LA Weekly photo by Danny Liao

LA Weekly photo by Danny Liao

Karen Tongson Wins the 2019 Jeanne Córdova Award for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction
Lambda Literary, 2019

Writer Karen Tongson on ‘Gender Trouble’ and Karen Carpenter
The Advocate, July 10, 2019

Close to Her: Karen Tongson revisits the Soft Rock Icon - Megan Milks reviews Why Karen Carpenter Matters
4 Columns, May 24, 2019

7 Non-Fiction Books About Filipinx America by Pinoy Writers
Electric Literature - A survey of significant Filipino-American works by novelist Elaine Castillo (America is Not the Heart), April 15, 2019

LARB Radio Hour: A Tale of Two Karens
Los Angeles Review of Books, April 12, 2019

Why is Karen Carpenter’s Music Still So Popular with Diverse Communities? (Interview w/ Karen Tongson)
Dornsife Magazine, April 4, 2019

Michelle Tea Gets the Tea From…Karen Tongson
INTO, September 2018

Traveling Home
Dornsife Magazine - discussing immigration and the American experience w/ KT and other USC professors, July 2018

2017 People Issue Profile
L.A. Weekly, May 2017

10 Angelenos Who Make L.A. a Better Place
L.A. Weekly, May 2017

100 Women We Love
GO Magazine, April 2017

Let’s Dig In
Dornsife Magazine feature on KT’s USC Maymester course giving “students a taste of the ways politics, culture and gender are sprinkled into everyday meals,” November 2014

Dornsife Magazine - on how “foodstagramming” was integrated into KT’s USC Maymester course on gender and food politics, November 2014

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Yesterday Once More: The Feel-Good Sadness of a Carpenters’ Fan Convention
RJ Smith, The Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2019

Is Lizzo Music’s Next Major Female Icon?
Lena Felton, The Lily (Washington Post)
April 22, 2019

The Real Story of the YMCA that Inspired the Village People’s Gay Anthem
Abbey White, Gothamist
December 20, 2018

What Hollywood can gain by placing the 'queer gaze' in the spotlight
Tre’vell Anderson, Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2018

When you treat politics as entertainment, you get Sean Spicer at the Emmys
Christpher Ingraham, Washington Post
September 18, 2017

The Babadook as an LGBT icon makes sense. No, really. 
Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2017

What's it Like Inside a Queer Feminist Seder?
Javier Cabral, Munchies at
April 25, 2016