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, […]
After four years as editor in chief of Hyphen magazine, I announced my retirement in the Editor’s Note of The Survival Issue, which just came out. You can read the Editor’s Note on Hyphen’s website.
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.
8Asians.com put me in its APA Spotlight feature last week. You can read the Q&A on the 8Asians blog. Some of the insights gleaned about me are that I’m no good in math, and I like dim sum.
I blogged at Hyphen magazine about Â 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 […]
Aly Morita contacted me the other day about publicizing her call for a boycott of the remake of theÂ Karate Kid, saying itâ€™s another example of Hollywood perpetuating stereotypes about Asian Americans.
The new “Hawaii Five-0,” with Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, will feature two of the most high-profile roles for Asian Americans on TV this fall.
ABC hasÂ Â canceled “Flash Forward,” theÂ Â sci-fi show that starred John Cho in one of the most visible televison roles for an Asian American actor in recent years.
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 toÂ Â subscribers andÂ Â newsstands, and the Hyphen staff is gearing up for our next issue, due out in August.
Food and Asian Americans are irrevocably linked. Much of this is due toÂ Â chop suey imagery forged by the likes ofÂ Â 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 […]