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Child Labor of Love: Or, Growing Up in the Store

Greetings on MLK Day from SOV… Child Labor of Love: Or, Growing Up in the Store (Part II of Good Hair People) To continue: the prominence of Koreans and Korean-Americans in the Hair and Ethnic Beauty Supply industry is a hugely complicated… (READ MORE)

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Good Hair People Selling Good Hair to People

An Introduction Some version of this face greets me every time I go back to my hometown (나의 살던 고향은 털 피는 시골…). She’s usually perched somewhere in the garage, atop a stack of boxes filled with tightly packed wigs,… (READ MORE)

Amit Majmudar: Am I an ‘Immigrant Writer’? – NYTimes.com

Am I an ‘Immigrant Writer’? – NYTimes.com. I learned recently, to my surprise, that I had written a novel about the immigrant experience. The novel I thought I’d written was simply about a mother and daughter, but the inside flap… (READ MORE)

LA Kalbi is as Korean as Ktown

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown S01E02 Koreatown Los Angeles – YouTube. I don’t know how long they’ll keep this available, but here’s the L.A. Koreatown episode of Anthony Bourdain’s new show, Parts Unknown. Bourdain’s guides to Ktown are two “bad Koreans”:… (READ MORE)

Dari Project Book Launch (via @iamkoreanamerican

I Am Korean American Blog • Dari Project Book Launch! On May 2, Dari Project will release the first bilingual publication of personal narratives and artwork by LGBTQ Korean Americans. Written in the tongue of two languages, Dari’s revolutionary and monumental collection… (READ MORE)

The Best Cure for Yellow Fever? Date an Asian. « Giant Robot

The Best Cure for Yellow Fever? Date an Asian. « Giant Robot. More and deeper thoughts on Yellow Fever, They’re All So Beautiful, and Seeking Asian Female from Anne in her interview with Giant Robot. GR: People are either blissfully proud of having “yellow… (READ MORE)

Han in America

I generally shy away from the idea of han, that ever-present all-encompassing feeling of suffering and repressed rage often used to describe the Korean psyche. The exclusive claim to a collective sentiment makes me uncomfortable, especially when it’s used to… (READ MORE)

The Worst Pickup Line is Not ‘Ni Hao’ | They’re All So Beautiful

Read Anne‘s introduction to the web forum/multi-media project on race and dating They’re All So Beautiful and add your own favorite complimentary slur/attempt to be sensitive. The Worst Pickup Line is Not ‘Ni Hao’ | They’re All So Beautiful.  

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