Yellow fever debate spreads as indie documentary leads to web series spin-off
A young African American man speaks genially yet matter-of-factly into the camera. “So I’m looking for a petite, gracious woman which typically, traditionally happens to be an Asian woman.” A white man wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with a red and gold Chinese dragon says earnestly, “It’s so hard to explain. It’s just like why do some people like blue more than green?” A mustached man with flowing dirty blonde hair, glasses and a soul patch says with a sheepish-but-proud little chuckle, “From my experience, Asian girls have been better lovers.”
What's it like to be an Asian American student at a historically black college?
Here are the experiences of three Asian Americans who attended HBCUs in search of a unique experience in higher education.
Fortune cookie Instagram contest winners!
Hyphen recaps the inaugural Asian Pacific American Vagina Monologues (APAVM) and scores a post-show interview with executive producer and actor Julia Rhee.
Inside San Francisco's Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Tucked away down an alley in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory has been mixing, baking and hand-folding its cookies since 1962. It is frequented by tourists year round, who vie for a glimpse of the cookie’s life cycle before it ends up next to sliced oranges on Lazy Susans across the globe. But most tourists don’t know that the hand-folded demonstration is actually a romanticized notion of the genesis of these ubiquitous cookies.
Celebrating our tenth anniversary with pastry perfection
You might find it hard to believe, but this is the first cake Photo Editor Soybaby has ever made.
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Is there an Asian American cookie monster? She'd want to see this.
Empowering Asian Pacific Islander caregivers to find viable solutions for an overlooked, neglected work force.
Women are looking to the Internet to respond boldly to street harassment.
Alison Roh Park was 14 the first time she saw a man masturbating across from her on the subway. Another time, a group of drunk white men obstructed her path outside a bar and asked for a massage. “Men will explicitly refer to me as ‘China Doll,’ ‘Dragon Lady,’ ‘Chinita,’ ‘Miss Chin,’ even ‘Sushi!’ ” says Park, a 29-year-old Korean American activist from Queens, NY, who is part of a growing movement against street harassment. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and GPS technology, she and women around the globe are finding new ways of speaking up and talking back.
The view of Asian America from the 2010 Census
What’s in a name? Taking a closer look at how US census boxes have dealt with change -- and inspired controversy.
Level Up confronts the tension between staying true to yourself on the one hand, and being committed to familial duty on the other.
Over pork dumplings, the Emmy-winning filmmaker discusses the Big Apple and Filipino psyches, and gives advice to young filmmakers.
Hyphen is teaming up with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, to present a series of blog stories on the 2010 Census.
Do you put Sriracha on everything? Can't bear to waste food? Got an artillery of top secret ingredients? It's time to find out what type of mash-up eater you are.
Jason Shiga’s graphic novel Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not) is awash in mid-twenties angst and earnest self-doubt as its leading man Jimmy Yee embarks on a cross-country trip to ‘see about a girl.’
The band’s latest album plays like cotton candy -- light, airy, dissolving quickly on the tongue, and leaving the listener with a perpetual sugar high.
Lo's latest offering brings a fascinating texture to the young adult fantasy novel with representations of lesbian love and Asian influences.
Through social events, mixed genre presentations and thought-provoking panels, this year's SFIAAFF presented a dynamic showcase of the Asian American artist and creator, and a multitude of “you kind of just had to be there” moments for the avid festival-goer.
“Look Who’s Laughing Now,” -- moderated by actor Leonardo Nam (Vantage Point, He’s Just Not That Into You) -- featured Ali Wong, Anisha Nagarajan, and Thu Tran, a trio of talented ladies who shared their experiences of what it’s like to be Asian American funny people.
Continuing Hyphen's coverage of SFIAAFF 29, our dedicated staffers take a peek at a Vietnamese action flick; a coming of age story set in the Hawaiian skateboarding scene; and the story of a multi-ethnic woman from the Mideast struggling to reconcile her hipster lifestyle in Manhattan with her post-9/11 political awakening.
In Whirlwind Wonderland, Rina Ayuyang depicts herself as a dutiful daughter and doodling daydreamer. Beautifully illustrated in styles as varied as the topics of her stories, her debut graphic novel is a charming assortment of meditations on family, culture, and city living.