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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

The Visibility Project and Hyphen magazine have partnered to create LGBTQ Hyphen, the first dedicated LGBTQ online section in a mainstream and nationwide Asian American publication. This is historic. We raise and highlight LGBTQ AAPI voices like never before and bring LGBTQ AAPI opinions and lenses to national debates.

Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 28, 2014 - 12:35am

Kristianne Bautista, lead vocalist of the rising indie band Kan Wakan, has a sugar and smoke voice backed by a haunting orchestral ensemble.

Tanwi Nandini Islam | November 6, 2013 - 6:49am

November brings us a lovely poem by Karen An-hwei Lee, wherein a speaker ruminates simultaneously on aging and youth. The poem is filled with gentle sibilances and delicate images that emulate the ephemeral quality life. Read this one somewhere quiet, where you can sit with it afterwards.  -- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor

Karen An-Hwei Lee | November 5, 2013 - 7:07pm

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Theresa Celebran Jones | October 30, 2013 - 2:41pm


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?

Andrea Kim Taylor | October 24, 2013 - 2:33pm

AAPI advocates were among the many arrested last week in the continuing mobilizatons calling for for federal immigration reform.

Nadia Hussain | October 18, 2013 - 3:35pm

Lin's performance appears effortless, which makes her all the more captivating to listen to and watch.

Abigail Licad | October 17, 2013 - 12:05pm

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.

Noah Cho | October 17, 2013 - 9:32am

Picking up women? Sex talk with a doctor? Safe sex between lesbians?

Abigail Licad | October 14, 2013 - 9:17am

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.

Nadia Hussain | October 11, 2013 - 2:47pm

San Francisco's annual Lit Crawl is the city's preeminent literary event, and for the second year in a row Hyphen has curated a tasty session of poetry and fiction for your listening pleasure. 

Nicole Wong | October 9, 2013 - 7:22am
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