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Queena Sook Kim

The Go Club

Photo by Brett Panelli "Ai-goo cham-nah," sighs the middle-aged Korean man sitting next to me. It’s a common Korean expression, and presently it means something between "Oh shit" and "Jesus." It’s the kind of sigh that takes all the breath his tar-stained lungs can muster. "What should I do?" he......

Street Fight

Competition is routine in the newspaper industry, but Jennafer Waggoner felt she would be an exception. After all, Waggoner is editor of Making Change, a "street paper" written, produced and sold by homeless people in Santa Monica. So it came as a shock when Waggoner learned that The Big Issue,......

Wages Won

On Saturday, 350 former employees of the Western Jean Co., a defunct garment shop, gathered in the lobby of a midtown branch of Hanmi Bank to collect checks from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for unpaid wages. The unusual event was the literal payoff of a garment-industry investigation that......