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Back in June, 1st Lt. Ehren Watada -- a Japanese American Honolulu native -- refused deployment to Iraq because he believes the war is illegal and immoral. Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to "the unlawful Iraq War and occupation."
Neela Banerjee | November 28, 2006 - 3:33pm
  • Well, I don't know how I missed this news, but People Magazine's latest Sexiest Men Alive issue (that would be George Clooney, again, according to People) includes actors John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, and Edison Chen (star of the Grudge2 and a Hong Kong pop star), and also Survivor's Yul Kwon (profiled in the mag's section entitled "Sexy Men in Sexy Environments.") Jeff Yang comments on the men in his Asian Pop column Do You Think We're Sexy? From Gedde Watanabe in 16 Candles to Daniel Dae Kim in Lost, it seems like the image of the Asian male has come a long way, baby. Or ... has it?
  • Melissa Hung | November 22, 2006 - 2:17pm
    Last week, an Iranian UCLA student named Mostafa Tabatabainejad was tasered several times by campus police when he did not show his student ID in the library.
    Neela Banerjee | November 21, 2006 - 4:03pm
    party10.jpg sing2.jpg lovelikefire.jpg What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who attended our Music Issue Release party on Friday at 111 Minna. All Hyphen events are fundraisers and the money we earn goes right back into printing and promoting the magazine. So thanks to everyone for the support, especially to those who subscribed.
    Melissa Hung | November 21, 2006 - 1:58pm
    sulu.jpg George Takei, aka Sulu from Star Trek, is going to play Hiro Nakamura's father in Heroes.
    Harry Mok | November 20, 2006 - 11:04am
    Dear Hyphen Reader, We're always talking about ourselves over here. (Well, it is our blog). Now it's time for you to tell us about you. We're conducting a reader survey to find out who you are and what you like and don't like about Hyphen. It's all about making it a better magazine for you, so have your say! And if that's not a lofty enough goal for you, we'll throw in another incentive: you could win a prize. Survey participants who give us their contact info could win a Hyphen t-shirt or a CD by various bands. (Of course, if you don't want to give us your contact info and enter the prize drawing, you don't have to. You can be anonymous if you like.) The survey originally ran in the print version of Issue 10, so it assumes you have a copy of the magazine. If you've never picked up a print copy of the magazine, you can still take the survey. Just let us know that you don't have a copy of the mag and why. It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions. So we hope you'll share your thoughts with us. Click here to take survey Love, the all-volunteer staff of Hyphen
    Melissa Hung | November 15, 2006 - 6:30pm
    Just wanted to share a couple stories in the news lately, before I run away from the office (and by office, just to clarify, I don't mean the Hyphen office. We don't have one of those.)
  • This story ran in the Village Voice about a topic we seem to discuss quite a bit: Asiaphiles.
  • Here's one that will likely generate debate: A Yale freshman filed a federal civil rights complaint against Princeton University for rejecting his application for admission, claiming the University discriminated against him because he is Asian. More on that story here.
  • Melissa Hung | November 15, 2006 - 6:19pm
    hyphen_flyerfront.jpg Join us this Friday for a night of movement, magazines and music as we celebrate the release of our newest issue -- The Music Issue. DJs politik and modest mark are spinning and the following bands will also be performing: native guns marque mud lovelikefire and a special dj set by kero one. Friday, November 17th. 9-2am. @111 Minna Gallery $10 ($20 with subscription at 50% off list price!) 21 & up
    Melissa Hung | November 12, 2006 - 8:04pm
    Reading the papers these days is actually kind of exciting. A woman speaker of the house? Rumsfeld resigning? Democratic control of Congress? We're feeling a little ― dare we say it ― hopeful. Here's an election roundup of a few races Hyphen editors have been following and how they turned out.
  • In Virginia's senate race, Democrat Jim Webb wins over Republican George Allen, who, you may remember, pretended that he didn't know that macaca was not a nice thing to call someone. Now the Democrats have control of Congress. Is that karma or what?
  • Melissa Hung | November 10, 2006 - 12:19pm
    Sorry there hasn't been much activity on the Hyphen blog lately. We've been busy reading ballot measures, figuring out how we should vote (we hope you voted yesterday) and for some of us, staying up late covering election results at our day (turned night) jobs. I'm a little relieved to open up the newspaper and see some of the results (like Senator Rick Santorum is on his way out.) Is the tide finally turning? We've also been busy with making sure the new issue gets out into the world. It's always great when the boxes of magazines arrive and we get to see the finished product for the first time. But that's quickly followed by thoughts of %(#$(!! because it's no fun getting thousands of magazines shipped out all over.
    Melissa Hung | November 8, 2006 - 11:34am
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