Angela Qian

Angela Qian's writing has appeared or is forthcoming from The Guardian, Witness, Pleiades, The Common, Gay, Catapult, and other outlets. She currently lives in New York, where she co-curated The Sweet & Sour Readings. Her website can be found at

Photo Credit: Asia Geiger



Interview with Jane Pek

Q&A with the author of The Verifiers (Vintage, 2022)

Jane Pek’s debut novel, The Verifiers, follows Claudia, an investigator at Veracity, an online-dating detective agency. One of her clients leads her into a murder mystery. Angela Qian, fashion editor at Hyphen, sat down with the author to talk about the book, writing a mystery novel featuring a gay Asian female protagonist, dating platforms, data collection, Claudia’s family and Claudia's own view on relationships and love.  

New Exhibit Deep Dives Into Asian Americans’ Colorful Innovations in New York Fashion

Exhibit entrance shows title of exhibit and an image of a black and yellow jacket.

A new temporary exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) provides a rich, nuanced overview of Asian American designers in the fashion industry. Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation collects garments, textiles, video and photographs to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans to the New York fashion scene.

“THAT YEAR evokes this ambiguous, nostalgic feeling that also seems to point to a specific time”: An Interview With Creative Studio THAT YEAR

Independent label and creative studio THAT YEAR talks about their new karaoke-themed collection and growing up Asian American in the90s

THAT YEAR is an independent clothing label and creative studio formed by Mao Kudo, Matt Jay and Janet Kang, three creatives and designers born in the late ’80s who draw on their nostalgic formative experiences as Asian diaspora coming of age in the ’90s and constructing identities through the discovery of Asian pop culture and subcultures.