E.C. Myers' debut novel Fair Coin
is an instructive example of this attempt to bridge -- or perhaps simply
to transcend -- the gap between ethnic YA and speculative YA.
Gerritsen's long experience in the crime genre comes through in a tightly paced, well-plotted story.
Fans of the Asian American classic Rolling the R's are in luck: R. Zamora Linmark's frenetic meditation on Hawaiian transnational teenagerhood is finally sequeled.
In her third poetry collection, former Hyphen editor Barbara Jane Reyes moves backward in the Filipino diaspora timeline.
Yes, she's Viet Am. Yes, she's ten. Yes, her Tiger Mom probably beats her to keep her practicing. What, you thot this kind of skill came at no price?
Angela S. Choi is my kind of sicko. Faced with the perennial problem of the Asian American fictioneer — how to rep the aZn without crapping out another crab-eating, mother-daughter triumph — Choi’s solution was: just add serial killer.
According to a recent article in the New York Times, the Hindu American Foundation has begun a campaign to get the Hindu roots of yoga recognized in the US.
The small but increasingly influential group behind [the "Take Back Yoga" campaign], the Hindu American Foundation, suggests only that people become more aware of yoga’s debt to the faith’s ancient traditions.
What happened in the world while you were making a glutton of yourself and screaming at your relatives?
Yes, you were right the first time. That is Hyphen founding editor Melissa Hung (left) with the FLOTUS.
Ding dong, the hitch is dead! Now everyone in Cali can get hitched!
Chinese mothers are paying big bucks to have their babies in the States for the dual citizenship. What do you think about this?
As expected, last week's verdict on the Oscar Grant trial did lead to violence. What are your thoughts and feelings about what happened?
Y'all can relax. Unlike with James Cameron's Avatar, you won't be torn between a well-told story and heinous racial politics.
Is your Asian name difficult to pronounce? Have you bowdlerized it? Or do you let other people mispronounce it?
Ai Ya! I was out of town getting some "me" time last weekend and failed to post a Hyphen Lynks! Bad Asian! Me So Solly!
You know who else is sorry this week? (Here's a hint: not a lot of Americans! I did a search for photos of people doing "apology" or "I'm sorry" things ... and couldn't find any. ON THE INTERNET!)
While the media spins the Time Square (non)bombing and immigration reform every which way, we have nothing in particular to talk about. So what do you have to say this week?
That's not funny!
Know what else isn't funny?
Olympic speed skater and medalist Simon Cho was an undocumented immigrant. What do you think about that?
Because rampant commentary on the Times Square Bomber still rulez, news is all over the place this week. Plus, we're waiting for primaries. But we have an Onion article! And there are elections going on here, there, and everywhere.
Well, let them get Times Square all out of their system. Here's what else is going on:
It's only been a week, and already Asian Americans are disowning the would-be terrorist. How are you all feeling about him? What do you think the fallout from this will be?
We're well into May now, peoples, and if you're not proud of being aZn this month, well then there's no hope for you! And, plus, also, you're shameful and do not give the rest of us face.
Just like these people:
Recent attacks on Asian Americans by African Americans have left Bay Area Asian American communties frightened and angry. But were these attacks really "hate crimes"?
Once again, folks: let's have an intelligent, productive debate! What should the U.S. do about educated, highly skilled entrepreneurs, who are taking their innovative ideas back home because of U.S. immigration policy?
My brother was only 21 when he returned and began telling my family these stories. My father was extremely disturbed and wouldn’t permit me near my brother at first, as I was a newborn at the end of the war, and my father had some vague idea that insanity might be contagious, especially in females. But my infantine company seemed to soothe his almost constant excitement and, although he never fully regained the use of his legs, he used the stories as a springboard into the life of the mind that he thereafter inhabited, and raised me to inhabit.
By Marilyn Chin (W.W. Norton & Company)
Shame on Shyamalan!
Hollywood's most successful director of color embarrasses us all with some lame-ass excuse-making about the whitewashed cast of his new Airbender movie.
Whoa. Talk about an issues intersect. Anyone have a race-spotting moment when they saw this viral vid? Yeah, me too.
Well, I fell one short of my planned six March Women's History Month profiles of outstanding Asian American women. But I'm a busy Asian American woman!
Nevertheless, we got in a good five profiles there, plus two sad R.I.P.s, and a profile of our very own publisher, Lisa Lee! All in all, a good month.