Banana Writers interviews me about Hyphen magazine

I had a chance to reflect on my time at Hyphen magazine after Banana Writers, a website for Asian authors, contacted me to do a Q&A. Mostly I was asked about being part of a grassroots effort to publish a magazine. Answering the questions got me thinking about the hard work and long hours. But, […]

Adjusting to multimedia, cameras and microphones

As someone with roots in print media, I got a kick out of this photo when I came across it on the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory website. It was taken when my University of California colleague Nick Strayer and I were videotaping interviews at the NASA Ames Research Center last May.

Add Bruce Lee to list of porn parodies

I blogged at Hyphen magazine about  a Bruce Lee porn parody that’s being produced. And while the pop icon probably is turning in his grave over being immortalized in an adult movie, the prospect does raise issues of race, sex and stereotypes, particularly of Asian American men. “Bruce Lee XXX: A Porn Parody” stars Keni […]

Hyphen Inside/Out Issue hits the streets

Mr. Hyphen Pahole Sookkasikon wants you to take a sneak peek at The Inside/Out Issue of Hyphen, with him on the cover, which is now posted on the Hyphen site. The print edition is on its way to  subscribers and  newsstands, and the Hyphen staff is gearing up for our next issue, due out in August.

Food section debuts in Hyphen Inside/Out Issue

Food and Asian Americans are irrevocably linked. Much of this is due to  chop suey imagery forged by the likes of  TV chef Martin Yan or the perceived exoticness of Asian food and the explosion of fusion cuisine. Because of this, many of the stereotypes about Asian Americans come from food. It’s one of the reasons Founding […]