Hyphen writers Victoria Yue and Mic Nguyen take a look at the disproportionate number of Asian Americans on Yelp as compared to the general population. Based in Chicago, Victoria is addicted to random personal anecdotes and Red Mango’s discontinued Tangonium yogurt. Michael lives and writes in Brooklyn, and is championing a new food pyramid in which every step is pizza.
It was curiously fun, and now they’re both hungry.
Venezuelan-born, US college grad Manolo Lem faces deportation along with his parents -- restaurant owners in Shelbyville, TN -- who are originally from China. Manolo has been in the United States since the age of 2 and his brother Vincent is an American citizen.
J-Gators, a collaboration of students at the University of Florida, is raising funds for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan with 100 percent of profits from t-shirt sales going to the Hope for Japan Relief Fund. Their goal is to raise at least $5000 within a flexible deadline (the next 2-3 weeks).
A few months ago fellow hyphenator Nina Fallenbaum told me about the upcoming National Conference on Media Reform in Boston. Once upon a time, before her Hyphen days, she attended. Now I am, and so is Hyphen.
Look, I'm as sick of measuring how "offensive" things are as anyone else. So it was nice to get a moment of levity from 30 Rock's Jenna Maroney, arguably a close second in the Out of Touch with Reality contest to Tracy Morgan's Tracy Jordan.
In light of the Akira casting controversy last week, perhaps some may enjoy sampling the tastier news of Showtime picking up the script for Chew, a quirky comic book series featuring Chinese American police detective Tony Chu, as a half-hour TV series.
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