• Writer.

    I’m a writer, reporter, and video correspondent focusing on global urban culture with an emphasis on food and drink.

    After years reporting in Asia, I moved to New York City to cover politics for New York Magazine and write about the city’s food and booze. Now in Los Angeles, I focus on the cuisine of the area’s underreported immigrant communities and produce a podcast about food and eating through the ages, Devouring Time.

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  • Features

    Investigative stories shining a light on underreported aspects of life around the world.

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  • Lifestyle

    Trend pieces, reviews, and investigations on all the stuff that makes life worth living: food, drinks, travel, fashion, entertainment, and nightlife.

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  • Video

    My work in front of the camera reporting on the weird and wonderful, and sometimes scary.

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  • The Rest

    On tour with rock bands in Beijing, staying up all night in Hong Kong, crashing an illegal fight club, undercover in One Direction’s inner sanctum, first-person reporting, rants, opinion pieces, and everything that won’t fit anywhere else.

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  • Blog

    Home and Hunger is an on going food blog that asks the question Can you eat your way back home again? A series of observations, cravings, and grievances on American food culture from the perspective of a recovering expatriate.

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