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Essays & Articles

History (The History Channel)


“How Asian Americans United to Free a Wrongfully Convicted Prisoner from Death Row.” History, May 18, 2022.

“10 Asian Americans from Hollywood’s Golden Age.” History, May 3, 2022. 

"Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month." History, April 6, 2022.

Good Housekeeping


“Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.” Good Housekeeping, May 1, 2023.  

“12 Actors and Celebrities Who are Pacific Islander.” Good Housekeeping, April 26, 2023. 


“Understanding What the Term AAPI—Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders—Means.” Good Housekeeping, March 28, 2023. 


“15 Best Podcasts from AAPI Creators to Add to your List.” Good Housekeeping, March 24, 2023. 


“35 Best Korean Movies to Stream in 2023.” Good Housekeeping, March 24, 2023.

“5 Best Mahjong Sets, Including Chinese and American Versions.” Good Housekeeping, February 3, 2023. 


“100 Best Lunar New Year Greetings and Wishes for Luck and Prosperity.” Good Housekeeping, January 20, 2023. 


“10 Lucky Foods to Eat at Your Chinese New Year Feast.” Good Housekeeping, January 20, 2023. 


“Lunar New Year Traditions and Customs from Around the World.” Good Housekeeping, January 20, 2023. 

“15 Common Languages That are Spoken in Asia.” Good Housekeeping, May 1, 2022. 


“Exploring Lunar New Year’s Traditions, Customs and Dishes.” Good Housekeeping, January 27, 2022. 


“The Best Films on Netflix that Celebrate the Phenomenal Scope of Asian Cinema.” Good Housekeeping, October 8, 2021. 


“16 Super Delicious (and Easy) Asian Food Recipes.” Good Housekeeping, April 6, 2021. 


“32 Black-Owned Clothing Brands to Shop Online Now.” Good Housekeeping, December 29, 2020. 


“How to Stand in Solidarity with the Asian Community During the Pandemic.” Good Housekeeping, October 13, 2020. 

“What Does Latinx Mean?” Good Housekeeping, September 1, 2020.  


“What Anti-Racism Really Means—And How to Be Anti-Racist.” Good Housekeeping, July 6, 2020. 


Shelterforce (National Housing Institute)

“Is Everything in Your Lease Legal? Quite Possibly Not.” Shelterforce, December 5, 2022. 


“What Are Your Landlord’s Legal Obligations? Depends on Where You Live.” Shelterforce, November 29, 2022. 

“The Debt Trap: How Court Debt Widens the Racial Wealth Gap.” Shelterforce, February 15, 2022. 

“Housing Justice Organizers Don’t Want to Return to ‘Normal.’” Shelterforce, May 5, 2020. 



“Mulan Movie Review: The Live-Action Adaptation Wasn’t What I Expected—But I Still Felt Seen.” Glamour, September 4, 2020. 

“Miscarriage Has Always Been Isolating—Then Came the Pandemic.” Glamour, April 21, 2020. 


“What is IVF? Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Process.” Glamour, April 20, 2020.


“Giving Birth During Coronavirus is Every Woman’s Nightmare.” Glamour, April 1, 2020.


“Getting My Ph.D. Was a Lifelong Goal. Doing it With Postpartum Depression Wasn’t in the Plan.” Glamour, March 31, 2020.


“They Planned Their Dream Wedding. Then Coronavirus Happened.” Glamour, March 9, 2020. 


“Lash Extensions Make Me a Better Mom.” Glamour, June 20, 2019. 


“Would You Take a Job Just For the Fertility Benefits?” Glamour, April 24, 2019.


“Postpartum Depression Made Me Feel Helpless—Women Deserve Better Options.” Glamour, March 25, 2019.


“My Reward for Having a Baby? A $1,000 Gucci Bag.” Glamour, January 7, 2019. 



“The Health Benefits of Celebrating Your Natural Skin Tone.” Shondaland, February 28, 2020. 




“The Top 10 Fertility Myths Millennials Believe.” Romper, November 20, 2020. 

The Oaklandside 


“Meet the stained glass conservator preserving history in Oakland.” The Oaklandside, September 24, 2021. 

“Keenan Norris’ latest novel depicts a near-future dystopian Oakland.” The Oaklandside, June 14, 2021. 


“Local filmmaker points lens at another public health crisis: lead poisoning in Oakland.” Berkeleyside, August 24, 2020. 



