Here are a couple of things I’ve written recently:
New Music from South Korea — The Guardian
This is a column I’m writing for The Guardian on their new global music series. The blog showcases music from all over the world, and I’ll be writing about new songs from the K-pop scene. I recently featured tracks from IU, Seungri, and Lim Kim.
‘Asian Eye’ Surgery and Media Racism — The Atlantic
Julie Chen admitted on “The Talk” that she got plastic surgery on her eyes in order to advance her career, and I wrote about how harmful it was for her colleagues to have reacted so positively to her admission. Their “you go girl!” stance just reinforces Chen’s own fears about how she was “lacking” physically before her surgery.
Talking Noodles, Gender, and China with Jen Lin-Liu — China Daily USA
Author Jen Lin-Liu wrote in her latest book On the Noodle Road about traveling along the Silk Road in pursuit of the origins of the noodle, and I talked to her about her experiences.
It’s been a panda-ful year — China Daily USA
A piece I did on the panda’s haters. Lots of people think the panda attracts more attention (and funding) than their rate of survivability deserves, but as much as they hate them, the truth is pandas earn zoos big bucks for the institutions they visit.