"Investigation: Illegal cannabis operation looks for roots in Indigenous communities"
High Country News, Mar. 22, 2021
High Country News and Searchlight New Mexico confirmed that Dineh Benally, who set up illegal ventures on the Navajo Nation, attempts new operations in South Dakota.
"Albuquerque’s racist history haunts its housing market"
High Country News, Mar. 15, 2021
Policymakers and activists fight to remove pro-segregation, anti-immigrant provisions from property deeds.
"Despite discrimination and drought, Punjabi Americans farm on"
High Country News, Feb. 22, 2021
As America’s food basket dries out, Punjabi American growers fear the loss of their hard-earned farmlands.
"How An Ancient Chinese Village Transformed into a Climbing Hub"
Outside Magazine, Aug. 4, 2020
For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.
"Fields of green"
Searchlight New Mexico, Dec. 21, 2020
COVID is pushing thousands of Chinese immigrant workers into the marijuana business—sometimes leading to exploitation and labor trafficking.
"Strangers in a Foreign Land"
Searchlight New Mexico & Rolling Stone, Oct. 29, 2020
A massive marijuana bust in Farmington represents just a sliver of an ongoing operation on Navajo lands that has now drawn federal investigators and devastated thousands of Chinese immigrants in the United States.
"From subculture to mainstream: Rock climbing’s rise in China,"
SupChina, Dec. 4, 2020
Two decades ago, rock climbing was a recreational activity in China practiced by a dedicated handful. Now — with its newly minted status as Olympic sport — it is the country's hottest new adventure sport.
"Climbing Gyms Shut Down Nationwide as COVID-19 Spreads,"
Outside Magazine, Mar. 19, 2020
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week.
"How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?,"
Outside Magazine, June 24, 2020
Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.
"Using ancient languages and emojis, Chinese internet users fight coronavirus censorship,"
Coda Story, Mar. 16, 2020
After an article about a Wuhan doctor was blocked, thousands of people have used a variety of innovative means to keep sharing it.
"COVID-19 Is Just the Latest Crisis in Olympic History,"
Outside Magazine, Apr. 5, 2020
Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games.
"Wrestling with past and present: Uzbek father and son cope with life’s takedowns,"
Eurasianet, Aug. 15, 2019
Garik Arakelov was a sports celebrity in Uzbekistan. Now he’s a plumber in New York, nurturing his son’s own sporting career.
"A 3,000-Mile Journey for Aspiring Punjabi Drivers,"
The Juggernaut, Oct. 1, 2019
For Punjabi New Yorkers, applying for a driver’s license often kicks off with a 3,000-mile westbound expedition to get over the language barrier.
"'Running in North Korea' Enters the Pyongyang Marathon,"
Outside, Sept. 24, 2019
A new documentary follows two Western athletes as they travel to the Hermit Kingdom to participate in its only sporting event open to foreigners.
"China's Grassroots Lacrosse Charges On World Stage,"
Pandaily, Aug. 2, 2019
China debuts at the World Under-19 Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The development of lacrosse in China defies the country's state-backed sports system.
"With 'Pacquiao' by her side, Chieng goes for another shot at boxing,"
Rappler, July 28, 2019
Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics. In 2015, she gave up her six-figure job in Wall Street to chase her wildest fighting dream.
Pandaily, June 21, 2019
Chinese American football player Taylor Rapp signed an initial four-year contract with the Los Angelos Rams worth more than $4 million.
"A Baseball Star for All Taiwanese: The Chien-Ming Wang Documentary,"
Ketagalan, Oct. 23, 2018
A baseball film has allowed Taiwanese who hold opposing political views to put their disputes aside in the name of sports, at least temporarily.
"Nepalis on temporary status in the US dread—and await—deportation,"
The Kathmandu Post, Oct. 13, 2018
Nearly 5,000 Nepalis currently live in the United States on the Temporary Protected Status, granted after the 2015 earthquake. But they have to leave in ten months.