By KEITH UHLIG Wausau Daily Herald WESTON, Wis. (AP) — She’s been called the “Hmong Adele,” but her fame so far has been found only among Asian Americans. The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Maa Vue’s singing and music videos in Hmong have inspired more than 37,000 people to subscribe to her YouTube channel, and […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Louise Chernin, CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), arrived in Seattle from Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1971 — “nearly a native,” as she joked. “Seattle was a ‘sleepy town,’” she remembered, at the “tail end of the ‘Boeing Bust,’ when billboards stated, “Will the last person leaving Seattle, […]
By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As you may have guessed from the title, Chasing the Dragon is about drugs. This story is about the infamous Ng Sek-Ho (Donnie Yen), who emigrated from China with his buddies to make a name for himself in Hong Kong in the 1960s. After arriving, Ho and his buddies […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “The World of Extreme Happiness,” a play written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, tells the story of a Chinese girl, left to die in a slop bucket because she’s born female. She survives, makes her way to the big city, and finds both intrigue and pain in her struggle to […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Actor Daniel Dae Kim confirmed last week that he’s joined the cast of the new “Hellboy” reboot by Lionsgate and Millennium. “I’m excited to confirm that I’ve officially joined the cast of Hellboy,” said Kim in a Facebook post. “We start shooting [on Sept. 13] and I’ll be playing Ben […]
By Brandon Hadi NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for their behavior, whether you know it or not.” — Luke Tang You’re seated in a small noodle shop in a college town. It seats 30. The noodle shop quickly fills up, but you were lucky to have been seated already. […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Riz Ahmed has become the first man of Asian descent, and the first Muslim actor, to win an acting award at the Emmys. The British actor of Pakistani descent won in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role in ‘The Night Of.’ He […]
Monika Jolly, who stars as Zarina in ArtsWest’s production of Ayad Ahktar’s play, “The Who & The What,” came by the role in a manner you don’t hear about every day. She created it.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Sara Porkalob’s autobiographical solo show “Dragon Lady” begins in a basement, in darkness. A hissing sound, like a dragon or maybe just a heavy smoker struggling for air, shoots out through the playhouse air. Lights come up. Over the next 90 minutes, the set, courtesy of designer Jennifer Zeyl, […]
Kevin Kwan believes that America will embrace the “Crazy Rich Asians” movie, which is based on his best-selling novel of the same name. The Singaporean novelist was in Hong Kong recently to promote “Rich People Problems,” the third and last book in his “Crazy Rich” trilogy.