The ti leaf is dark green and glossy. Using her hands, Kalei’okalani Matsui deftly weaves, folds, shapes and bends the leaves into a rope, adding more leaves to elongate the lei. Her fingers move quickly, bracelets clinking gently around her wrists from the movement of well practiced wilii, the technique of twisting and weaving together lei.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He was forced into making drugs. He was forced into selling drugs. He was forced into sexual slavery as a small child. He grew up through horrors many people couldn’t conceive of. Maikaru Douangluxay-Cloud, sometimes known as Michael, allows all the above. It’s all part of his story. But […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly At long last, the new live action version of Disney’s Mulan has been released, after multiple delays due to COVID-19, not in theaters in the United States, but on Disney Plus as of Sept. 4. The movie, which is the largest budget Hollywood film ever with an Asian cast […]
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A true fan of Keanu Reeves. I don’t mean “John Wick” Keanu. I mean “Point Break” Keanu. I’m talking “Dangerous Liaisons” Keanu.
At 80, Patti Warashina has accomplished a lot and received many prestigious awards in her distinguished art career, but her latest achievement was the 2020 Visionary Award from the Smithsonian Institute. And, this is the first time it’s been awarded to a ceramic artist.
Beginning Sept. 4, we are going to Mars, again, or trying to, via the new Netflix series, “Away.”
Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club’’ a Japanese American girl named Claudia.
Catherine Deneuve plays an icon of French cinema in “The Truth.’’ She even chose her own middle name, Fabienne, for her character who says things like, “I’d rather have been a bad friend and a bad mother and a great actress.’’
They say that art imitates life. Yet it does more than that. Art explains life, and art helps us understand our lives.
One of the first things you hear from Ellie Chu, the protagonist of Netflix’s latest teen rom-com “The Half of It,” is: “This is not a love story.”