Issue 9: Play - Summer 2006


Two Samoan brothers keep it low-key.

Momo Chang - May 1, 2006
  • How Caltech geeks are bringing back Rubik's cube.
  • Four Asian American jokesters steal the show.
  • After a few false starts, Howard Bach gets American badminton off the ground.
  • Imagine a bunch of sweaty, noisy teenaged boys violently dancing in your garage. This is the story of some youths' Rize to fame.


Michael Arcega plays with language, politics and endangers a Chihuahua for the sake of art.

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik - May 1, 2006

First Person

What covering has to do with your civil rights.

Nicole Makris - May 1, 2006


Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda sounds off on his family's internment and the responsibilities of fame.

Todd Inoue - May 1, 2006


We asked Sesshu Foster, author of 'Atomik Aztex': What are your favorite books of all time?

hyphenmagazine1 - May 1, 2006

Digital Culture

Music video network launches ethnic channels targeting specific Asian groups

Momo Chang - May 1, 2006
  • They are lively, perky and beautiful. Meet the ladies and gents of MTV's ethnic channels.


As casinos target Asian Americans, community groups mobilize.

Karen Kim - May 1, 2006


From liquid courage to condoms, this little bag's got back

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik - May 1, 2006