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Playing with History

Since I was very young, I have seen photographs of Jerome, AR. In one, my grandmother is standing in front of a black tar paper-covered barrack. She is holding my infant mother, who is wrapped in a wool blanket, a white cap on her head. There are...

Cathlin Goulding | Wed, May 9th- 1:06pm | Arkansas, gaming, japanese american, japanese american internment, Japanese internment, Lazy Susan, video games, World War II, Yuri Kochiyama, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, History, Media, Social Issues, University/Academics

Talking Back

Alison Roh Park was 14 the first time she saw a man masturbating across from her on the subway. Another time, a group of drunk white men obstructed her path outside a bar and asked for a massage. “Men will explicitly refer to me as ‘China Doll...

Nicole Wong | Fri, May 4th- 3:30pm | Chai Shenoy, hollaback, Lazy Susan, public street harassment, Activism, Gender, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, Race, Sex, Social Issues

A Concrete Playground

Admit it. When you watched your first Jackie Chan movie as a kid, you probably proceeded to mimic the same gravity-defying stunts off of your living room furniture. Video

Ken Shen Robinson | Sat, Feb 19th- 5:44pm | Lazy Susan, Community, Issue 22: Throwback - Winter 2010, Performing Arts

It's Our Turn

Asian Americans are changing the board game world in both the cult and mainstream scenes, turn by turn.

Steve Cha | Mon, Dec 20th- 11:27pm | Lazy Susan, Business, Comics, Culture, Issue 21: New Legacy - Fall 2010

Fast as You Can

A first-time speed dater recounts her quest for finding romance quickly at a bar in New York's East Village.

Gloria Kim | Fri, May 20th- 1:46pm | Lazy Susan, Culture, Issue 21: New Legacy - Fall 2010

Dance, Dance Evolution

Among the dozens of dancers on stage, the three smallest ones grab the spotlight. Jeremiah Bastida — who looks miniature in his oversized white T-shirt — has been dancing with Funksters, the youth division of San Francisco Bay Area-based hip-hop...

Maveric Vu | Mon, Dec 20th- 11:27pm | Lazy Susan, Issue 21: New Legacy - Fall 2010, Music, Performing Arts

Our Town

When Vanessa Nguyen was trying to learn her mother’s recipes for her own restaurant, she discovered that “a bit of this” and “a handful of that” were her mother’s favorite units of measurement.

Kimberly Lien | Fri, Sep 3rd- 11:36am | Lazy Susan, Asianspotting, Issue 20: Inside/Out - Spring 2010

I Enjoy Being a Girl

Chi-Chi Kago's fake eyelashes are refusing to cooperate. A few blinks render them undone, but another line of glue risks ruining them. It’s a delicate balance and she’s getting annoyed.

Lynn La | Fri, Sep 3rd- 11:35am | Lazy Susan, Culture, Issue 20: Inside/Out - Spring 2010, Gender, Performing Arts

Jeremy Lin's Got Game

Jeremy Lin is home for the holidays. It’s a laughably warm December in Palo Alto, CA — perfect basketball weather. On days like this, you’d expect to find the undeniably talented 21-year-old Harvard guard — the most hyped Asian American college...

Derek Lieu | Tue, Dec 27th- 10:22am | Jeremy Lin, Lazy Susan, Asianspotting, Community, Issue 20: Inside/Out - Spring 2010, Profiles, Sports

I’M STUCK. I’m in my late-20s; I have two degrees from the Asian American Holy Grail of schools (aka Ivy League) and some slightly unconventional, yet still model minority-worthy work experience on my resume. I’m ready to...

conniezheng | Tue, Apr 13th- 7:54pm | Lazy Susan, Issue 19: Trailblazing - Winter 2009, Race, Social Issues

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