My profile of Russian-Australian-Korean academic Andrei Lankov, one of the world’s preeminent North Korea specialists. His insights are sobering, to say the least. Read it at Groove.
My review of five very un-Korean Christmas meals being offered around Itaewon. Read it at Groove.
My big feature for New York-based Jewish magazine Tablet on Korean anti- and philo-semitism. Following an ADL report that ranked Korea as one of the most antisemitic nations in Asia, I set out to decide if Koreans really were antisemitic, or if there was something else going on. Looks like it was something else. Read it at Tablet.
The second time I’ve done a round up of the Korean punk scene, this time for Groove. A lot of effort went into this feature, which was nominated for Groove Music and Arts Story of the Year 2014. Read it at Groove.
My contribution to Groove’s 8th anniversary issue, on how Korea had changed in eight years. I buried my anti-capitalist credentials by doing business, of all things. Read it at Groove.
A culinary tour through the Little Russia neighbourhood in Dongdaemun, Seoul. We stopped at three restaurants, explained Russian beer, and wrote it all up. Check it out in Groove.
My big feature for Xtra, Canada’s leading LGBT magazine, on gay life and attitudes in Korea. This one took a lot of time and effort, but was very worth it. Read it at Xtra.
My preview of the New Generation of Ska Festival, an annual ska fest held in Sinchon, Seoul. Check it out at Groove.
My review of Lobster Bar in Itaewon, the only (reasonable) place to get lobster in Seoul. Check it out at Groove.
Part of a Groove series on expat life in different Korean communities, I profiled my home city of Ilsan, just north of Seoul. Read it at Groove