Things I’m Verbing: Direct action, dirty hands and Asian-Americanness

Throughout my life, I have frequently had to yell at New Yorkers to stop writing, talking and behaving like 1) New York is the only real place on earth and 2) everyone knows and 3) cares about every little New York thing that’s happening in New York at any given second. But I have toContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Direct action, dirty hands and Asian-Americanness”

Things I’m Verbing: Syncretism, solidarity and straight lines

My Jewish high school got a bomb threat today but thankfully the police were able to assure everyone that Ivanka is a Jew — Sarah Lazarus (@sarahclazarus) February 27, 2017 Lots of antisemitism around social media right now, with many people outraged that “no one is talking about this” and “why isn’t this screaming fromContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Syncretism, solidarity and straight lines”

Things I’m Verbing: Baseball in Havana, coming home to Accra and mariachi in Santa Fe

I am mindful of the date, so let me assure you that all of these stories are real and worth your time. In fact, most of them are pretty unfunny. Sometimes that’s just what you find. However, if you know right off the bat that that’s not for you today, let me recommend stories on theContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Baseball in Havana, coming home to Accra and mariachi in Santa Fe”

Things I’m Verbing: Comedy, Cracker Barrel and gift culture

I’ll be honest: I went quiet for two weeks because I was grappling with a news story that was really tearing me up, and because it hit so hard, I was trying to figure out how to talk about it publicly. I wrote up an impassioned-but-reasoned (I hoped) post that languished in my drafts, andContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Comedy, Cracker Barrel and gift culture”