Arrivals and Departures

Places | Arrivals and Departures
What Does It Mean to Be “Made” Somewhere?

In Italy, I learned to stop searching for an authentic, fixed self, or an automatic kinship with the Chinese diasporic community—especially in a globalized world.

Jul 6, 2021
Places | Science | Arrivals and Departures
My Own Personal Contagion

My German cockroach infestation, almost too good a pandemic allegory, forced me to confront the question of how much I could bear from New York City.

Oct 26, 2020
Places | Arrivals and Departures
My Higher Power Is an Airport

The forces of air travel are virtually unknowable and immense, and we ourselves are small. I find a sort of peace in that.

Mar 12, 2020
Nonfiction | Arrivals and Departures
Room 408

that’s where you died

May 22, 2017
Places | Arrivals and Departures
Leaving on a Jet Plane: On Life in Airports and Coming Home

The temporary thrill of flying around the world without consequence.

Dec 2, 2016
Places | Arrivals and Departures
The Accidental City

“I navigate New York by means of accumulated memory.”

Oct 27, 2016
Places | Arrivals and Departures
Driving to Nowhere

“The car was a sanctuary, the only place that fully offered an escape.”

Sep 28, 2016