“Love, Recorded” during one crazy week in the Boston area. Was the fear the same for everyone?
Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea at age two and lives in Boston with his wife, baby, and cats. He has written for The New York Times Motherlode blog, NPR, Hyphen, The Rumpus, and other venues. His new book is I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying. See more at his eponymous website. Contact him via email or @salesses.
The “Love, Recorded” column returns: Matt’s wife comes back from Korea, but this time, it’s different.
Matthew Salesses wonders how he can explain to his daughter that no matter what talents she grows up to possess, much of the world will see her in only one way.
Matthew Salesses sits down with the editors of an anthology of Asian American writing to discuss the intersection of maleness and being Asian American.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt must deal with his old fears as he prepares for three months without his family.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt fears for his daughter’s future, in America and outside of America, in private and in public, and in the aftermath from the recent school shooting.
How do we remember who we are in this modern world? In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Black Friday strikes, adoption rears its lonesome head, and yet Matt takes a moment in all the noise to give thanks.
Matthew Salesses sees rape apologetics where there should be a change of heart about a supposed “nice guy.”
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt wants to vote for babies and a man in line to vote has a possible heart attack.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt faces his fears and buys a doll for his daughter, which gets him thinking about the stuff we accumulate, the sacrifices we make as our lives change, and what makes us human.
Matthew Salesses offers a critical examination of the disappointing response from Radiolab to the criticism of their callous interview with Hmong refugee Eng Yang and his niece, Kao Kalia Yang.
Matthew Salesses offers more to the story of racism in Radiolab’s portrayal of the stories of the “Yellow Rain” chemical warfare used against the Hmong people during the Vietnam War.
For writers, the greatest reward is human connection. But when that connection is absent, the failure of empathy can be painful.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the rice is filled with arsenic and Matt cries in front of his baby, prompting him to answer why it is he writes.
Matthew Salesses reflects upon the moment he realized he was not white, and explores the ways in which racism against Asians Americans is nearly invisible in our culture.
On Sunday, two Dorian Joyners donned their caps and gowns to graduate from Morehouse College in Georgia, where the commencement speech was given by President Obama.
For Thomas Saenz, no risk was too great to get the education he wanted.
A city ordinance requiring all heads of household to own both a firearm and ammunition has many advocates of gun control up in arms.
Same-sex marriage and adoptions are now legal in France.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
D. T. Brown didn’t quit owning things. He quit materialism.
Five ways to change your life for good.
Spoon Jackson writes, “I believe art is waiting to come out when allowed the room to flow up.”
“The Future belongs to crowds,” said Don DeLillo. Aaron Gilbreath is embarking on a project to document that future in a new book, “Crowded.”
Patterns, colors, proportions, oh my!
How hateful is your section of the country? Twitter provides the answer.
This is a comment by Lars Fisher on the post “I’d Benefit From a Traditional Wife”.
These are comments by David May and Rick on the post “For The Love Of God, Please Stop Saying ‘Bromance’”.
Do you know the way to your own heart? Men who cook and write wanted.
It’s not exactly criminal. So why do you hide the source of your joy?
Sometimes, what makes us do evil is easier to understand than the reasons why we choose to do good.