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Playing with History

A new videogame turns its focus on Japanese internment camps in the racially segregated South.

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...

Cathlin Goulding | Lazy Susan, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011

Saif Ansari
Really, Abercrombie? Did you have to act a fool again? I get it: Hijabs don't exactly jive with the...

Sylvie Kim | Front of the Book, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011
Resistance Is Futile

How to use a Chinese finger trap in multiple survival situations.


• Chinese Finger Trap, natch
• A Situation

The Chinese finger trap dates back to the early 6th century BC when Lao Tzu, under attack by alien rebels...

Annette Lee | Recipe, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011
I Quit

If you hate your job, don't be so Asian American about it.

There comes a time in your life when your job doesn't feel like a job. It starts to feel like a career, like work you want to do for the rest of your life. You don't mind waking up every morning...

Dino-Ray Ramos | Popped: Pop Culture, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011
From Hardship, A Relationship

Two Japanese Americans’ tale of survival during tough times

Sadako Kashiwagi cherishes a certain knitted charcoal-gray sweater she’s worn for more than 40 years. It was a gift from a store owner who had fallen on hard times and had to close shop. At the...

Kevin Lee | Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, People
Watch This

Jubilee Project’s viral videos have raised over $28,000 for nonprofits.

Whether to fundraise, bring awareness to the rescue of North Korean refugees or help build the first secondary school in Lenana, Kenya, Eddie Lee knows how to make viral videos that captivate the...

Angela Pang | Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, Q+A
Hustle and Grow

Entrepreneurs churn trash into fungal treasure.

In the spring of 2009, three guys stood over a five-gallon paint bucket holding seven fresh oyster mushrooms. University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business students Alex Velez and...

Jeff Kang | Food and Agriculture, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011
Oh, This Old Thing?

Archiving the oft-ignored fashion histories of American women of color.

Growing up in 1980s Southern California, Minh-Ha Pham remembers accompanying her mother as she shopped. But instead of returning with arms full of shopping bags, her mother brought back a head...

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011, Style
Clap Your Hands to the Geek

Pop cultural emcee Adam WarRock talks rap.

Adam Warrock — the Korean American attorney turned pop culture-obsessed rapper who won 2011’s Kollaboration Atlanta, the city’s annual Asian American talent show — is nothing if not hard to define...

Sylvie Kim | Music, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011

The Learning
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Ian Wang | DVD, Issue 24: Survival - Winter 2011

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