California-born, Utah-raised, and New York-refined, Terry K. Park is a Provost Dissertation Fellow and PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. He has taught courses in Asian American media, history, theater and 1950s Cold War American culture at UC Davis, Hunter College, and San Quentin State Prison. As a former performance artist, his off-Broadway solo show, 38th Parallels, premiered in New York City with the Pan Asian Repertory Theater. He is the creator and host of a weekly web-based roundtable talk show on Jeremy Lin and Linsanity called The Joy Dunk Club, presented by Asian CineVision. In the Bay Area, he curates a monthly Asian/Asian American film series called Oppa Oakland Style at the New Parkway Theater. He is also a member of the Asian Prisoners Support Committee, for whom he represented at the 2011 Mr. Hyphen Contest. As Mr. Hyphen 2011, he hopes to cure the world of Bieber Fever with Linsanity. Check out his website, terrykpark.com.
Terry K Park
Not sure what to wear to our PJ Soiree Party on September 13th? Want to win the sleepwear contest? Get some fashion advice straight from the guest judges for the evening, Jenny Ton and Julia Rhee of Retrofit Republic.
Today would've been David's 15th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Hyphen Magazine has created an online memorial, which includes a letter from the Phan family, a gallery of letters from classmates and teachers, and a request from the Phan family for donations to support an anti-bullying fund.
Memory of Forgotten War features testimonies of four first-generation Korean Americans survivors of what is known in the US as the "forgotten war." Co-directors Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem discuss the making of a documentary that offers an informative, yet intimate glimpse into the human toll of a war without end.
Jiseul is the first Korean film to win the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize; the 2013 jury took less than a minute to come to its unanimous decision. O Muel’s film offers a haunting portrait of a forgotten massacre whose ghostly voices flicker into a Cold War darkness.
Exactly one year after the cultural phenomenon known as "Linsanity," Jeremy Lin -- the Asian American basketball player at the center of it -- and Evan Jackson Leong -- the Asian American director who chronicled it -- both return home to the Bay Area. Terry K. Park takes a look at Leong's Linsanity and asks Jeremy Lin just how crazy it all was.
"I had a great life but I must leave." These were the last words written by David Q. Phan, a 14-year-old Vietnamese American junior high school student from Taylorsville, Utah, before he committed suicide. A grieving family -- and multiple communities around the country -- seek answers and justice.
I cried on the first day of school. I'm not talking about pre-school, or even elementary school. I cried on the first day of my junior year in high school. Let me explain.
In the wake of New York Knicks owner James Dolan's decision to not match the Houston Rockets' contract for Jeremy Lin, I decided to create a fake Wiki page for James Dolan's fictitious great-great-grandfather, James Leland Dolan. I did so in order to imagine a historical narrative that parallels the events of Linsanity and Dolan's insanity with the exploitation of Chinese railroad labor in the late 19th century. If you'd like to see the original "fake" Wiki, click here. Enjoy.
Professor Parreñas-Shimizu talks about her latest book, Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies.
In anticipation of our 10th Anniversary/25 Issues celebration, Hyphen interviews Eric Hsu -- frontman of featured band Johnny Hi-Fi -- about cultivating the Asian American rock community, the relationship between music and cooking, and the secret to a glowing complexion.
How you can support this quirky documentary about parental love and the refugee experience in small-town America?
The director and cast of Saving Face reunited at SFIAAFF 30 to reflect on the film's significance in their lives and careers.
We're live tweeting this Sunday's New York Knicks versus Dallas Mavericks Game!
Today is the day when we express our love and appreciation to those close to us. In his first monthly column, Terry K. Park, Mr. Hyphen 2011, expresses his gratitude to someone he's never met--New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.