Down to the Core

We asked hip-hop emcee Adam WarRock to share his five favorite albums of the moment. Known as the internet’s foremost comic book nerdcore rapper, WarRock also nabbed the grand […]

Editor’s Note: March 2011

Most people love music. I’m near-deaf because of it. Garage rock, classic rock, ‘90s hip-hop, alternative, Brit-pop—I listened it all, went to the shows (often, alone), collected the albums […]

Editor's Note: January 2011

Binna Kim, photographed last month in Santa Monica. In our 2010 end-of-the-year survey posted on, Shawn Lee, a 29-year-old reader, urged KoreAm to cover not just the celebrities […]

Senate paves way to repeal DADT

Today, the Senate voted to end debate on a bill repealing the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. By a bipartisan vote of 63 to 33, the Senate has […]

KA gay vet hospitalized

Lt. Dan Choi, an outspoken critic of the U.S. government’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, was hospitalized after suffering from exhaustion and a nervous breakdown. Lt. Choi, chained to […]

20 Years & Counting

As a little end-of-year celebration, we’re posting up an essay by editor in chief Kai Ma, which originally ran in our 20th Anniversary Issue (April 2010). Here’s to 20 […]

Editor's Note: December 2010

Jang Dong-gun and Kai Ma, photographed in Los Angeles. 1)            Jang Dong-gun. Yeah, the name doesn’t really roll off the tongue. And I’m never quite certain I’m pronouncing it […]

Editor's Note: Nov. 2010

Phil Yu takes his anger out on KoreAm editor Kai Ma. In the decade that I’ve been involved with the Asian American community, I’ve learned that there are many […]

Kim Jong-il needs Rogaine

Reasons for North Korea’s recent hereditary transfer of power to Kim Jong-il’s youngest son: the Dear Leader’s ailing health? The Dear Leader’s old age? Or could it be… the […]

Trucked Up

New York finally gets hip to the mobile Korean taco craze. According to this Thrillist post, the Korilla BBQ truck (Korean + Grill + A) dishes up “mind-blowing Korean […]