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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

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?
Crystal Duan - March 19, 2018
A Review of The Charm Buyers by Lillian Howan
Roy Kamada - March 4, 2018
A Review & Commendation for all of the Loves and People in Jason Magabo Perez’s This is for the mostless
Janice Sapigao - March 1, 2018
A new diet and dining habits that ruptured the Japanese American family and culture during WWII
Laurel Fujii - February 19, 2018
After years of silence, an ongoing oral history project preserves the stories of Cambodian American women who survived the 1970s genocide.
Rosalie Chan - February 15, 2018
From the recent Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington
Shin Yu Pai - February 9, 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