SUKJONG HONG

Writing

New Republic – Oct. 5, 2016
How Could Anyone Think Mail-Order Brides Are Funny? NBC’s aborted comedy about a purchased Filipina bride exposes the depths of the entertainment industry’s cultural blindness.

New Republic – Sept. 1, 2016
Will Anyone Stop Rodrigo Duterte? The new president of the Philippines is behind an anti-drug campaign that has claimed nearly 2,500 lives. And he’s just getting started.

New Republic – Aug. 21, 2016
The Heinous Olympification of Seoul
:
The 1988 Summer Games set the template for the “neurotic” model of economic development that has plagued Rio and other Olympic cities.

New Republic – June 14, 2016
Can Half a Good House Become a Home?
Alejandro Aravena, the winner of architecture’s Pritzker Prize, has sparked a debate about how to best shelter the global poor

New Republic – March 29, 2016
The Problem with Designing Trump’s Border Wall:
An online competition spurred by his proposal has launched a fierce debate among architects and border communities

Korea Exposé – Feb. 2, 2016 (Illustrated op-ed)
The Comfort Women Deal Between South Korea and Japan
: Six Alternative Views
In Korean (Thanks to NewsPro -한국어로 읽기): 한일 간 “위안부 합의”: 6개의 다른 시각

Huffington Post World Post/ Huffington Post Korea – Dec. 22, 2015
Family of Korean Farmer Critical Injured at Mass Protest Speaks Out.
In Korean (한국어로 읽기): “아버지는 농민으로서 할 말이 있었다” | 백남기씨 딸 백도라지씨 인터뷰.”

Fusion News – Aug. 24, 2015 (Graphic journalism)
‘This only happened because people organized.’
Nail salon workers speak out after NYT exposé
In Korean (한국어로 읽기): 뉴욕타임스 보도 그 후: 뉴욕 시 네일 살롱 근로자가 직접 전하는 이야기

Al Jazeera America – Jan. 15, 2015
Court Dissolution of Left-Wing Party in South Korea Raises Alarm

Architect’s Newspaper – Jan. 14, 2015
Review: Architecture of Unrealized Potential

Gothamist – June 17, 2014
Workers At Kum Gang San Allegedly Forced To “Volunteer” As Farm Laborers & Beg For Forgiveness
* Best of Gothamist 2014 feature

Al Jazeera America – Jan. 13, 2014
Doing all right?’ Protest Spreads in South Korea

Racialicious / Hyphen Magazine – Sept. 18, 2013
“Half of Asian American NYC Teens Bullied in School, New Report Finds”

The Feminist Wire – – Aug. 19, 2013
“Yale’s Response to Campus Rape is Not Enough

Cinevue (Magazine of Asian Cinevision, ACV) – March 2013
Locked Out at 81 Bowery: The Fight For Home Continues

Open City Magazine (select pieces)

“Election Day in Flushing, Queens: From the DREAM Voter to the Poll Worker’s Dream of Decent Work.” Jan. 24, 2013.

“New York Post Subway Photo: Is Ki Suk Han’s Last Moment Just Another Cheap Thrill?”  Dec. 7, 2012.

“Left in the Dark: Inside the Buildings of Chinatown After Hurricane Sandy”  Nov. 27, 2012 (+ILLUSTRATIONS)

“Hurricane Sandy: The Storm’s Impact on Immigrant Workers and Organizations”   Nov. 1, 2012.

“Walmart in Los Angeles’ Chinatown: How the Retail Behemoth’s Bid to Establish Its Footing Downtown is Raising Questions About the Future of Chinatown and the City as a Whole.”  Aug. 29, 2012.

“Beyond the Horse Dance: Viral Vid ‘Gangnam Style’ Critiques Korea’s Extreme Inequality”  Aug. 24, 2012.

“‘We Are Not Illegal’: Flushing DREAMers on Obama’s Deferred Action announcement and dropping the I-word.” July 10, 2012. (+ILLUSTRATIONS)

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