Tech

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

 

Labor

How delivery workers won their first charging hub

Curbed (New York Magazine), October 7, 2022

How Microsoft’s union agreement could shape the rest of the tech industry

FastCompany, June 15, 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

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

Curbed, November 18, 2022

‘There had to be somewhere better’: New York criticized for building migrant tents in flood-prone lot

The Guardian, September 28, 2022

‘No more car for me’: will a $23 toll finally rid Manhattan of gridlock?

The Guardian, August 11, 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

 

Asian America

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.

‘The death is too much’: New York’s Little Pakistan gathers aid for flood victims

The Guardian, September 6, 2022

Training the next generation of shop owners is key to Chinatown’s survival

Curbed (New York Magazine), August 5, 2022

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

The Nation, March 8, 2021

 

Asia

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.

 

Art

Night in Hong Kong

Dissent Magazine, Spring 2022 issue

Robin Rhode

Julia Stoschek Collection, February 4, 2021

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.