Arts & Culture

Some of our favorite things from the Asian American community that we discovered this year!
Karissa Chen
December 26, 2019
A Review of Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Allyn Savage
September 30, 2019
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
Asian American Athletes, and the Craze that Swept the World
Christian Ting
January 30, 2018
The frontman of the all-Asian American band The Slants talks to contributor Michelle Chen about the Supreme Court case sparked by the band's name.
Michelle Chen
September 15, 2017
“We have some good news and some bad news."
Bassam Sidiki
December 12, 2019
"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.
Simon Tam
September 5, 2019
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
Seng So
July 23, 2019
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
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

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