During October's New York Comic Con, Diana Pho was sexually and
racially harassed by Mike Babchik, host of the online webseries Man Banterand SiriusXM Radio producer for Mad Dog Radio. Pho garnered widespread
online attention upon speaking out
against her harassment online. Despite apologizes issued by representatives of New York Comic Con and Man
Banter, Babchik has remained silent.
In this open letter, Pho directs her own message to Babchik.
November brings us a lovely poem by Karen An-hwei Lee, wherein a speaker ruminates simultaneously on aging and youth. The poem is filled with gentle sibilances and delicate images that emulate the ephemeral quality life. Read this one somewhere quiet, where you can sit with it afterwards. -- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor
The combination of travel and food is always alluring. There
are countless travelogues, cookbooks, and documentaries bringing diverse
cultures of the world together with exciting cuisines in adventurous, often
romantic storylines. Jen Lin-Liu’s On the
Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta delivers that
adventure along with an unsolved mystery of where the noodle originated--was it
Italy, China, or somewhere in between?
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