How the AAPI Community Is Redefining the Humble Fortune Cookie

At the Oakland Fortune Factory in the San Francisco Bay Area, fortune cookies glisten with neon sprinkles and pastel-colored Belgian chocolate drizzles. Alicia Wong, co-owner of the shop, spends her days carefully decorating them with vibrant designs in uplifting hues of fuchsia, electric blue, and sunshine yellow. The non-traditional luster of the fortune cookies is…

In Defence Of The Humble Hickey

Spotting a hickey in the wild is one of my favourite pastimes.  “What’s that on your neck?” I’ll ask, smirk in full swing. The answers always fall on either side of the spectrum: mortification of the highest degree or a grin worn with an unwavering swagger.  I don’t get it – why do hickeys have…