• Word of the Year: Surreal

    By Jonathan P. Eburne Each year, the editors of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary select a “word of the year” based on the …

    Religion and Materialism at the K-Spa

    Natura Spa is a Jimjilbang hidden in the basement of a decadent old marble-walled department store on the corner of …

    Hong Kong Noir

    By Susan Blumberg-Kason When I lived in Hong Kong in the 1990s, my only interaction with the police occurred when …

    Everyone Can Benefit from Mindfulness Practice

    By Inger E. Burnett-Zeigler Despite the cultural perception that mindfulness is reserved for those endowed with white privilege, the practice …

    VICELAND’s Desus & Mero: Late-Night Television With a Laugh (And Plenty of Thought)

    By Thomas Klepacz On the Wednesday, November 30th episode of VICELAND’s new daily program Desus & Mero, the show’s two …

    Journalism Without Authority: What Have We Lost?

    By Steven L. Isenberg Journalism was once cloaked in a mantle of authority, offering trustworthy information and avoiding slant. Careful reportage …