Michelle Wie Turns Pro and Other News I've Missed

October 7, 2005

I missed Michelle Wie turning pro. I missed the Filipino American accused of spying for the Philippines. (Oh damn, spying again? So not good for the rest of us and combating “perpetual foreigner” image.) I missed the Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination (why don’t the headlines just say “Bush nominates one of his bestest friends” ?)

I missed Hyphen’s inclusion in the San Francisco Literary Map put together by 826 Valencia. (How cool is that?!). I even missed the Alias season premiere.

I did crack the paper open long enough today to see that Bush said God told him to invade Iraq. At first I thought I was reading an Onion headline.

Here’s something not to miss: Our very own literature editor Barbara Jane Reyes is reading tomorrow night at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts along with Tony Robles and some other Filipino American poets.

And thanks to everyone who didn’t miss our Issue 7 Release Party last week. Wow, what a great turnout. We raised enough money to pay for approximately a third of the next print run. Thanks for the support!

Right now I'm missing my bed. Can't wait to go to sleep tonight....


Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.