Issue 13: Hybrid - Winter 2007

Features

Wardrobe changes, multiple venues and drama -- the staing of cross-cultural weddings.

Pia Sarkar - January 1, 2008
  • Forget Amy Tan, today's books for young adults take readers far from Chinatown.
  • Why do the Chinese spit so much?
  • Many multiracial Asian American use the term hapa to deinfe themselves and their identity. But some Native Hawaiians say the word is being misused and part of a mass aproproation of their culture.
  • Hapa Issues Forum shuts down after leading the grassroots and political fight for the acceptance of multiracial Asian Americans.

Featurettes

The face of hapa.

Melanie - January 1, 2008
  • Videos from Jiz Lee and Syd Blakovich feature feminist, sex-positive images of queer couples, a rarity in the adult industry.

Music

Enon

Jeremiah Romm - January 1, 2008

Food and Agriculture

We're obsessed with food, so what's up with the lack of Asian American celebrity chefs?

Neela Banerjee - January 1, 2008

Film

Julia Kwan

Rebecca - January 1, 2008

Books

Eddy Zheng and the Asian Prisoner Support Committee

Neela Banerjee - January 1, 2008

Editor's Note

Harry Mok - November 7, 2011

FRONT OF THE BOOK

A revamped cokkstove aids refugees and saves the environment.

Amber - January 1, 2008
  • A revamped cookstove aids refugees and saves the environment.
  • The new model for Asian American child prodigies is all about the Benjamins, baby.
  • A fresh crop of Asian American fashion designers are on the rise.
  • Performance artist Robert Karimi gets to hearts (and minds) through the stomach.
  • Designer and blogger Euny Jang debuts as editor in chief for Interweave Knits magazine

Media & Pop Culture

Without hotdogs and spelling, what do we have?

hyphenmagazine1 - January 1, 2008
  • We're obsessed with food, so what's up with the lack of Asian American celebrity chefs?

Takeout

Adding branches to the tree.

Michelle Koehn - January 1, 2008