It Starts with a Dilapidated House in LA

It Starts with a Dilapidated House in LA

“It Starts with a Dilapidated House in LA: Art, Performance, and Experimentation,” in Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine. I coauthored a chapter on the 1970s performance art scene in Los Angeles. The collection was edited by David Kukoff and published by Rare Bird Lit (November 2016).

Feeling Nostalgic: Flowers in Full Bloom

Feeling Nostalgic: Flowers in Full Bloom

Maybe it’s because its finally spring here in Hong Kong or just because I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, but I pulled Flowers in Full Bloom from my bookshelf. It was one of my favorite childhood books and one of the few I saved (along with The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam).   The drawings by Lin Wan-tsui are […]

Rashi's Daughters & My Daughter: A Quest for Books & Learning

Rashi’s Daughters & My Daughter: A Quest for Books & Learning

I am not certain how other families spend their holidays but ours are fairly easy to summarize and unwavering: beach, read, hike, read, swim, read, sightsee, read. Whereas some people might first seek out the best dining or souvenir shopping, our initial survey of the land focuses on mapping out the bookshops, and we have […]