“Dance film from Alvin Ailey will ‘give voice’ to those who need to be heard.” Berkeleyside, June 10, 2021. 


“Richard Flanagan, who set latest novel amid raging Tasmanian wildfires, sees Bay Area parallels.” Berkeleyside, June 3, 2021.


“Bearettes dance team’s place in civil rights history gets the spotlight in new film.” Berkeleyside, May 28, 2021.


“Art is backdrop for new Berkeley Symphony video performances.” Berkeleyside, May 21, 2021. 

“Nigel Sussman’s whimsical murals give the community a sense of place.” Berkeleyside, March 8, 2021. 


“The It List” (weekly column, 2020-2021): 


“In Berkeley Hills, artist draws on her German heritage to ‘make the work to remember.’” Berkeleyside, July 24, 2020. 


“Todd Parr has tips for how to soothe families, pass time while on lockdown.” Berkeleyside, April 14, 2020. 


“The pandemic ended his book tour but chef-author David Lebovitz is in ‘good spirits.’” Berkeleyside, April 1, 2020. 


“During a lockdown, local artist calms frayed nerves with sketching classes.” Berkeleyside, March 30, 2020. 


“A ‘Moorish-Tudor fever dream’ is unveiled on Telegraph Avenue.” Berkeleyside, February 24, 2020. 


Art Business Journal (Artrepreneur)


“How Artists Use Pinterest to Market Their Work.” Artrepreneur, 2018. 


Miami Herald 


“A Show of Art: Nick Korniloff explains how Art Miami has thrived over the past 30 years.” Indulge by the Miami Herald, November 23, 2018. 


Miami New Times


“The Ten Best Halloween Events for Kids in Miami.” Miami New Times, October 15, 2019. 


“Punk Meets K-Pop with Korean Band Day6.” Miami New Times, September 11, 2019. 


“Why K-Pop is on Fire.” Miami New Times, April 24, 2019. 


“The Peanut App is Like Bumble for Moms.” Miami New Times, April 24, 2019. 


“The Ten Best Wedding Venues in Miami.” Miami New Times, April 18, 2019. 


“Peppermint Park Opens a Cotton Candy and Froyo Stand at Aventura Mall.” Miami New Times, March 20, 2019. 


“Miami’s Top Five Kid-Friendly Bars.” Miami New Times, March 6, 2019. 


“Vote P!nk for President in 2020.” Miami New Times, February 28, 2019. 


“Miami Needs to Talk About Mental Health.” Miami New Times, February 21, 2019. 


“Brigid Baker Commemorates Victims of the AIDS Crisis in Big Wonder.” Miami New Times, January 17, 2019. 


“ScreenDance Fest Combats Toxic Masculinity Through Dance.” Miami New Times, January 15, 2019. 


“How Mokhtar Alkhanshali Brought Yemeni Coffee to the U.S.” Miami New Times, January 2, 2019. 


“Ten Festive Holiday Events and Activities for Kids in Miami.” Miami New Times, December 12, 2018. 


“Locust Projects Turns 20: Remembering Its Most Memorable Exhibits.” Miami New Times, December 4, 2018. 


“‘Wonder,’ an Exhibit for Kids During Miami Art Week.” Miami New Times, December 3, 2018. 


“Miami Art Week 2018: A Guide to Local Galleries at Art Basel and Satellite Fairs.” Miami New Times, November 28, 2018. 


“Contra-Tiempo Director Ana Maria Alvarez: ‘Joy is a Radical Act.’” Miami New Times, November 15, 2018. 


“Superflex’s “We Are All in the Same Boat” Floods a McDonalds for Community Awareness.” Miami New Times, November 15, 2018. 


“Ill-Abilities Hip Hop Dance Crew Will Move Your Body.” Miami New Times, November 8, 2018. 


“Ten Activist Authors Coming to the Miami Book Fair.” Miami New Times, November 7, 2018. 


“Children’s Film Festival Aims to Reach Kid Viewers ‘at a Pivotal Point in Their Lives.’” Miami New Times, November 1, 2018. 


“Creative Time Summit Brings Artists Together in Miami.” Miami New Times, October 31, 2018. 


“This South Florida Haunted House Stages a Real-Life Horror: Environmental Apocalypse.” Miami New Times, October 23, 2018. 


