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Article: Court dissolution of left-wing party in South Korea raises alarm

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about some unprecedented developments in South Korean politics that raise questions about the health of its democracy & freedom of speech and … Continue reading

January 15, 2015

Beauty In Her Own Words: Hair Salon art project in Queens

Woodside, Queens. All along the Roosevelt Avenue, in the shadow of the elevated 7 train, hair salons have proliferated and held space for decades. Mostly run by immigrant women and … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Original Feature for Gothamist: Workers at Kum Gang San Allegedly Forced to “Volunteer” as Farm Laborers & Beg for Forgiveness

I wrote a feature article for Gothamist about a wage theft lawsuit and a history of labor violations at Kum Gang San restaurant in Manhattan and Flushing. UPDATE: Someone translated … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Locked Out at 81 Bowery” – Chinatown Doc/Film Review up at Cinevue

I wrote about two short films for Asian Cinevision’s CineVue in the aftermath of a raid at 81 Bowery, an SRO (single-room occupancy) residence in Manhattan’s Chinatown, that left many … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Doing all right?’ protest spreads in South Korea- for Al Jazeera America

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about South Korea’s 안녕들하십니까 poster movement and how it may signal a resurgent interest in politics by the young generation and those … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creative Conversation w/artist Kameelah Rasheed

Artist Kameelah Rasheed and I had a conversation about our artistic process. For the most part, it was about the emancipatory potential of science fiction and haunting. Over the course … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Half of Asian-American Teens Bullied in NYC Schools (Racialicious/Hyphen)

No one promises junior high school will be easy. But for Pawanpreet Singh, a tall and mild-mannered Sikh-American teenager, junior high was overshadowed with the memories of classmates calling him … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Open City Reading + Vids @ Pageturner Fest (AAWW)

On Oct. 5th, at the AAWW Page Turner Fest, I read from pieces I wrote for Open City, along with fellows Rishi Nath and Anelise Chen. We also presented videos … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Renters’ Archive: Bed-Stuy Edition

Through the Laundromat Project’s Create Change fellowship, I worked with four other fellows and artist Adeola Enigbokan to present The Renters’ Archive: Bed-Stuy Edition, a series of interactive, artist-led workshops … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Road to Freedom Village – in Triple Canopy Magazine

An essay about the DMZ dividing the two Koreas, and its role in the theatrical display of aggression and reconciliation between the two countries. Triple Canopy Magazine, Issue 8. Excerpt: … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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