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From prison: A wand from Ollivander’s

I take pleasure in thinking about the similarities between me and Harry.

Wading Through Chale Wote

Perhaps this is what it means to host a successful street art festival: people will come in large numbers, do whatever they want, and even ignore the art. Freedom.

The Most Savage Birth Money Can Buy

The seemingly blasé chimp reached down and pulled her own baby out while the dad chimp paced.

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La Comédie humaine: Introduction

I mention all this prefatory to the story of enrolling myself in French acting lessons.

Kuomintang Kitsch

“This is a home run to Mars!” (這是一支打上火星的全壘打!)

Everything You Hate: Whitewashing Reds

Picking out coded radical references in old films is a fun pastime today – sort of like spotting submerged gay allusions or sexual double entendres in Hays Code works.

Learning Chinese in Nigeria

"It’s the opportunity to get scholarships or to leave Nigeria for China and witness a country that’s working properly."

On No Longer Being Able to Outrun the Police

During the Sunflower Movement, when I was 22, I felt like I could have powered through almost anything, given enough caffeine.

The literature of the universe

Adventure Time comes to a close.