Tag Archives: Khmer

Ithaca: a Cultural Smoothie, with Hardcore/Reggae/Jazz Protein Booster

Ithaca packs a curious amount of diversity and street life for a city of just 30,000 people. There is something in the alchemy of the young student populations of Cornell University and Ithaca College, the nearby fertile farms (many of … Continue reading

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The Apsara and the Mastodong: the Indie Rock Version of Beauty and the Beast?

I am always fascinated with how the dynamic energy of a live musical performance charges the crowd. For Rush concerts, it’s the stadium full of arms swinging away in comically synchronized air drum solos. At hardcore shows, it’s the pointless … Continue reading

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Curry, Karaoke, and Curly Khmer Letters: an Afternoon in Long Beach

Long Beach’s Cambodian community is one of the latest ethnic communities of California to gain official recognition in the form of geographic nomenclature: Cambodia Town. It has also been informally called Little Phnom Penh, and the differences with the real … Continue reading

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