Finding a Place in the Family Business

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Cynthia Koo, a 30-year-old designer, uses her marketing and art expertise to help manage an Instagram presence and an English-language website for […]

When Being the Boss’s Son Isn’t Enough

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Ken Ma, a 32-year-old M.B.A. who is being groomed to become the CEO of his parents’ optical empire, Mott Optical Group, recalls […]

The Burden of Being the Oldest Son of Immigrants

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Jason Luo, a 24-year-old entrepreneur who graduated from helping resolve problems with English-speaking customers in his parents’ JieLi Laundromat to running his […]

Maisie Williams says her teen years were especially difficult on ‘Game of Thrones’: ‘The hormones are really flying’

HBO Maisie Williams was only 12 when she auditioned for the role of Arya Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”  She said her later teen years were the most difficult. She also said that people were so mean when she tried to go back to school that she had to leave.  Maisie Williams says her […]