Laugh LinesJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: The comedian on her radical education and the importance of safe spaces in the “hostile and dangerous world” of joke-making.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee: The End of GunsDecember 2012
We don’t have to imagine what a nation cleansed of guns would look like—plenty of other countries can show us. One writer recalls her year in gun-less South Korea.
American NurseJuly 2012
American Nurse became our possession, the Party headquarters in Beijing told us, for only a week before Deng decided what to do with her
Don Lee: The Ethnic Literature BoxJune 2012
Christine Lee Zilka interviews Don Lee, author of the new novel The Collective, about cover-art Orientalism, character heritage, and the improbability of becoming a writer.
The Female GrotesqueJanuary 2012
South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon on subverting expectations, her use of grotesque language, and the state of feminism in Korea.
BurialBy Catherine Chung from a novel-in-progress, guest-edited by Alexander Chee
She was limp and sweaty but I snuggled into the comfortable softness of her. They had cut her open, and she was whole. She looked very tired and sick; on her gown, blood bloomed like a slow flower.