Mastodon gained 70,000 users after Musk’s Twitter takeover. I joined them

The Guardian, November 2, 2022

The AI startup erasing call center worker accents: is it fighting bias – or perpetuating it?

The Guardian, August 24, 2022

Can ‘chief vibes officers’ keep things positive amid the crypto collapse?

The Guardian, July 8, 2022

Jay-Z’s bitcoin school met with skepticism in his former housing project: ‘I don’t have money to be losing’

The Guardian, June 17, 2022

‘This can’t be real’: Grubhub promotion turns New York City restaurants into a ‘war zone’

The Guardian, May 19, 2022

What did i just buy? I tried to use New York’s first NFT vending machine

The Guardian, February 28, 2022

E-bike batteries are catching on fire way too often

Curbed (New York Magazine), January 25, 2022



How delivery workers won their first charging hub

Curbed (New York Magazine), October 7, 2022

Gig workers of the world are uniting

The NationJune 1, 2021

The workers who sued Uber and won

Dissent Magazine, May 5, 2021

What Nomadland gets wrong about gig labor

Vulture (New York Magazine), February 22, 2021

Can American labor survive Prop 22?

The Nation, November 20, 2020

I am a New York food courier. Right now, it’s worse than you think

The Guardian, April 3, 2020


Built environment

The crumbling building where no one claims to be the landlord

Curbed, December 8, 2022

What happens when you house more than 1,000 refugees on a cruise ship?

Curbed, November 18, 2022

‘We have to make ourselves seen’: the New York rent strikers fighting eviction

The Guardian, February 9, 2022

Mold, leaks, rot: How Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project went horribly wrong

The Guardian, February 3, 2022

I visited Donald Trump’s state park and it’s not a park

The Guardian, September 29, 2020



‘The worst it’s ever been’: mysterious Adderall shortage puts ADHD patients at risk

The Guardian, January 30, 2023

Rising costs, therapist shortages: Gen Z struggles to afford mental health care

The Guardian, September 21, 2022

Free US school lunches were a dream come true. Now, a hunger crisis looms for 10 million children

The Guardian, June 4, 2022


Asian America

Does New York’s Chinatown really need an arch?

Curbed (New York Magazine), January 30, 2023

The other New York: how Republicans made ‘shocking’ gains in the empire state

The Guardian, November 28, 2022

They built ‘The Woks of Life’ from home. Now they’re cooking things up from a new one

Dwell, November 15, 2022

Why one Chinatown mini-mall languishes while another thrives

Curbed (New York Magazine), October 31, 2022
Featured in One Great Story, New York Magazine’s reading recommendation newsletter.

Jing Fong couldn’t survive. Will Manhattan’s Chinatown?

The Nation, March 8, 2021



‘Freedom in China is precious’: Tiananmen Square protest veteran salutes new generation

The Guardian, Dec 2, 2022

Hong Kong and neoliberalism

Verso, The China QuestionNovember 2022

Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like

The Guardian, May 12, 2022

In Hong Kong, we thought we had more time

The Nation, January 8, 2021

The unraveling of Thailand’s national myth

The Nation, October 28, 2020

Did US lobbying backfire for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement?

The Nation, September 14, 2020

The infinite heartbreak of loving Hong Kong

The Nation, May 23, 2020
Translated into Chinese for The News Lens. Featured on Apple Daily.

The WHO ignores Taiwan. The world pays the price.

The Nation, April 3, 2020
Translated into Chinese for The News Lens. Featured on Apple Daily.

The left’s role in the Hong Kong uprising

Dissent Magazine, November 27, 2019

Hong Kong’s fight for life

Dissent Magazine, August 8, 2019
One of Dissent’s most-read pieces in 2019. Translated into Chinese for The Owl, German for Der Freitag and Polish for Krytyka Polityczna.



Night in Hong Kong

Dissent Magazine, Spring 2022 issue

Without the human: Jungjin Lee’s Echo

ArtAsiaPacific, July 29, 2019

Issac Lam’s photos are dreamlike tributes to Hong Kong youth culture

Still / Loud, February 16, 2019

Review: Rinko Kawauchi’s Halo

ArtAsiaPacific, November 3, 2017

Mysteries along the Hong Kong-China border

Still / Loud, August 6, 2017

Review: Ho Fan, Portrait of Hong Kong

ArtAsiaPacific, June 27 2017

To live this freely: in memory of Ren Hang

Still / Loud, March 4, 2017
Translated into Chinese for Initium.