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 segment aired on October 26, 2022.