Exploring South Korea’s Illegal Tattooing Scene

Travel to Korea to meet the brave men and women who love tattoos even though they live in a nation that bans them.

Comment of the Day: “Consider Korea”

This comment was by Ron Dass on the post Today’s Freedom Fighter, Tomorrow’s Tyrant?

How Smart Phones And Computers Are Killing Your Relationship

Are you master or slave when it comes to modern technology? Steven Lake explores the slippery slope of disconnection when always connected.

Excerpt from RE JANE

For Jane Re, a half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life.

A Minor History of Richard Sanders

Tina Cane remembers a television actor and a paternal figure, glossing neither the beauty nor the flaws.

Love Letters

The tragedy of national and family histories collide in Jung Hae Chae’s tribute to her grandmother.

Sometimes You Just Need to Make a Lot of Popcorn Very Quickly

It’s called a “Popcorn Gun”. Watch and you’ll see how it got its name.

Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier

After years of refusing to act, the U.S. military has reversed course and has decided to disinter the possible grave of Arthur “Bud” Kelder, a POW from World War II who is buried anonymously in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

Ordeal by Military Healthcare

After mysteriously falling ill while on a tour of duty in Korea, Brad Christy was put through the ringer of medical tests. The military healthcare system couldn’t find anything wrong with him, but slapped him with a sizable medical bill anyway.

Of Rag Dolls and Men

Erin Kelly, an adoptee with cerebral palsy, on having male influences.

25 Ways Moving Is as Stressful as Death

The “Love, Recorded” Guide to Staying Sane (and Married) While Moving, in 25 Points.

Asian Girlz and Rock Stars

Cully Perlman, married to a Korean Woman, weighs in on Day Above Ground’s attempted career suicide.

Father’s Day/Week/Life

It’s the “Love, Recorded” Father’s Day, but hasn’t it been Father’s Day every day?

Fear in Watertown

“Love, Recorded” during one crazy week in the Boston area. Was the fear the same for everyone?

The Return of Love

The “Love, Recorded” column returns: Matt’s wife comes back from Korea, but this time, it’s different.