Monday, July 05, 2004

A decade of Giant Robot: The New York Times reports on the 10th anniversary of Giant Robot, the small but influential magazine about Asian-American pop culture:

"Mr. Nakamura, 34, and Giant Robot's other founder, Martin Wong, 35, have spoken at Harvard and Stanford and are sought after by journalists and advertisers for their views on matters as varied as racism, comic books and Asian pornography. Their magazine has become required reading in several college classes and recently helped start the fad for Uglydolls, a set of homely stuffed toys sold at Barneys and the Design Museum of London. Los Angeles Magazine, in some ways a competitor, has called Giant Robot 'probably the best publication to come out of L.A. in the last decade.'"