Articles By Brian Hioe

Do Not Want Want

I’ve gradually come to think of the Want Want cracker as symbolic of my own political transitions.

The Uncertainty is the Most Terrifying Part of It All

Police shot out the eye of a female medic with a bean bag, fracturing the bones in her face.

When the scam artist realizes you’re not going to fall for it

This hair salon auntie also seemed like a somewhat unreliable narrator.

The Face of Protest in Hong Kong

A society sometimes devours its young, that is, its brightest and most promising.

In case of emergency

I felt somewhat stupid as I said all this. No, this doctor wouldn’t understand.

After the tear gas

The dangers inherent in protests and clashes with the police are offset by this strange utopian element.

A Sea Goddess Told Me to Destroy the World

Gou’s claim that his run was ordained by Mazu was a calculated political move.

Gay Sex Robots are coming to Kill Us All

The anti-gay groups prevailed, but even with all their money they were notably ridiculous and inept.

A dark but happy place

We develop our own coping rituals.