There are more than 245 Asian Pacific Islander Americans running for office this year, the most ever, according to the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. I highlighted some of the candidates and races in a story for the Center for Asian American Media’s blog.
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.
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.
With David Chiu joining the fray, San Francisco has three Asian Americans running for mayor, perhaps the most APA mayoral candidates for any American city outside of Hawaii.
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 […]
The “Asian Power” headline from theÂ Â San Francisco Examiner encapsulates what’s happening in politics for Asian Americans, especially in San Francisco, where Ed Lee is about to become the first Asian American mayor.
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 […]
Interesting tidbit from a New York Times story about a study of interracial college roommates: Those who roomed with Asian Americans became more prejudiced. The Times article focused mostly on black-white relationships but this paragraph caught my eye: Several studies have shown that living with a roommate of a different race changes studentsâ€™ attitudes. One, […]