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A Review of Go Home!, an anthology edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
An Interview with Michelle Kuo
Founders of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour
All we have for divine guidance in this world are the stories our parents pass down, the hope that the rituals we think matter actually do. It’s both comforting and terrifying how fallible our gods are.
the author at her birth father's grave
An adoptee goes in search of her birth father and finds a new and unexpected source of family.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, Korean American voices are often left out of the conversation. Hyphen presents twelve responses to the ongoing crisis.

Arts & Culture

For February, we present you an excerpt from Mira T. Lee's debut novel, EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL. The novel follows Lucia, a Chinese American woman who struggles with mental illness, and the people who love her, most notably, her fiercely protective older sister. Told from multiple points of view, the novel explores the heartbreak and helplessness that mental illness has upon individuals and those around them, and the struggle everyone seeks to be understood. This early section comes before the mental illness has set in and introduces us to Lucia, her sister Miranda and Yonah, the man Lucia loves.
Asian American Athletes, and the Craze that Swept the World
An Interview with Suki Kim
A Review of Go Home!, an anthology edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Review of Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
"supper" and "in another life"

News & Politics

"There needs to be a recognition that we are different—not in a way that is separatist, but in a way that affirms the unique stories, trauma and experiences of our culturally specific groups."
For the 120,000 Asian Americans eligible for the program, model minority pressures run high.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, Korean American voices are often left out of the conversation. Hyphen presents twelve responses to the ongoing crisis.
19 organizations unite to combat hate incidents — but they vary on their stance on what role police should play
How the BBC #Notthenanny interview can help us confront and address implicit bias
Jeff Sessions with granddaughter, CSPAN screencap
Family and friends are no substitute for words, deeds, and policy
Peter Yew Police Brutality Protests (In front of New York City Supreme Court)
Mobilizing Early Asian America

More Recent Posts

A new diet and dining habits that ruptured the Japanese American family and culture during WWII
Laurel Fujii - February 19, 2018
For February, we present you an excerpt from Mira T. Lee's debut novel, EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL. The novel follows Lucia, a Chinese American woman who struggles with mental illness, and the people who love her, most notably, her fiercely protective older sister. Told from multiple points of view, the novel explores the heartbreak and helplessness that mental illness has upon individuals and those around them, and the struggle everyone seeks to be understood. This early section comes before the mental illness has set in and introduces us to Lucia, her sister Miranda and Yonah, the man Lucia loves.
Mira T. Lee - February 9, 2018
Asian American Athletes, and the Craze that Swept the World
Christian Ting - January 30, 2018
"There needs to be a recognition that we are different—not in a way that is separatist, but in a way that affirms the unique stories, trauma and experiences of our culturally specific groups."
Zahir Janmohamed - January 30, 2018
How a woman of mixed Chinese ancestry used food to come to terms with her identity. 
Chloe-Rose Crabtree - January 23, 2018
An Interview with Suki Kim
Evelyn NienMing Chien - January 19, 2018
A Review of Go Home!, an anthology edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Joyce Chen - January 17, 2018
Review of Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
Jenn Lee Smith - January 17, 2018
"supper" and "in another life"
Elaine Hsiang - January 16, 2018