Giant Robot

I love Giant Robot magazine. N gave me a subscription as a gift last year and whenever an issue comes in the mail I tear it open and devour it in one sitting.

(Funny aside: E just came up to me as I was typing this and pointed to the picture and said "Pilgrim!" Yes, he already likes flipping through my Scott Pilgrim books.)

Anyway, Giant Robot is devoted to Asian American pop culture and covers a wide swath of topics such as movies, TV shows, books, comics, food, street art, travel, music, etc... Reading every issue is like getting the dish from the super hip Asian American friend I wish I had. It might not be a big deal if you live on the coast but since I'm here in lily-white Utah a whole magazine devoted to this perspective is much appreciated.

Sometimes the writing can be a bit uneven but there are always several things in each issue that I really enjoy reading and that can't be found in any other magazine. The current issue, 66, is the best I've seen in a long time. It's chock full of great stuff including interviews with Bryan Lee O'Malley, the creator of Scott Pilgrim (soon to be released as a movie); talented hottie Daniel Dae Kim; and Laura Ling, one of the journalists captured and later released by North Korea.

If you see it at a newsstand, pick it up; I don't think you'll regret it. Better yet, subscribe.