News: Under increased pressure, Malaysian political cartoonist promises to “draw more”

By Jonas Kelsch   ZHUHAI, CHINA – Dec 2, 2016  Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque) said he “will draw more,” in the face of a looming sedition trial and pressure from an increasingly authoritarian government. One of Zunar’s cartoons shows him shackled, hanging by all fours from the ceiling of a prison cell, […]

Natural history: Observations and reflections on life and nature – Part I: Introduction

   One teacher that has had the most positive influence on me over the years is Sue Hutchins, my Biology instructor at Itasca Community College. Her thoughtful lectures and teaching passion constituted my first palatable introduction to the principles of ecology and evolution. And her elaborate field trips to explore the organic vibrance of forest, […]

Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po secondhand media shops have a lot to offer, and require some rummaging.

  Last weekend, my friend Alex Wang, a local education researcher and music collector, invited me to visit some secondhand CD/DVD/electronics shops in Hong Kong’s working class Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po districts. As we started pouring through countless CDs, I realized that I had forgotten what it feels like to search for work […]