Category Archives: pop culture

Next on visualizAsian: Meet Lisa Lee & Harry Mok, publisher & editor of Hyphen magazine

We’ve scheduled one more visualizAsian call before the end of the year, with publisher Lisa Lee and editor-in-chief Harry Mok of Hyphen magazine! If you’re not familiar with Hyphen, it’s the 7-and-a-half-year-old magazine that offers, as it says on the cover, “Asian America Unabridged.” It’s not only a fine, high-quality publication featuring strong writing and […]

Martha Stewart needs etiquette lessons for asking an Asian American, “Where do you come from?”

A reader named Robin, who is Japanese American and born in Iowa and bakes apple pies, sent me this email: “I was wincing yesterday when Martha Stewart asked an asian american woman in the audience (Sumi somethingorother, who baked an apple pie for Martha’s contest) “Where are you from?” and the woman said with no […]