was only one story in a sea of
millions. That sea is what Sheila Miyoshi Jaeger explores in Brothers at War, a detailed and
captivating look at the circumstances, causes, and effects of the Korea War.
Hyphen blogger S. Nadia Hussain wrestles with the effectiveness of education and advocacy to reduce hate crimes, when we're still faced with a barrage of anti-Muslim stereotypes in media and public discourse.
Thien-Kim Lam’s story, “Pho for Two” is the winner of Hyphen magazine’s Erotic Writing Contest. Teresa Lo, author of the erotic fiction series, Red Lantern Scandals, selected Lam’s story as the winner. She says that Lam’s “creative use of food as an instrument of foreplay continues to burn into my brain.” We couldn’t agree more.
In Hyphen’s last issue, Books editor Abigail Licad posed a question: Can Asian American lit get its sexy back? Well, we asked and we received. This past month, we collected submissions for our very first Erotic Writing Contest and we think can unreservedly say that, yes, Asian American literature has its sexy back. In spades.