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Thien-Kim Lam’s story, “Pho for Two” is the winner of Hyphen magazine’s Erotic Writing Contest. Teresa Lo, author of...
Thien-Kim Lam | Tue, Feb 11th- 1:06pm | Books Section

In Hyphen’s last issue, books editor Abigail Licad posed a question: Can Asian American lit get its sexy back? We asked and we...
Cathlin Goulding | Mon, Dec 16th- 2:31pm | Books Section

Introducing The Hyphen Reader, a brand new literary initiative from Hyphen!

Karissa Chen | Sun, Jan 5th- 5:42pm | Books, fiction, Literature, Poetry, poetry, The Hyphen Reader, Books Section


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 | Sun, Sep 29th- 1:04pm | Boxers and Saints, Gene Luen Yang, Books Section, Comics, Reviews

"Motherfuckers think Philippine history is not worth knowing. That’s why they ask those questions. But even Filipinos ask that question, and that is alarming."

Laurel Fantauzzo | Mon, Sep 16th- 6:09am | Gina Apostol, Gun Dealer's Daughter, Books Section, Fiction, Profiles

Although you really want to hate and slap the yellow out of Mr. Leu, you also can’t help but be somewhat impressed.

Abigail Licad | Fri, Sep 13th- 2:35am | Berating Others on Your Way to a Lifetime of Happiness, Kevin Leu, Books Section, Reviews, Sex

Apology may be a first novel, but it suffers from none of the usual first novel flaws such as fuzzy characterizations or hurried plots that feel like an editor rushed a manuscript to publication.

Sabina Chen | Thu, Aug 22nd- 8:14am | Apology, Jon Pineda, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

The mission of the Pink Gang is to help “equality and justice for women, the lower castes, and the poor.”

Andrea Kim Taylor | Thu, Aug 15th- 6:26am | Activism, Books Section, Reviews

Three Years and Eight Months introduces young readers to the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II through the eyes of Choi, a young boy who sees his family torn apart by war.

Andrea Kim Taylor | Thu, Aug 1st- 3:42am | Icy Smith, Jennifer Kindert, Three Years and Eight Months, Books Section, Reviews

The stories in the collection display this contradiction between the old and new worlds, and of how America and views about America both bind and destroy families.

Noah Cho | Thu, Jul 25th- 5:11am | andrew lam, Birds of Paradise Lost, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

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