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March 2nd, 2015 by admin

Me doing a radio interview in mostly correct French for Radio Canada’s les Samedis du Monde

Listen here.

February 27th, 2015 by admin

GUESS WHOSE BOOK is the opening shot of a BBCNews segment on people reading books in the NY subway?

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February 24th, 2015 by admin

My French-language interview with weekly mag l’Acutalité in Canada

read it here

January 17th, 2015 by admin

I discuss #CharlieHebdo on @MHPshow on live @msnbc with awesome panel:

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Examining free speech in France

Social justice comedian Negin Farsad and author Euny Hong join MHP’s table to examine the free speech situation in France in the wake of the recent terror attack in Paris.


A multipronged approach to free speech in France

Melissa Harris-Perry’s guests take a look at how the political history of France has influenced the nature of free speech in the country, and the difference between standards and the law.


Does free speech have limits?

What is the state of free speech within the United States? Can there be limits placed on expression? Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists discuss those questions and more.–385727043875

January 13th, 2015 by admin

Charlie Hebdo’s gross out cartoons are an ancient French tradition worth preserving

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My latest for Quartz, on my spiritual home. Read it here.

November 12th, 2014 by admin

The best feedback I have ever gotten from anything, ever, via Twitter:


November 5th, 2014 by admin

Me, interviewed by Italy’s Libero Quotidiano




October 23rd, 2014 by admin

Me on France 24’s Business Interview with Markus Karlsson



September 3rd, 2014 by admin

My piece on Hello Kitty’s undisclosed sordid back story.

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September 2nd, 2014 by admin

List of reviews so far; ppl getting annoyed by getting them 1 at a time:

“Incisive and humorous… An excellent case study of calculated entrepreneurial moxie.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Full of facts and entertaining to boot, it’s definitely a gem.”—

“An insightful book…[Hong’s] brief chapter on Korea’s han against Japan is both the best and most concise explanation I’ve read of the two countries’ complicated and ancient feud.”—Bloomberg Businessweek

“The rare book that’s hilariously funny and also makes you smarter about world economies.”—Vulture

“An incisive, colorfully written account of South Korea’s cultural ascent.”—Grantland

“Fabulously snarky…Hong is perfectly positioned to understand this complex Korean psyche while retaining enough distance (and cynicism) to evaluate it.”—Helen Brown, The Telegraph (UK)

“Highly entertaining.”—The Guardian (UK)


“Hong’s breezy book is a good place to begin to understand this rising nation.”—The Times (London)

“A witty chronicle of how pop culture shaped South Korea’s meteoric rise from a war-torn nation to a technological giant.”—The Forward

“Euny Hong playfully and insightfully dissects her native culture… There’s much more to it than just ‘Gangnam Style.’”— Charleston City Paper

The Birth of Korean Cool is a sparkling gem that falls into the must-read category… A satisfying and thought-provoking book by a first-rate journalist whose style is irresistible and informative all at once.”—Pop Matters (Nine out of Ten Stars)

“It’s Hong’s voice, a funny, smart, often conflicted and witty combination of personal essay and observational journalism, which makes the book unique.”—Clayton Moore, Kirkus Reviews


“Being both an outsider and an insider, Hong is the perfect guide to explain South Korean culture.”—The Toronto Star

“Hong is a funny and uber-snarky observer and is as clever as clever can be…[As] laugh-out-loud funny and as spicy and memorable as the best homemade kimchi.”—Library Journal

“A pleasing mix of Margaret Cho, Sarah Vowell and a pinch of Cory Doctorow.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Full of insight and shocking facts, The Birth Of Korean Cool is a hilarious, gutsy, eye-opening account of Korean drive and success. I couldn’t put it down. Euny Hong is a force of nature.”—Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of The Triple Package and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

“If you’re not fascinated by Korea yet, you damn well should be. The most innovative country on earth deserves a hilarious and poignant account on the order of Euny Hong’s The Birth of Korean Cool. Her phat beats got Gangnam Style and then some.”—Gary Shteyngart