Census: Asian Americans fastest growing group

Census 2010 data released for California shows that Asian Americans were the fastest growing ethnic or racial group, rising 31.5 percent since 2000 to makeup 12.8 percent of the state’s population. The Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders group rose 23.4 percent. Read the full post at Hyphen magazine’s blog.

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 […]

My face is behind Hyphen

Hyphen is posting a series of Faces Behind Hyphen Q&As with the top editors and directors of the magazine on its blog over the next week or so. Here’s mine. The others are: Publisher Lisa Lee Blog editor erin Khue Ninh UPDATE Here are some more Faces Behind Hyphen: Web Director Sean Aquino Managing Editor […]

Racial undercurrent to attacks on Asian Americans

The death of Tian Sheng Yu after a senseless beating on an Oakland, CA, street has brought up the issue of racial tensions between Asian Americans and African Americans (the suspects in the attack are black). Yu died Tuesday after he was knocked to the ground Friday and never regained consciousness.

Deborah Gibson in love scene with Asian guy

“Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus“: the title alone should have kept me away, but flipping through the channels to SyFy, my curiosity was piqued when I saw that it starred 80s teen sensation Debbie Gibson (who’s all grown up and goes by Deborah now). I started watching and lo and behold, before I knew it, […]

Get the Asian Flush? Rice may be causing it

That red-faced glow many Asians get when they have a few too many drinks is the result of a genetic mutation that research suggests occurred about the same time farmers began growing rice in China … about 10,000 years ago.

9500 Liberty offers compelling look at immigration debate

For those in urban centers who are insulated from the immigration debate, 9500 Liberty offers revealing view of the contentious battle going on elsewhere in the country. The documentary film, produced by Eric Byler and Annabel Park, chronicles what happened in Prince William County, VA, after a law was passed in 2007 requiring police officers […]