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How 'Giant Robot' represents the Asian American alternative scene

The magazine “Giant Robot” is a cult classic for the Asian American alternative scene.

Starting in 1994, the magazine challenged the model minority myth of Asian identity and filled a gap in many alternative Asian American representations by showing Asians as they were — cool.

Eric Nakamura speaks to Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes about co-founding the magazine and what it became for Asian American culture. A documentary airing on Los Angeles’ KCET Wednesday, Oct. 26, explores the magazine’s history and impact.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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