Seattle’s International District (ID) has long been known as a haven for Asian snacks, desserts, and drinks. But for old-school eateries that have been in the neighborhood for a long time, the presence of the new 85°C Bakery Café could be detrimental to their livelihood.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Susan Lieu was just 11 years old when she saw her mother for the last time. That morning, Lieu and her mother, Phuong Ha, got into a fight — Lieu had been forbidden from trying out for the volleyball team. Distraught, Lieu told Ha she hated her. And with […]
With Seattle’s rainy season underway, there’s no denying that fall is upon us and that much time has passed since our last meeting together.
Streaming content is becoming more common among modern viewers with online heavyweights like Netflix and Hulu revolutionizing how people consume movies and television.
There’s been a lot of coverage lately on the growing controversy of whitewashed roles in film and television. The recent casting of Scarlett Johansson in the Japanese manga adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” has launched some particularly thoughtful think pieces on the issue.
There is an idiom about March that says it “comes in like a lion and [goes] out like a lamb.” While this refers to the weather, the expression is also relevant to the state of affairs in Hollywood — March started with a bang and ended on a cool and relaxed note. Read on to learn more about the lows and highs in pop culture last month.
With February coming to a close, we’ve finally reached the holiest of award shows: the Oscars. Read on to see what the Academy Awards meant to Asians and other news in Hollywood this past month.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The new year has just begun and already so much has happened in Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest on award ceremonies, castings, and more. Awards season: on winning trophies and being racist It is awards season and celebrities are hitting the red carpet in droves! At […]
If Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet were played by a female Korean American protagonist, what would that play be like?
“Do It For Umma,” a tragi-comedy written by local playwright Seayoung Yim, explores this very idea.
To Shenyang, a Chinese bass-baritone singer, his name represents a bridge between the opera performer’s Chinese roots and his international reputation.
“My full name, pronounced from first to last (Yang Shen), sounds like a ‘goat’s kidney’ in Chinese,” said Shenyang.