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Ky-Phong Tran
Ky-Phong Tran and his family fled to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War–-his mother six months pregnant with him at the time. Raised on the North Side of Long Beach, California, he holds an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MFA from UC Riverside. His honors include a national New America Media award and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Orange County Register, the OC Weekly, Hyphen Magazine, and the anthology Dismantle. For more info, visit

Entries by Ky-Phong Tran

Why Fresh Off the Boat Matters

(8) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 9:26 AM

Last Wednesday, Asian America had a nationwide house party/orgasm after the two-episode debut of ABC's new sit-com Fresh Off the Boat, which is based on chef and author Eddie Huang's childhood move to Orlando, Florida.

We gathered for public viewings in New York and Los Angeles. We texted until our...

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Rolling Stone Cover: The Dark Side of the Media Moon

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2013 | 12:21 PM


The August 1 issue of Rolling Stone magazine will feature Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two accused Boston Marathon bombers. The story inside is about him.

The controversial cover -- where the doe-eyed Chechen-American stares longingly into the camera like the front...

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