Dam! Magazine

Queens of the stage

An earlier version of this attributed the quote, “It’s all the weird stuff that nobody really wants to get into, which kind of becomes a kind…


Overcoming anorexia

Cannessa Lewis’s parents realized during her childhood that their daughter was a talented athlete, and during high school, she was offered full ride soccer scholarships…


Ye olde fight club

As the rain pelted down onto their medieval armor, the two men began to stalk one another, figuring out how to defeat their opponent while…


Fast cars and gearheads

For most people, cars are just another machine that brings them from point A to point B, and on the way there it tries to…


Flipping tires

The popular conception of athletes who compete in strongman events is that they are always men who have bulging muscles that invoke images of Arnold…


Constructing languages

Everyday, the English language shifts and changes, with new words being introduced and old ones changing. This constant movement makes it one of the most…






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The Origin of Kava

According to Okusitino Sitake, a descendent of Tongan royalty living in North Highlands, this ceremony is used to celebrate the installation of royal titles or…


Kava: someone’s relaxation destination

Self-taught ethnobotanicalist Travis Blythe, who studies sacred plants, claims the effect of kava, a drink made from the pulp of the root of a Polynesian…