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Community & Social

Review of The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
An Interview with Kirstin Chen 
The adults on the tour bus interrogated me about American politics and culture: Could I explain the Black Lives Matter movement? What was my opinion on economic opportunities for Asians in Silicon Valley? Did I think Americans were fake because they were always smiling? Who was this Justin Bieber person?
A Review of The Charm Buyers by Lillian Howan
From the recent Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington
A Review of Go Home!, an anthology edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Arts & Culture

Review of The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
Four emerging writers speak about their work, who inspires them, the rituals they follow and what excites them about Asian American literature.
"When he wakes, palms sweating and heart pounding, the ring is almost painful on his heat-swollen finger."
An Interview with Kirstin Chen 
On Her Favorite Disney Films and The Unpredictable Life of the Full-Time Student Actor

News & Politics

After years of silence, an ongoing oral history project preserves the stories of Cambodian American women who survived the 1970s genocide.
"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

More Recent Posts

Home plate was where I first learned to bat, and our yard was where I first made friends in America.
Vipra Ghimire - April 19, 2018
Review of The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
Mary Malhotra - April 15, 2018
Four emerging writers speak about their work, who inspires them, the rituals they follow and what excites them about Asian American literature.
Karissa Chen - April 13, 2018
"When he wakes, palms sweating and heart pounding, the ring is almost painful on his heat-swollen finger."
Deborah Wei - April 4, 2018
An Interview with Kirstin Chen 
Jimin Han - April 1, 2018
On Her Favorite Disney Films and The Unpredictable Life of the Full-Time Student Actor
Christian Ting - March 28, 2018
During a recent family gathering, an American Chinese woman comes out to her family as vegan and triggers generational trauma. 
Angel Hu - March 26, 2018