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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm
loveforshare2.jpg Indonesia, where the increasingly conservative Islamist government recently passed a broadly interpreted anti-pornography bill banning acts like kissing or baring the legs or shoulders in public, is curiously experiencing a resurgence in polygamy, a practice which had gone underground during President Suharto's long tenure. Some polygamists have taken additional wives in secret, made official by clerics instead of in court, without the knowledge of their first wife. For critics, polygamists are using religion to justify out-and-out sluttery.
Rebecca | March 14, 2007 - 4:15pm
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and the politics around this form of journalism a lot lately, for several reasons.
Neela Banerjee | March 14, 2007 - 1:58pm
finishingthegame.jpg Well, the SF International Asian American Film Fest kicks off its 25th year tomorrow. (To learn more about the festival’s history, read Jeff Yang’s column about the fest here.) Which means I pretty much disappear for the next week, sitting in theaters. I’m dismayed to find that some of the things I wanted to see are already sold out. So, learn a lesson from me and buy your tickets in advance. Beats waiting in the rush line.
Melissa Hung | March 14, 2007 - 1:10pm
In today's San Francisco Chronicle, Helen Zia writes a powerful piece about the casualties of war.
Momo Chang | March 13, 2007 - 9:42pm
tieyellowribbon.jpg Sprawlingly ambitious, Joy Dietrich's feature film directorial debut Tie a Yellow Ribbon touches upon just about every young Asian American women's identity issue there is, the sum of it being that it pretty much sucks to be one.
Rebecca | March 13, 2007 - 3:55pm
By William Wong For nine years (1989-1998), I wrote a regular column for AsianWeek, the San Francisco-based weekly newspaper that bills itself as “The Voice of Asian America” but that now has egg foo yung on its face for its incredibly stupid decision to publish a racist rant (“Why I Hate Blacks”) by a young writer named Kenneth Che-Tew Eng, or as AsianWeek labels his (now former) column, “God of the Universe.”
Momo Chang | March 10, 2007 - 12:40pm
asawa-portrait.jpg Imogen Cunningham portrait of Ruth Asawa, "Ruth Holding a Form-Within-Form Sculpture" (1952) After your Friday night's carousing, shake off your hangover and go see some quality art!
Rebecca | March 9, 2007 - 7:02pm

AK Photo Color1H.jpg Mr. Hyphen talks to one of the world's greatest Sarode players, Aashish Khan. CalArts is an amazing place. It is one of the few arts schools in the country where so many different disciplines (dance, animation, music, visual arts, theater, and film) converge under one roof. In fact, it is the only school where such artistic diversity exists within one building.

Robin Sukhadia | March 8, 2007 - 4:59pm
peace 2003 _ sm.JPG The documentary begins by introducing us to Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, an 80-year-old homeless artist in New York City, in the months before 9/11.
Momo Chang | March 6, 2007 - 9:40am
I'm not sure there is anything that new in the "Trying to Crack the Hot 100" story in the style section of Sunday's NY Times, but it was interesting that it was in the style section.
Neela Banerjee | March 4, 2007 - 7:14pm
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