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I like to think that the first nausea was a haunting visited upon me by my Sindhi Hindu ancestors, many of whom were seafaring merchants.
An Interview with Leah Silvieus about her collection Arabilis
"One thing I never expected to pick up from touring was my social justice activism—and I really dove into that world, of all places, at an anime convention." Here's an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Simon Tam's stereotype-flipping memoir on taking a fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
I thought of all the other reasons, implications and annoyances that went with this strange business of changing my name.
One Muslim American's reaction to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

Arts & Culture

"It’s against the rules to talk about the things that hurt me."
Review of Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
An Interview with Leah Silvieus about her collection Arabilis
A Review of Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

News & Politics

Lynn, Massachusetts is home to the third-largest Cambodian American population in the country. 28-year old Cinda Danh could become their first Asian American city councilor.
"I often wonder what King Kalākaua would think of today ... How would he understand the observatories, set to study the heavens at the cost of the gods?" Contributor Madelyn McKeague walks us through the history that led to today's fight to protect the sacred site.
To understand her story, we have to go back to the beginning of Asian immigration exclusion.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang presents an interesting case. Here's what you need to know.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
in Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power by An Xiao Mina
From 1946 to 1958, the U.S. tested sixty-seven nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands. Today, some who left dream of going home.

More Recent Posts

Recently, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, in partnership with AARP, along with help from partnering organization Kundiman, unveiled a digital exhibition entitled "A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America." The digital exhibition is comprised of five different components — two of which have already been partially released.
Kelley Still - June 21, 2019
I thought of all the other reasons, implications and annoyances that went with this strange business of changing my name.
Yurina Yoshikawa - June 10, 2019
On May 29, Netflix released its latest original, Always Be My Maybe, which stars comedic forces Ali Wong and Randall Park. The romantic comedy features Wong as a celebrity chef and Park as her childhood sweetheart, whom she reunites with after many years. Hyphen was thrilled to get a chance to speak with the stars about their writing process and about being Asian American in the entertainment industry.
Kelley Still - June 10, 2019
 A Review of The Souls of Yellow Folk by Wesley Yang
Joyce Chen - June 7, 2019

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