2011
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December 2011

Master of the DC Universe: Jim Lee channels his dual identities as an illustrator and publisher
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Unorthodox Rabbi | The nation’s first Asian American rabbi, ANGELA BUCHDAHL, is helping put a new face on Judaism
Revenge of the Nerds | An exploration of why there are so many Asian American superstar graphic novelists
Clean clothes, big hearts | Jeff Jun opens his laundromat up to the homeless and working poor
LAPD to Jindos: You’re Fired | Two Korean dogs didn’t make the cut for the LAPD’s K-9 unit. KoreAm explores why
Dumfoundead Has Arrived | The Los Angeles-based rapper takes his game up a notch with his new album “DFD”


November 2011

Back For Thirds: Harold, Kumar and the state of Asian American Media
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The Scholar Rocker | The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER gives us the scoop on the resurgent band and explains how a Ph.D in literature helps his music
Mom and Dad Are Moving In: A Reverse Recession Story | Comedian KAT AHN talks about how hard economic times brought her family closer
Reintroducing the Godfather of Korean Rock | South Korean rocker SHIN JOONG HYUN has been compared to Jimi Hendrix. So why have so few heard of him?
Now He’s Cookin’ | From picky eater to winner of the James Beard Award, chef COREY LEE is scaling the culinary heights
The Other Side of the Mountain | A photojournalist who shot pictures of the Chinese side of MT. BAEKDU finally gets his chance to capture the view from the North Korean side


October 2011

Finding Her Voice: Singer DIA FRAMPTON, was contemplating giving up on her music career when The Voice came calling—and then, she found hers
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The Tracks of the Bunny Monster | Jennifer Lee, aka TOKiMONSTA, is an electronic musician and self-described intergalactic kimchi squad leader
Not Your Eomma’s Church | GAGE JUNG is the “hipster pastor,” reimagining worship for a younger generation
In Between | AMY MIHYANG explores the diversity and complexity of Korean adoptee experiences in her one-woman show
Rom-Com With a View | Knots is Michael Kang’s un-romantic comedy set in Hawaii
The very alive STEVEN YEUN returns in The Walking Dead; NFL agent Dave Lee; Chef Rachel Yang; Michelle Wie talks Stanford; Lt. Dan Choi Q&A


September 2011

Kool & the Kang: TIM KANG, star of The Mentalist, is all about pushing limits, whether in acting or real life
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The Persecution of Daniel Lee – An Internet smear campaign against the Epik High rapper threatened to destroy him, but he fought back with the truth
The Raw Deal – With her fourth cookbook, chef ANI PHYO shows just how raw and delicious Korean food can be
Where Apples Fall Far From the Tree – A case for humanitarian aid to North Korea
20 Books Every Korean American Library Should Have


August 2011

Unleashing Her Inner Warrior: How Jennifer Yuh Nelson became master of the Kung Fu Panda universe
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Plays With WordsCHI-YOUNG KIM is the translator behind the English versions of Please Look After Mom and other popular Korean novels
Frozen in Time – Residents of Yeongpyeong Island, attacked by North Korean shells last year, are still picking up the pieces
Changing BBQ As We Know It – K-pop star-turned-chef JIYEON LEE brings a special brand of hot, hot, hot ingredients from the homeland to Southern palates
We Are Kyopo – Visual artist CYJO brings the diversity that is Korean America into focus


July 2011

The Hines Factor: Hines Ward’s turn on Dancing With the Stars may be over, but his charm offensive on America is just beginning.

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In Bloom – South Korean superstar GIANNA JUN, starring in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, hopes to bring her special brand of sassy to America
For the Children – Psychiatrist Young-Shin Kim talks about her headline-making autism study in South Korea
The Food Dilemma – How hungry is North Korea, and how conditional should food aid be?
Kiss and Tell – Actress Diane Farr Dishes On Interracial Relationships


June 2011

Funnyman Rising: Actor and comedian Ken Jeong talks happiness, healing and why he hearts his ho.

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Examining Asian-Jewish Marriages – A new study explores the prevalence of Asian-Jewish coupling
A Warrior Turned Activist – War veteran Paul Chappell wages peace
John J. Kim Talks About His Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photos
A Paper-Thin Roar – Challenging Wesley Yang’s Paper Tigers
Baja Fresh Undercover CEO David Kim’s Keys To Success


May 2011

Catch Me If You Can: Hank Conger of the Los Angeles Angels, described as a “switch-hitter with excellent gap-to-gap power” just might reach the heavenly heights of acclaim. PLUS The KoreAm KYCC Pro-Am tees off; in South Korea, all is not well with freedom of the press; Hines Ward on healthy living; David Yoo learns the value of becoming  a Tiger Dad; a former North Korean spy runs a restaurant in Virginia that serves North Korean cuisine; kids shake a leg with Yo-Yo Ma and Damian Woetzel; America gets ergonomic children’s furniture; and nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock shares his top five.


April 2011


Jamie Chung on her rising career PLUS a look at the 10 most disturbing South Korean films; see what KACF, a community fund is all about; a profile of Brenda Sunoo, who documents Jeju Island’s renowned female divers in her new book, Moon Tides: Jeju Island Grannies of the Sea; Koreans can hit the sauce – but at a price; for tattooist Jun Cha, his art form goes beyond skin deep; inside a duo’s Uglyverse; the average person on the economic squeeze, meet Kabuki‘s entrepreneurial big fish; try Korea’s spicy dakgalbi; cagefighting champ Ben Henderson makes his UFC debut; the Sejong Soloists puts a new spin on a classic; Randall Park on the virtues of rejection; and check out Jason Sperber‘s reviews of things that should be on your radar


March 2011


The Music Issue: Pop/R&B singer Brian Joo on his 12-year career as a Korean American “idol” in South Korea and what he plans to do next. PLUS An in-depth look inside Korea’s indie music scene, a photo essay of the three known dogs native to Korea, how Hollywood gets the military right, the UCLA Korean Culture Night takes on the L.A. Riots, biohackers: it’s not what you think, Shin Soo-choo, the five-tool player, the World According to Dave: Photos, a review of the new Michelle Rhee biography, why Koreans are unhappy, S.K. speedskater accused of abuse,


February 2011


Jane Kim: the first Asian  American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in San Francisco and the first Korean American supervisor in the country PLUS what it means to have been born in the Year of the Rabbit, why Hines Ward is the consummate Steeler, the Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun nerds out at the Golden Globes, why Dr. Peter Rhee is more than just the doc who saved Rep. Gabby Gifford’s life, what it’s like to date a Tiger Mom‘s cub, lessons from Tucson, Randall Park on racism in Hollywood, an insider look into The Kimchi Chronicles, Emile Mack, a Korean-born deputy fire chief, adopted by an African American family, Kim Tae-gyun on his film, A Barefoot Dream, and our contributors share about their most memorable Valentine’s Days.


January 2011


Binna’s Story: Her father killed her family, then himself. A young woman’s journey from Hell to Hope. PLUS your comments and opinions on 2010, Korea expert David Kang answers your questions about North Korea, Vincent Chin is finally memorialized, notable Asian Americans share his/her New Year’s resolutions, undocumented student David Cho tells us what the DREAM Act means to him, Korean Americans and how they deal (or don’t deal) with infertility, a Q&A with the “Big Cheez,” CEO of the Cheezburger Network, Ben Huh, a new kind of hip-hop, Dave Yoo on his biracial son and Oliver Saria’s musings on Glee and the Asian Kiss.

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