Kenneth Lee


Dividing Lines: The Smokescreen of Money

For those who wonder what the Hoya state of mind is come second-semester senior year, one fun fact is that a cheery email from the Office of Advancement’s “Class of... Read more


Dividing Lines: Who Owns the Culture My Friends Appropriate?

A few weeks ago, I brought a friend to a delightful reception celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A lion dance troupe broke out the... Read more


Dividing Lines: Reflections on the Inherent Violence of Borders

A powerful scene (and there are many) in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men goes something like this. In 2027, a xenophobic and nationalist Britain regularly raids entire housing complexes in... Read more


Students Share Their Thoughts on the Election and the Nation’s Political Climate

For months now, talk of the upcoming elections has been everywhere. It has been virtually impossible to open a news site or to scroll through Twitter without encountering yet another... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Untitled Leisure Project: Black Mirror

In this week’s Untitled Leisure Project, Danielle Hewitt, filling in for Daniel Varghese, sits down with Jon Block and Kenneth Lee to discuss the Netflix (and former Channel 4) show... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Closet Otaku: But What is an Otaku?

Five years ago, Saturday Night Live satirized Americans fans of anime in a segment called “J-Pop America Fun Time Now.”Taran Killam and Vanessa Bayer put on a hyperactive display of... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: Getting Comfortable with the Discomfort of Diversity

Tabling for three hours for the undergraduate Japanese club at the student activities fair a few weekends ago made me realize why diversity education is so important to the studies... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Closet Otaku: Satoshi Kon’s Visions of Violence in Perfect Blue

Satoshi Kon was a visionary director who passed away far too young for whatever psychological thrillers were still lurking in his mind to be realized. He rapidly and unexpectedly succumbed... Read more


After the Umbrella Movement: What Became of Hong Kong

The Lunar New Year is a time of fun and celebration in Hong Kong. Everyone suddenly becomes rich and fabulous; families gather around food, friends go to the massive, open-air... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Meetings: the manifestation of hell on earth

I would like the propose the First Fundamental Theorem of Life at Georgetown: one cannot avoiding meetings while on the Hilltop. We at Georgetown have a weird obsession with meetings.... Read more