Columns | San Fernando Valley
Becoming No One and Everyone at the Burbank Mall

I was just another teen with a hot dog pretzel.

Jan 12, 2022
Columns | San Fernando Valley
Home Is Where the Strip Malls Are

Our relationships with these business owners dotted the San Fernando Valley from strip mall to strip mall.

Nov 17, 2021
Columns | San Fernando Valley
Finding Solace and Sardines at The 99 Cents Only Store

There was always a feeling of limitless potential at the 99 Cents Store.

Sep 15, 2021
Places | Migrations
The Armenian Community I Carry in My Vietnamese Heart

How two diasporas shaped who I am.

Aug 20, 2018
Arts & Culture | Food
When the Food You Rejected as a Kid Becomes Trendy

“FOE!” he had yelled, when really, phở is more graceful than that.

Jan 4, 2018