Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a writer in New York who has published stories in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

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.