Stories By Laura Shin

The Strange Life of a Teenage Pageant Host

Fainting. Crying. Puddles of pee. Welcome to the world of Zak Slemmer, and the youth beauty contests he so desperately loves.

The Three Sisters of PyongYang

A look back at the bold women of her great-grandmother's generation helps a Korean-American understand her own atypical upbringing in Ohio.

Yes We Can

On the streets and digging through trash with New Yorkers who make their living half-a-penny at a time.