Online Exclusive: Staff Pick Their Favorite Stories from Ten Years of Hyphen

May 10, 2012

Photo by Soybaby

Hyphen is celebrating its tenth anniversary! In honor of the milestone, we asked our editors to pick their favorite stories from the past decade.

Erica Jones, creative director
Demons in the Dance, Issue 9
Motherhood Rooted, Issue 23
Two Cups Rice, Issue 21

Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, food and agriculture editor
Bobby Lee Can’t Get Into Le Privé, Issue 12: “Totally vulgar and great.”
Annie Hall, Annie Hall, Issue 22
The cover of Issue 1: “Still so relevant.”

Momo Chang, features editor
Girl, Interrupted, Issue 8
Mani-Pedis Go Green, Issue 18
Back to the Future of Farming, Issue 22
An Identity Under Wraps, Issue 24

Lin Yang, online politics editor
Love Boat Memories, Issue 12
Rising Sons, Issue 22
Sex Education, Issue 16

Cynthia Brothers, blog editor
Real Vietnamese American Housewives of Orange County: a.k.a. My Mom and Her Friends, March 30, 2012
'Talk'ing Back: The Problematic Inclusion of Asian Americans in John Derbyshire's Racist Essay, April 11, 2012
The NYPD and the Surveillance of Muslim Americans, March 13, 2011

Cathlin Goulding, books editor
Shifting Identities, Issue 13
True Rock of Ages, Issue 22
Make Magazine, Issue 22

Lisa Wong Macabasco, editor in chief
Spice War, Issue 17
Seeking the Perfect Body, Issue 21
Who Needs Cooking Lessons?, Issue 21

Gloria Kim, deputy managing editor
Motherhood Rooted, Issue 23
Choice Made, Issue 20
Suturing Self, Issue 23

Nicole Wong, contributing editor
Mani-Pedis Go Green, Issue 18
Back to the Future of Farming, Issue 22
Make Magazine, Issue 22: “I really wanted to start a zine after reading that sidebar on how to make a zine!”

Melissa Hung, founding editor
The Wisdom of a Fool, Issue 7
Girl, Interrupted, Issue 8
Piano, Forte, March 19, 2012 

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Lisa Wong Macabasco

Former Editor in chief

Lisa Wong Macabasco joined Hyphen in 2006; she has worked as the magazine's features editor, managing editor, and editor in chief. She has written for Mother Jones, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, AsianWeek, Audrey, Filipinas and ColorLines’ RaceWire. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and co-founded the National Asian American Student Conference. She was formerly an editor at AsianWeek newspaper and an editor in the marketing department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.