Cover Photo: Photograph by Olivier Ortelpa/Flickr
War of the Worlds à la Française: On Protest Culture in France

France is famous for its commitment to authority and order, but every so often the top blows off the mountain and you’re left with a volcanic cauldron of revolution.

Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
How Rachel Khong Built The Ruby, a Coworking Community for San Francisco Creatives

“How can we lessen everyone’s burden and give ourselves more time to work on what matters to us?”

May 16, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Phillip Pessar/Flickr
How a Baseball Team Helped Me Make Peace with My Home State

People will tell you the Marlins suck, that no one likes the Marlins. “Marlins fans?” they’ll joke, because everyone knows that Marlins fans don’t exist. Except they do, we do.

May 15, 2019

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Cover Photo: Illustration by Shing Yin Khor for Catapult
Your Hipster Kimchi Could Never
A column about why I love kimchi (hint: it’s not the beneficial probiotic cultures).
Feb 11, 2019
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“The Community Is Hurting”: Why We Need to Talk About Colorism and Bias in Asian American Communities
It feels jarring to deal with “model minority” stereotypes in non-Asian American spaces while facing negative stereotypes within some Asian ones.
May 02, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Speak of the Dead: Seeking the Stories of My Refugee Family
The first generation of refugees have the power of selective memory. Children like me learned early to tiptoe around our families and their traumas.
May 08, 2019
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When My Daughter and I Moved in with My Parents, Making Ice Cream Brought Us Together
Do other people ascribe “luck” to objects? I wondered. Wouldn’t it be far better to finally use this kitchen appliance and truly love it?
May 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from 'Star Trek: Discovery'/CBS
On Star Trek: Discovery’s Philippa Georgiou and How We Turn Our Mothers into Villains
I blamed my mother for so many things, but I blamed her especially for being a mere mortal when what I really needed was a supreme, supernaturally benevolent being.
May 13, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from ‘Notting Hill’/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
Watching ‘Notting Hill’ and Wanting to Be Julia
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to overlook certain aspects of her appearance.
May 07, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Anura Peiris/Flickr
Boys into Men, and Men into Monsters, While I Am Home With the Girls
When you disappeared, three nights ago, I told them you were up north, visiting your mother. Why should I tell them different?
May 10, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
A Packing List for the End of the World
I decide to put the plant in the ground the next time we stop, to insist that something I’ve loved will survive me.
May 03, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Thomas Korte/Flickr; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
Tumblr vs. Democracy
They tell me that my new job is to chisel a deep and lasting crack into the foundation of American democracy.
Apr 26, 2019