My fifth column for the Korea Times, this time on the evils of bottled water. Read it at the KT.
For Groove’s Christmas issue 2013, I ran down five charities you should absolutely avoid helping out this festive season. Read it at Groove.
One of my favourite stories of 2013 – we gathered 12 expats to taste-test 16 different sojus, the first time anyone has ever bothered comparing soju brands. Also included was a history of the drink, interviews with foreigners selling soju overseas and Koreans drinking it at home, and an analysis of why it’s so popular. Nominated for Groove’s Food and Drink Story of the Year, 2013. Read it at Groove.
My fourth column for the Korea Times, on the U.S.-Iran negotiations. Read it at the KT.
My profile of Yuppie Killer, the loudest, most hardcore expat punk band in Korea. Before they were in Vice, they were in Groove! Nominated for Groove Magazine’s Arts and Music Story of the Year, 2013. Read it at Groove.
My third column for the Korea Times, on the American drone war in Pakistan. Read it at the KT.
My second column for the Korea Times, arguing that nuclear energy is a safer choice for Korea than more coal plants. Read it at the KT.
My review of Beale Street, the first Memphis barbecue restaurant in Seoul. Read it at Groove.
The first of eight columns I wrote for the Korea Times on politics and international relations. This one focused on the Snowden revelations that Canada had been spying on Brazil’s resources sector. Read it at the KT.
A short feature on what Korean expats, from Canada to Brazil to India, get in their care packages. Read it in Groove.