“The Ten Best Halloween Events for Kids in Miami.” Miami New Times, October 10, 2018. 


“Pose With Neon Polar Bears at Paola Pivi’s Show at the Bass.” Miami New Times, October 9, 2018. 


“Raw Pop Up Brings Interactive Art to Brickell City Centre.” Miami New Times, September 25, 2018. 


“Forward Motion Dance Festival Brings Dancers of All Abilities to the Stage.” Miami New Times, September 24, 2018. 


“Artist Tomas Vu Stages an Apocalypse at Fredric Snitzer Gallery.” Miami New Times, September 14, 2018. 


“Ten Reasons Miamians Should See Crazy Rich Asians.” Miami New Times, August 15, 2018. 


“Hollywood Native Jerry Beck Attempts to Fly the World’s Largest Paper Airplane.” Miami New Times, June 18, 2018. 


“‘Monarchs’ Exhibit at MOCA Interrogates the Borders Between Countries and Cultures.” Miami New Times, June 8, 2018. 


“Glitter Sunscreen Now Exists Thanks to Miami Company Sunshine & Glitter.” Miami New Times, June 7, 2018. 


“I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard Is an Intimate Portrait of Family Dysfunction.” Miami New Times, June 7, 2018. 


“Artist William Kentridge Brings South African Cultural Politics to MOAD.” Miami New Times, May 21, 2018. 


“Bridges Not Walls/Puentes No Muros Fights Trump Through Dance.” Miami New Times, May 17, 2018. 


“ResortPass Lets Locals Lounge at Miami’s Five-Star Hotels Without Booking a Room.” Miami New Times, May 14, 2018. 


“Sh*t Miami Girls Say Creators Release El Podcast.” Miami New Times, May 7, 2018. 


“Warmamas Raises the Voices of Mothers of Deployed Soldiers.” Miami New Times, May 4, 2018. 


“Little Haiti Book Fest Celebrates Miami’s Vibrant Haitian Community.” Miami New Times, April 27, 2018. 


“Medieval Times Orlando’s First Queen is Queer Feminist Burlesque Performer Eveleena Fults.” Miami New Times, April 19, 2018. 


“Camp MetroTown Helps Teens Harness Their Power to Fight Prejudice.” Miami New Times, April 16, 2018. 


“Artist and Activist Niki Lopez Helps Trauma Survivors Through Art.” Miami New Times, April 6, 2018. 


“Top Ten O, Miami Poetry Festival Events to Catch This April.” Miami New Times, April 2, 2018. 


“Olympian Gus Kenworthy Leads Miami Beach’s Tenth Anniversary Parade.” Miami New Times, March 29, 2018. 


“P. Scott Cunningham on O, Miami 2018 and Ya Te Veo.” Miami New Times, March 16, 2018. 


“Aly Raisman on Being a Strong Survivor: “It's OK to Not Be OK.” Miami New Times, March 12, 2018. 


“Sagamore Hotel Celebrates Its Israeli Connections With “Peace 70.” Miami New Times, March 9, 2018. 


“How to Find Joy, According to World Happiness Summit CEO Karen Guggenheim.” Miami New Times, March 7, 2018. 


“ArtSea Festival Combines Art and Science to Inspire Future Ocean Activists.” Miami New Times, March 1, 2018. 


“Monthly Event Series Creator’s Lounge Aims to Help Miami Creators Succeed.” Miami New Times, February 27, 2018. 


“Small Mouth Sounds Brings a Silent Retreat to the Arsht Stage.” Miami New Times, February 21, 2018. 


“Periodically is Miami’s New Party for ‘Girls Who Like Girls.’” Miami New Times, February 13, 2018. 


“Art Wynwood Moves to the Old Miami Herald Site but Keeps Its Name.” Miami New Times, February 9, 2018. 


“After 55 Years, Coconut Grove Arts Fest Is Still the Best Way to Enjoy the President’s Day Weekend.” Miami New Times, February 8, 2018. 


“Immigration Journalist Laura Wides-Munoz Releases Book About Dreamers.” Miami New Times, February 1, 2018. 


“Dan Froot’s Live Radio Play Pang! Tells Stories of Overtown Families.” Miami New Times, January 23, 2018. 


“Ed Asner on ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ in The Soap Myth.” Miami New Times, January 22, 2018. 


