De La Soul’s Got the Antidote!

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For every hip-hop listener in my generation, there’s a cinematic origin story. Ask him where he was when he first connected with Wu-Tang, Nas, Hiero, Redman etc. and you’ll get sprawling descriptions of cassette decks with foam headphones cranked up at the bus stop on cold, windy mornings. Our memories are rooted in the historical fabric of hip-hop; the signposts […]

My Chiang Mai Story

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I’m still plugging away at Chimera, my first published collection of stories. There’s something almost amusing about these oh-so human efforts of mine to conjure this first book. Maybe it’s the theatrical range of emotions that the process seems to call up. It’s not uncommon to feel triumph, despair, doubt, satisfaction and frustration–all in the same sitting. […]