History & Culture

The Huffington Post

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution: Helping Introverts Survive and Thrive, June 22, 2015

Pearl River Mart

A Brief History Egg Tarts, From Portuguese Monks to Hong Kong Hipsters, October 11, 2017
Artist-in-Residence Kam Mak: Re-Enacting Memories, One Eel at a Time, September 27, 2017
The Hungry Ghost Festival: Feeding and Appeasing Hangry Haints, September 5, 2017
The Mid-Autumn Festival: Family, the Full Moon, and Mooncakes, September 14, 2017
Summer Lovin’: The Qixi Festival, August 24, 2017
Move Over, Neil deGrasse Tyson: Meet 18th-Century Female Astronomer, Wang Zhenyi, August 21, 2017
Fire Dogs and Angry Demons: Solar and Lunar Eclipse Myths from Asia, August 17, 2017
Artist-in-Residence Felicia Liang: Finding Inspiration Wherever She Is, August 3, 2017
8 Things You Might Not Know about Fortune Cookies, July 20, 2017
Chinese Weddings Traditions, Past and Present, June 1, 2017
The Dragon Boat Festival: Eat, Don’t Drink, But Be Merry, May 30, 2017
A Talk with E-Anna Soong, the Educator behind ‘East Meets West: A Look into Our Worlds’, May 12, 2017
The Qingming Festival: A Time to Honor Ancestors and Celebrate Spring, April 4, 2017
10 Books We Love by Asian American Women, March 16, 2017
Louis Chan, Artist-in-Residence, Explores Home and Belonging, March 14, 2017
What’s Your Sign? The Chinese Zodiac Guide to Love, February 13, 2017
12 Ways to Get Lucky this Chinese New Year, January 24, 2017
8 Lucky Foods to Eat During the Lunar New Year, January 24, 2017
6 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese Zodiac, January 24, 2017


The case for making libraries full of toys and games, August 2, 2014
What 21st-century libraries can learn from this 19th-century institution, April 12, 2014

The Week

A brief history of Solitaire, Patience, and other card games for one, June 5, 2015
6 crazy medical beliefs from days of yore, January 26, 2015
The mysterious origins of the Jersey Devil, October 30, 2014

The Weeklings

The Suits of “Hannibal”: More Than a Sharp-Dressed Man, June 7, 2014