“‘Gay-ish’ Series Outlandish Brings John Waters and Jackie Hoffman to Fort Lauderdale.” Miami New Times, January 12, 2018. 


“Boyboi, Dancer for Beyonce and Ariana Grande, to Open YoungArts Ball.” Miami New Times, January 11, 2018. 


“Sh*t Miami Girls Say Creators Release The 6 Days of Christmas Video Series.” Miami New Times, December 18, 2017. 


“What It’s Like to Be Korean In Miami.” Miami New Times, November 24, 2017. 


“Patti Smith Shares Her Devotion: ‘I’m Always Writing. Always.’” Miami New Times, November 7, 2017. 


“The Ten Best Places to Spot Ghosts in Miami.” Miami New Times, October 17, 2017. 


“Viral Miami Cosplayer Jonathan Stryker’s Halloween Costume Tips: ‘Become the Character.’” Miami New Times, October 16, 2017. 


“Art Miami and Context, Midtown Anchors for Miami Art Week, Move to Downtown.” Miami New Times, October 13, 2017. 


“Locust Projects Boarded Up Its Windows With Art During Hurricane Irma.” Miami New Times, September 25, 2017. 


“How to Stay Calm During Hurricane Irma: Advice From Experts.” Miami New Times, September 7, 2017. 


“Miami Mom Creates Themed Party Supplies for Kids of Color.” Miami New Times, September 4, 2017. 


“I Auditioned for American Idol and All I Got Was Heat Exhaustion.” Miami New Times, August 23, 2017. 


“Hurricane Andrew Photographer Barry Fellman: ‘Climate Change Is Scientific Fact.’” Miami New Times, August 21, 2017. 


“Miami Man Invents ‘Dreamband’ To Help You Control Your Dreams.” Miami New Times, August 14, 2017. 


“American Idol Auditions Are Coming to Miami.” Miami New Times, August 10, 2017. 


“Miami Graphic Designer Suggests How to Fix Florida’s Hideous New Driver’s License.” Miami New Times, August 8, 2017. 


“Artist Ahol Sniffs Glue to Open Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Miami.” Miami New Times, August 3, 2017. 


“Climate Change Has Damaged Historic Seminole Sites, Archeologists Say.” Miami New Times, August 1, 2017. 


“Despite Environmental Themes, Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo Stays Apolitical.” Miami New Times, July 27, 2017. 


“Miami Open Mike Phirst Impressionz Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary.” Miami New Times, July 27, 2017. 


“7th Avenue Sunday Art Walk Throws Back to the Early Days of Wynwood.” Miami New Times, July 11, 2017. 


“National Endowment for the Arts Supports Miami’s Diversity, for Now.” Miami New Times, June 28, 2017. 


“Miami Performance International Festival Asks, ‘What Is Music?’” Miami New Times, June 19, 2017. 


“Insecure’s Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis on Workplace Microaggressions.” Miami New Times, June 19, 2017. 


“Jesus, Grills, and Uzis: Inside Ahol Sniffs Glue’s Art Book, Cellular Fuckery.” Miami New Times, June 5, 2017. 


“Pompano Beach Cultural Center Debuts With ‘Shipwrecked of Reason’ Cuban Art Exhibit.” Miami New Times, May 9, 2017. 


“Moira Finucane Stages The Rapture to Address Climate Change.” Miami New Times, April 26, 2017. 


“Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Lets Theater Geeks Get Weird.” Miami New Times, April 20, 2017. 


“Retiro, a Meditation on Aging, Lets Older Women Share Their Stories.” Miami New Times, April 6, 2017. 


“Miami Beach Pride Plans City-Wide Light Show Honoring Orlando Shooting Victims.” Miami New Times, March 31, 2017. 


“Knight Arts Challenge Returns to Miami With a Pledge of Political Neutrality.” Miami New Times, March 15, 2017. 


“South Florida Company’s ‘Naturally Perfect’ Dolls Reject the Barbie Beauty Standard.” Miami New Times, March 13, 2017. 


“TransCon Speaker Dr. Kelley Winters on Trump’s Trans Reversal: ‘It’s Unconscionable.’” Miami New Times, March 2, 2017. 


“MasterMinds 2017: Rod Deal Wants You To Carry a Polaroid Camera.” Miami New Times, February 28, 2017. 


“MasterMinds 2017: Sammy Gonzalez’s Guitar Strings Entrance Audiences.” Miami New Times, February 27, 2017. 


