Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics


In "Bad Girls," M.I.A. performs controversy for the sake of controversy and cashes in on the Arab Spring.

Thanu Yakupitiyage | Tue, Feb 21st- 7:51pm | arab spring, bad girls, m.i.a., superbowl, Activism, Music, News & Politics, Politics, Social Justice

For the API community in Arizona, SB 1070 was a wake-up call. The “illegal immigration” raised enduring, fundamental questions about who was “in” or would be cast “out” of our society.

Annie Lai | Mon, Jan 23rd- 9:38am | ACLU, arizona, sb 1070, sheriff joe arpaio, Activism, Immigration, Politics, Race, Social Justice

When Occupy Cal students marched through the city of Berkeley, many API students could be seen holding signs that read, “Asian American and Proud,” and calling for funds for Ethnic Studies and the language departments.

Steven Cong | Fri, Dec 16th- 1:34pm | occupy wall street, Activism, News & Politics, Social Justice

A new study shows that Asian American teens experience more bullying than any others. Writer Helen I. Hwang discusses the study. Read her story, "In the Face of Bullying,"...

Momo Chang | Mon, Nov 14th- 11:37am | bullying, Helen I. Hwang, Loan Tran, Trang Dang, WHIAAPI, Activism, News & Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Watch This

Whether to fundraise, bring awareness to the rescue of North Korean refugees or help build the first secondary school in Lenana, Kenya, Eddie Lee knows how to make viral videos that captivate the public.

Angela Pang | Wed, May 9th- 1:12pm | President Obama, Q+A, social media, video, youtube, Activism, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, Q+A, Media

Occupy Wall Street isn't as white or privileged or [insert flimsy excuse] as you think it is. All kinds of people are playing a role -- both in the spectacle and behind the scenes.

Tammy Kim | Wed, Jan 25th- 3:25pm | occupy wall street, Race, Activism, Social Justice

Talking Back

Alison Roh Park was 14 the first time she saw a man masturbating across from her on the subway. Another time, a group of drunk white men obstructed her path outside a bar and asked for a massage. “Men will explicitly refer to me as ‘China Doll...

Nicole Wong | Fri, May 4th- 3:30pm | Chai Shenoy, hollaback, Lazy Susan, public street harassment, Activism, Gender, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, Race, Sex, Social Issues

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