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

Fashion statement. Political manifesto.

Mic Nguyen | March 25, 2014 - 10:12am

14-year-old California student Jason Fong shares how he personally benefits from student body diversity -- and why he supports SCA5 and other affirmative action measures.

Hyphen | March 24, 2014 - 9:33am

Need free legal advice? Eugene Ryu and KABANC can help.

Abigail Licad | March 18, 2014 - 9:16am

Meera Menon's Farah Goes Bang explores culture, sex, and political activism among road-tripping presidential campaign volunteers. 

So Yun Um | March 13, 2014 - 3:48pm

An ordinary college-aged underpaid sushi busboy finds himself landing in extraordinary situations in Fred Chao's latest graphic novel.

Jerry Dear | March 13, 2014 - 12:38pm

In Family Ingredients, chefs Ed Kenney and Alan Wong introduce viewers to the origins of multiethnic Hawai'ian cuisine.

Jeeae Chang | March 13, 2014 - 10:41am

"Each year in Hawai`i, as part of a familiar rite of spring, all eyes turn toward Hilo, and the Merrie Monarch Festival, where for one week the sleepy town awakens to an annual celebration of Hawaiian culture and the art of hula..."

Lauren Shiraishi | March 13, 2014 - 10:24am

It's always a victory to see more of our stories being told on television. So who should we rely on to bring more of those stories into the fold?

Theresa Celebran Jones | March 12, 2014 - 12:32pm

Get ready for this year's CAAMFest, screening March 14-24th in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.

Noah Cho | March 7, 2014 - 2:01pm
DAGURREOTYPE 
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A child waits upon the sea. 
He cannot explain how the water became 
an endless field of bamboo, 
banana leaves, rolling wild grass and fern. 
Only that one night the moon was bright 
enough to break his sleep. 
Beneath that light, his mother became an ibis; 
his father and brother, two tiger shrikes. 
Sister, a laughing thrush. 
They flew into the moonlight, the sea-reefs’ 
branches of water, 
the unceasing waves of leaves. 
!
Oarless and alone, the boy 
learned the leaves 
could power his boat with song. 
They sang of creatures of the swamp, of killing 
fields and hills of poisoned trees. 
!
The leaves carried the boy to sanctuary, 
where he kept their songs and taught himself to sing. 
He sang to ibis, shrike, and thrush, 
songs of children who could grow wings, songs 
that could conjure galaxies 
within the bowls of lotus leaves, become 
butterflies in his mouth. He sang to 
the infinity he found: billowing grass, 
fronds of ferns, the quicksilver of the moon.This

For this month's Hyphen Lit installment, we're excited to post a couple new lush and lyrical poems.

Michelle Peñaloza | March 5, 2014 - 6:36pm
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