“Miami Artist Makes a Stand for Immigrants in For All Boat People.” Miami New Times, February 10, 2017. 


ARTSail Residency Launches as Climate Disputes in Miami Make Waves.” Miami New Times, February 7, 2017. 


“Wayne’s World’s Tia Carrere Is the Remedy For Your Political Despair.” Miami New Times, February 6, 2017. 


“How Will Trump Administration’s Cuts To Federal Funding Affect Miami.” Miami New Times, January 23, 2017. 


“Miami Artist’s Safety-Pin Drawing Becomes a Viral Pantsuit Nation Symbol.” Miami New Times, January 13, 2017. 


“National YoungArts Week Shows Off Miami’s Young Creatives.” Miami New Times, January 6, 2017. 


“Art Fort Lauderdale Will Sell Art Masterpieces and Million-Dollar Homes.” Miami New Times, January 3, 2017. 

“The Flamingo Ball, Hialeah’s Historic, Celebrity-Packed Party, Returns to the Racetrack.” Miami New Times, December 28, 2016. 


“Hamilton Auditions Give Miami Performers a Shot at Stardom.” Miami New Times, December 14, 2016. 


“The Ten Best Things to Do in Downtown Miami.” Miami New Times, December 13, 2016. 


“50 Free Holiday Events in Miami This Year.” Miami New Times, December 12, 2016. 


“At NADA Art Fair, Paul Yore’s Shocking Tapestries Dare You to Look Away.” Miami New Times, December 14, 2016. 


“Riding the Waves with Art Fair Surfers at Untitled.” Miami New Times, December 3, 2016. 


“Inside the Design District’s Expansion Plans: More Luxe Brands, More Food, More Art.” Miami New Times, December 2, 2016. 


“A Giant Milk Fountain Titled F+++ Off Debuts at Satellite Art Fair Today.” Miami New Times, December 1, 2016. 


“You Can Go Surfing in the Ocean With an Artist-Designed Board at Untitled This Year.” Miami New Times, November 30, 2016. 


“Art Loves Fashion Runway Show Launches Spectrum Art Fair.” Miami New Times, November 29, 2016. 


“Art Basel and Miami’s Satellite Fairs Compete for the Art World’s Attention.” Miami New Times, November 29, 2016. 


“Giant Sculpture of a Havana Balcony Forges an Artistic Link to Cuba.” Miami New Times, November 28, 2016. 


“Modern Dutch Design Envelops the Wolfsonian for Miami Art Week.” Miami New Times, November 23, 2016. 


“100 Creatives: Pioneer Winter Creates Dance as Diverse as Miami Itself.” Miami New Times, November 18, 2016. 


“10 Badass Women Coming to Miami Book Fair 2016. Miami New Times, November 11, 2016. 


“Brickell City Centre, Due to Open Thursday, Is a Work in Progress.” Miami New Times, November 2, 2016. 


“Artist David ‘Lebo’ Le Batard on His Miami Beach Mural, Haters, and Selling Out.” Miami New Times, October 30, 2016. 


“Artists Grappled With Climate Change, Capitalism, and Gentrification at Common Field Convening.” Miami New Times, October 24, 2016. 


“Common Field Convening: Hundreds of Art Experts Address Cultural and Community Issues in Miami.” Miami New Times, October 19, 2016. 


“Florida’s Climate Crisis Inspires Artists Across the Nation.” Miami New Times. October 14, 2016. 


“Improv Everywhere to Stage Its ‘MP3 Experiment’ on Lincoln Road.” Miami New Times, October 7, 2016. 


“Can Miami-Dade County Make Public Transit Cool?” Miami New Times, October 3, 2016. 


“III Points Artist Aileen Quintana Is Building a Giant, Neon-Hued Shopping Mall.” Miami New Times, September 27, 2016. 


The Independent


“Extra: Hear from Amelia Evans’ mentor and former professor, Ross McElwee.” The Independent, May 8, 2015. 


“10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Amelia Evans.” The Independent, May 8, 2015.


“Top 15 Film Markets.” The Independent, October 25, 2013.


“10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: John Alan Thompson,” The Independent, May 8, 2013. 


“10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Lu Lu.” The Independent, May 6, 2013.


“How to Talk Experimental Film: A User’s Guide.” The Independent, March 1, 2013. 

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