Category: Blog

New media, new stories?

What is it about the instant thrill of provocative headlines running across your Twitter/Facebook/Pinterist/Instagram feed that persuades you to click on it? Maybe it’s breaking news, a name that you recognize, or a memorable image? When the phrase new media became commonplace enough that old media was embracing it, it became clear that character limits… Read more »

“Linsanity”: Lifting off in a Theater Near You

The fall season is by far my favorite time of year, when what I call the “Big 3” of American sports are firing on all pistons. The NFL season is in full swing, MLB playoff fever brings intensity and potential drama to every game (except for my beloved White Sox), and the NBA season launches… Read more »

Movement Music

John was known for his legendary work ethic. He could be found crafting manifestos to instrumentals or pounding his soul’s meter on a MPC until the breakadawn, when immigrant dreams decompose into the aroma of buns and the rumbling of the Red line. John was/is Argyle’s son, a fierce young man spitting acetone laced truths… Read more »

How we spent our summer

What can you do to make an impact in the lives of others? This summer, Bryan and I spent six weeks with eleven people who are going to change the world—our Impact Fellows.  They were artists and activists, youth educators and campus organizers, friends and community members, but more than anything else they were Asian… Read more »

Reflections on the Asian American Community in Illinois

Over the last two decades, the Asian American community in Illinois has doubled in size to close to 700,000 residents.  In just the past decade, over 200,000 Asian Americans have moved to our state, and while 40% of them have settled in Cook County, that means that 60% of them are living, working and raising their families… Read more »