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Community organizer Sean Miura lets us in on why he decided to compete, what it takes to win, and his plans for the future as 2013's Mr. Hyphen.

Sean Miura | October 4, 2013 - 2:06pm

Guest contributor Simran Kaur of the Sikh Coalition reflects on the recent attack on Prabhjot Singh, and why it presents a critical opportunity to shift the current climate of fear and violence.

Simran Kaur | October 3, 2013 - 11:31am


We're already planning what to imbibe this Saturday, October 5 at Tonic Bar with special bartenders, Mr. Hyphen 2013 Sean Miura, and finalists Miguel N. Abad, Nino Pierre-Galang. Test out these Hyphen themed recipes at home or join us this Saturday. Buy drinks, tip your bartender and help raise money for the 2014 Mr. Hyphen winning prize of $1,000 to a non-profit organization. 

Hyphen Events | October 1, 2013 - 7:55pm

Kollaboration New York, celebrating its eighth year in the city, went down at NYU on Saturday. Here're some notes from the night as captured by a weary blogger who suddenly felt very, very old.

Mic Nguyen | September 30, 2013 - 2:32pm
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Today's NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders may be an opportunity to bring about change. Ling Woo Liu of Asian Americans Advancing Justice is one of several voices advocating to get rid of the Redskins' name.

September 29, 2013 - 8:00am


Heroism defines much of what happens in comic books. But the lines between hero and villain may depend on who tells the story.

Jee Yoon Lee | September 26, 2013 - 12:02pm

Miss Saigon is a musical about Vietnamese women, who are all victims in need of rescue from the Third World. It is a musical about the inherent goodness of flawed white men. Vietnamese men are all abusive, sexist assholes who are so small they can’t even expand to fit into two dimensions. Also, mixed race orphans will have it better in America but that goes without saying. The play is also, supposedly, about the Vietnam War.

Bao Phi | September 24, 2013 - 10:40am

Despite New York City's Department of Ed regulations, bias-based bullying is still a far too common experience for Asian American students.

Sukjong Hong | September 23, 2013 - 12:49pm

Last week, over 100 women -- including undocumented women, students, faith leaders, labor leaders, and grandmothers -- were arrested in DC in the largest women-lead protest for humane immigration reform.

Nadia Hussain | September 20, 2013 - 2:07pm

Misogyny, racism, and narcissism = a very bad mix.

Jenny Lee | September 20, 2013 - 7:59am
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