Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis
Contributor, The Future Is Now
April 17, 2018

What If We Didn’t... have Facebook?

Facebook has been plagued by a data leak that could be the premise of a dystopian novel. What would our world look like if Facebook fell — and if we truly owned our data?

March 30, 2018

Why do Hollywood action films love chase scenes in East Asian cities?

'Black Panther' is one of several recent action films to drop into an East Asian city. But not all films are as careful about how they use places like Busan or Shanghai, often reducing them to a prop.
March 16, 2018

Lil Dicky’s “Freaky Friday” music video shamelessly promotes Asian stereotypes

The rapper's new video is arguably meant to explore racial stereotypes, but its depiction of an Asian-American waiter is undeniably racist.
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March 15, 2018
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March 15, 2018

In the throes of South Korea’s #MeToo, it’s “very hard to speak up”

South Koreans are having their own #MeToo moment, but not without backlash and controversy.
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March 12, 2018

Everything you need to know about the proposed Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting

North Korea could be interested in making a deal for peace with the U.S., but this isn't the first time Americans or South Koreans have reached the negotiation table.

Feb. 26, 2018

Everything you missed — but need to know — from the Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang’s fame might be fleeting, but we’ll never forget the political undertones, Chloe Kim's historic wins and the famous Garlic Girls of South Korea.
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Feb. 26, 2018

After 10 years in Seoul, he moved back to Pyeongchang. Now, he worries about Olympic fallout.

He left 10 years and a master's degree behind in Seoul to work on the family farm. Now, he worries the Olympics might've soured Pyeongchang.
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Feb. 26, 2018

During South Korea’s #MeToo, 20 people report sexual violence at Olympic resource centers

For the first time ever, sexual violence resource centers are available to Olympic spectators — and yet, nearly two weeks in, only 20 cases have been reported.
Feb. 24, 2018

After the Olympics, will Pyeongchang’s rebrand as an international tourist destination stick?

Billions have been poured into infrastructure and rebranding Pyeongchang. We spoke to locals about whether they think visitors will travel here after the Olympics.
Feb. 20, 2018

What it’s like to be at the Olympics when you don’t give a damn about sports

The games and crowds are exhilarating to experience in person — and one reporter found out just how contagious the excitement is.

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Feb. 20, 2018

South Koreans react to their president’s historic invitation to North Korea

"We cannot accept the invitation. It’s totally unacceptable. We can’t go to Pyongyang without solving the nuclear issue first."
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Feb. 20, 2018

Silver medalist Nick Goepper says talking openly about depression is part of his “healing process”

"I just really appreciate that people are listening to my story and can take inspiration from it."
Feb. 14, 2018

Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor isn’t done breaking gender and race barriers in bobsledding

"People think that people of color should just be in the back of the sled, which is crazy to hear in 2018," she said in an exclusive interview with Mic.
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Feb. 13, 2018

American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come

She's in South Korea cheering on Team USA figure skaters — many of whom were inspired by Kwan's story.
Feb. 12, 2018

Gus Kenworthy on traveling to South Korea — and his words of encouragement for LGBTQ communities

'Mic' sat down with Gus Kenworthy to talk about his career, LGBTQ activism and the one thing he can't wait to do in South Korea.

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Feb. 11, 2018

South Korea’s transit is famous, but foreigners are still getting lost and stranded at the Olympics

Olympic spectators in Pyeongchang are fighting over taxis and seats on shuttle buses.
Feb. 11, 2018

South Korea’s brand-new Olympic bullet train will make Americans jealous

Americans can only dream of having a train like this, let alone building it so quickly.
Feb. 9, 2018

What you didn’t see on TV: An insider’s look at what was happening at the Olympics opening ceremony

An on-the-ground look at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Feb. 9, 2018

Opening ceremony report: Kim Jong Un’s sister is in Pyeongchang, but some Koreans remain skeptical

History is made as Kim Jong Un sends his sister to South Korea for the Olympics. But in Pyeongchang, many remain highly skeptical of North Korea's true intentions.