Why American Women Fall For British Dudes

The Most Important Article I Have Ever Written

hugh grant graduates in wonderland

That’s right, I took it upon myself to explore why American women so often love English men, and yet it’s rare to find an American man paired with an English woman (George Clooney’s recent engagement doesn’t count – because George Clooney is the exception to every rule!). ELLE magazine recognized how important this article wasRead On >>

Five Days in Barcelona

beautiful architecture, white beaches and perfect weather

barcelona catalon flags

I flew to Barcelona last Thursday to spend a few days with my friend Susanna (we go all the way back to high school). Here are some snapshots (more to come):

The Ron Way

From Law School to International Comedian

ronny chieng

I met Ronny Chieng when I was living in Melbourne two years ago. His stand-up comedy special The Ron Way, will run on Comedy Central Asia  on April 27, 28 & 29 in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.  (Click into the post to get the audio and slideshow) Last week, he won the Melbourne InternationalRead On >>

English Wildlife

Looking for bunnies

archetype cow photo innit

We took a daytrip to Lewes, a tiny village about an hour train ride outside London. All I wanted from the excursion was to find and pet a bunny. It’s Easter – is that so much to ask for (asks the Chinese Jew)? Instead, we went for a hike here: I tread a bit closer…Read On >>

Lily Allen & Me

We're the same age, how is this possible?

mouthy Lily Allen

Guys! Last month, I interviewed LILY ALLEN for a cover story for a magazine! I’ve loved her music since she appeared on the music scene in 2006, so it was quite surreal to have tea with her inside Claridge’s Hotel in London. Lily Observations: # 1 – she looks so familiar, so it felt totallyRead On >>

How a Hotel Concierge’s Blog Went Viral

An aspiring TV writer finally gets a big break

Todd Political Subversities

This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation — Todd Briscoe and I went to the same high school in Texas. (He wasRead On >>

Wuthering Tarts

Baking with Emily Brontë

yorkshire curd tart and tea

I made some traditional Yorkshire curt tarts in honor of the first day of spring and Emily Brontë’s masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. As in, I made my own CHEESE CURDS. Go check out the post over at The Hairpin. It’s the kind of tart that will nourish, impress and disgust.

A nomad finds her way to her lifelong passion

Connecting the dots years later

Fiona Lee 1

This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation — Fiona Lee has a resume a mile long — she’s worked in publicity, marketing,Read On >>

“Happy” in Beijing

Pharrell, China-style

Pharrell Happy in Beijing 1

One of my friends, Stephy Chung (we were TV reporters at the same station in China), shot this amazing video in Beijing of people dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy.” It’s pretty great. I’m missing Beijing today. More outtakes below:

Meet The Doctor Who Writes About Fashion

Balancing medicine and sartorial critiques

Kin

I met Kin Woo a year ago at a friend’s going away party in London. We only spoke briefly, but I remembered him well because of his double profession: he’s a doctor who also happens to write the popular fashion column, Insiders, for AnOther Magazine and starting next month will be a  writer-at-large at Dazed, aRead On >>