My Nine Years as a Middle-Eastern-American

A new essay by one of our favorite authors, Porochista Khakpour (from the New York Times).

“IN the late ’90s and early ’00s, I used to frequent a boutique in the East Village called Michael and Hushi. Hushi Mortezaie, an impish club kid born in Iran and raised in the Bay Area, made outlandish, psychedelic, robot-chic clothing and was getting the coolest of the East Village cool kids to wear his strategically slashed and torn Farsi-graffitied shirts…”

(read it all here)


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