Asian-American Trendsetting On a Shoestring

RANDY KENNEDY The New York Times

At first glance it might seem that Scooby-Doo, George Foreman grills, stuffed-animal toys, scooters with automatic transmissions, gory video games, fuzzy melons, cockfighting, the pop artist Takashi Murakami and the band Sleater-Kinney have very little in common.

But over the years all have been found -- celebrated or mocked but always relentlessly scrutinized -- in the pages of a small quarterly Los Angeles magazine with sometimes strange editorial tastes and an even stranger name: Giant Robot. (Continued at The New York Times)