Category: Blog

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 »

Why I like NFL Training Camp, but Love Camp Wellstone

NFL Preseason is in full effect and e-mails from friends are now circulating about playing some pick-up football to celebrate the coming season. As a former mediocre high school football player, I must confess that I hate playing pick-up football games. Sure, the camaraderie is fun with friends, but pick-up football misses the core elements… Read more »

What do Mixed Martial Arts and Voting Rights have in common?

For those of you living in a cave the last few years, one of the fastest growing sports in America is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This combat sport is most well-known by its largest promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is the undisputed “big leagues.” This past Saturday, Chan Sung Jung (aka “Korean Zombie”)… Read more »