By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year is the year of the fire rooster. Roosters are observant people guided by instinct and intuition. Never ones to dwell too long over worries, roosters are hard-working in nature and have a strong concept of time. However, this also means they can be short-tempered and bothered by […]
Classical pianist Kevin Ahfat, appearing Jan. 19, 20, and 26 at the Seattle Symphony’s Shostakovich Festival, hails from Canada. But he claims an intriguing variety of cultural backgrounds.
Have you heard of Vietgone? That’s what my friend asked me over Facebook messenger.
Matt Damon criticized “outrageous” stories in the era of fake news as he responded on Dec. 6 to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production “The Great Wall” should have gone to an Asian actor.
From the Oscars debacle to the presidential election, 2016 was a crazy year in Hollywood and beyond. With 2016 coming to a close, let’s look back on some of the year’s biggest stories and controversies.
It’s not too often that the many achievements of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are highlighted in the media.
With Thanksgiving over and Christmas on the way, there’s no denying that the holiday season is officially here! Excitement is brewing in the air and Hollywood is no exception.
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote William Faulkner. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” wrote George Santayana.
Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Melissa McCarthy have all trained in Filipino martial arts (FMA) for action roles in movies. It’s an art that is known for self-defense techniques and the bluntness of its attacks.
As Troy Osaki stepped into the spotlight, a hush fell over the audience. As he started to speak, the tension clenched, started to build. His voice and how he relayed his words, at first moderated and methodic, ramped up in speed, momentum, and emotion, and he said: