Four Profiles

The English House Gazette begins its fall 2011 season with four diverse profiles.

Cho Park, who covers the Korean community in the Philadelphia area, offers the story of a Korean immigrant who found happiness and prosperity in America — by investing in a karaoke bar. A classic story of an immigrant entrepreneur.

Bianca Heyward, whose beat is fashion, found a Bryn Mawr student who started to post pictures on Flickr only to find they were drawing the attention of a top name in fashion.  It surprised her and it will surprise you to find out who it was.

Rebecca Shaw, who covers literary Philadelphia, offers a profile of Karen Russell, an author widely praised for her short stories and her first novel.  She is teaching at Bryn Mawr this year. Russell talks about her influences — it has to do with Florida.

Erin Seglem, whose beat is Running, profiles Annick Lamar, a recent Haverford College graduate who could be headed for the Olympics. In a sport dominated by Division I runners, why does she stand out?