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A man with his back to the camera walks through an empty restaurant, the Far East Cafe

The Last Stand of SF Chinatown’s Storied Banquet Halls

These restaurants have been Chinatown’s heart and soul. What happens to S.F. if they disappear? SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Photograph of lanterns strung across a street in San Francisco Chinatown

To Survive the Pandemic SF Chinatown Has to Adapt — Again

The coronavirus has brought a shrinking economy and renewed xenophobia to San Francisco’s Chinatown. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

A clear bowl of shredded meat on a table. There are tongs in the bowl, and a glass jar with flowers next to the bowl. There are diners around the bowl but only their hands are visible. Photo by Sana Kaveri Kadri.

A Dinner Party on the Streets of Oakland for 500 People

How the People’s Kitchen Collective is preserving cultural memory through free meals. PACIFIC STANDARD

A hand uses chopsticks to grab food from a claypot. Photo by Michelle Min.

How Chef Chu’s Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Chinese Restaurant

Though it may play host to tech elites and celebrities today, the restaurant had humble beginnings — and helped expand America’s palate. EATER

Photo of Kristyn Leach, an East Asian person in a baseball cap rises from a field of green with lettuce in her hands. Photo by Melissa Hung.

The Seed Stewards

Farmer Kristyn Leach is empowering people of color to preserve their own agricultural history. POPULA

Photo of a Chinese-style gate with eaves curling up. There are lanterns, as well as an American and Taiwanese flag hanging from it.

As Airbnb Moves In, Boston’s Chinatown Sees Its Culture — and Demographics — Change

PACIFIC STANDARD

Photo of 3 Uighur men standing in their restaurant. There are tables behind them.

‘They Don’t Know Us’: At Sama Uyghur Cuisine, Three Immigrants Recreate Their Native Foods

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE  

Photo of a large dragon puppet being carried by multiple people at a Chinese New Year parade.

A Chinatown Tradition, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade Is ‘American Like Chop Suey’

NBC NEWS  

A middle-aged Asian woman wearing glasses and an apron stands behind the counter. Photo by Andria Lo. of a store selling food. She has tongs in one of her hands.

Chinatowns Across the Country Face Off With Gentrification

NPR  

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LONGFORM JOURNALISM

East Bay Express cover with the story "The Last Revolutionary" featuring Yuri Kochiyama

The Last Revolutionary

Yuri Kochiyama possesses one of the boldest voices raised against the war on terrorism. As a former internment-camp prisoner and peer of Malcolm X, she brings history and vitality to what little remains of “The Movement.” EAST BAY EXPRESS

East Bay Express cover with the story "Geek Chic" featuring Adrian Tomine. There is a self portrait in black and white drawn by Tomine.

Geek Chic

Comic artist Adrian Tomine made himself a winner by appealing to the loser in all of us. EAST BAY EXPRESS

East Bay Express cover with the story "Waiting to Inhale" about asthma featuring a photo of a little Black boy.

Waiting to Inhale

It’s a killer we seldom hear about, discriminating by race and locale and afflicting more people every year. So why don’t we even know what causes asthma? EAST BAY EXPRESS

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