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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

The group Asian Media Watch is circulating an open letter to Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone protesting what it says is racially derogatory programming on MTV and Comedy Central. The shows in question are Drawn Together, The Colbert Report and The Surreal Life on VH1.
Harry Mok | December 30, 2005 - 10:45am
kinda-ramen-600w.jpg Maintaining culture through language is important, but maybe a translation would be better in this case.
Seng Chen | December 27, 2005 - 1:01am
Yesterday I injured myself snowboarding. It wasn't one of those, ‘There’s a tree in front of me, I’d better turn. Hmm, I’m not turning. Oh, now I’m crashing.’ mistakes where you get to dread the possible consequences and visualize your impact before it happens; it was more like, ‘Whuh? Oh, crap.’ where you realize the moment you're about to be launched in the air that you can’t do anything but relax and experience the consequences of your lack of foresight. It’s hard to say whether it was my left foot that stayed in place while everything else twisted around it or whether the rotations were shared equally as my left foot headed clockwise while my left leg, right leg, right foot, upper body and snowboard turned counterclockwise; regardless, the end result was the same: my left ankle was not feeling so good. Snowboard boots provide excellent compression, however, so I stuck it out on the hill for a few more runs. SunPeaks_20051220-03.jpg Excellent visibility near the top of the hill
Seng Chen | December 24, 2005 - 1:00am

Hullo. Hopefully some groggy, post-holiday blog readers snapped to attention on that one.

Sale. Yup, once a year (and once a year only!) Hyphen reduces our online subscription rates. From the standard $18 for 4 issues (which is already so cheap, we make no money off of it once you cover printing & postage), to $15 (which is actually less than our barest costs of production).

erin K Ninh | December 20, 2005 - 12:14pm
Here's a Japanese review on Memoirs of a Geisha. The writer seems annoyed at what she calls the "kitschy oriental cliches" Unfortunately, the whole thing reeks of a souvenir shop extravaganza, like they upended the shelves of Oriental Bazaar right onto the streets. How about some cliches about Asian women? This story looks at the stereotypes that are perpetuated in the film. Hollywood loves a stereotype or two. Has anyone seen this thing yet? Can you explain to me why the print ad shows a blue-eyed geisha?
Melissa Hung | December 17, 2005 - 6:41pm
littleindia.jpgapron.jpgrealkidz.jpgbumperboy.jpg Photos by Seng Chen Hyphen Holiday Gift Guide Goods made by Asian Americans If you’re anything like us, you’re a last-minute gift shopper. Good thing shopping now is as easy as pointing and clicking. (Let’s say it all together now: What did we do before the Internet?) Need some last-minute ideas? Hyphen’s here to help. Our first piece of advice? Stay away from the malls. Instead, find that one-of-a-kind present from an independent designer, artist or small business. Throughout the year, Hyphen brings you creative goods in Take Out, our products section. Not only are these items unique, but they are all made by Asian Americans. Here’s some of the items we’ve covered in past issues, as well as some new ones. Now go out there and stuff some stockings.
Melissa Hung | December 16, 2005 - 11:14am
New Yorkers, the Grace Lee Project opened last night at the Film Forum in New York. If you missed it on the film festival circuit last year, you should check it out! I've been a fan of Grace Lee's work since programming one of her short films in my own little film festival in Houston. The subject for this film is a seemingly simple one. Grace interviews a bunch of other women named Grace Lee, creating a thoughtful and funny exploration of the identity of Asian American women. But don't take my word for it. Here's a New York Times review by Stephen Holden.
Melissa Hung | December 15, 2005 - 11:00am
Hi everyone! Fellow Hyphen staffers have probably noticed I've been MIA at meetings and events for a little bit. Sorry about that, guys. Contrary to what you might think, I haven't just been sitting on my ass doing nothing :) One of my very best friends, Taylor Pham, is an AMAZING make-up artist, and I've been helping her implement an e-commerce website featuring a brand new line of luxury cosmetics and accessories designed exclusively to enhance the natural beauty of Asian women. Taylor's work has been featured in Modern Bride, San Franciso Magazine, Audrey magazine, Today's Bride, and the Knot (to name a few). Check out her portfolio at facesbytaylor.com.
mnguyen | December 15, 2005 - 1:05am

SAM magazine, which we wrote about in Issue 7, is celebrating its first issue with a launch party Saturday in San Francisco.
Harry Mok | December 14, 2005 - 9:29am
Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday! What a great turnout! Hope y'all had fun and learned a new factoid or two. Special thanks to Bernice Yee, Paul Cruz and John Liau who made this event happen.
Melissa Hung | December 12, 2005 - 4:01pm
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