Susan Lieu, creator, performer, and mastermind of the “140 LBS” live show, was only in grade school when her mother died. Her mother went in for what was supposed to be routine plastic surgery, and did not come out.
Best friends Malia Baldovi and Thomas Orlina hope to reach new audiences and represent the Asian American voice in their new digital talk show, “Two Besties Together” or TBT.
“We don’t have walls. We are anti-wall.” So spoke emcee Aleksa Manila at the kick-off of Seattle Symphony’s eleventh annual Celebrate Asia festival. Manila’s words were greeted with applause from a room full of people that came together to celebrate what sets us apart.
“Dragon Ball’’ may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years.
Playing a man who lives as a woman most of the time, a man who must convincingly pass as a woman to succeed in life, doesn’t come easy.
“A Silent Voice” hits the big screen in and around Seattle as one of the most widely-praised anime features in recent years — and from one of the very few female anime feature directors. It approaches the lives of the handicapped in Japan, what’s going right and wrong, and bullying issues to boot. It’s been supported by the Japanese deaf community. While I found the film uneven in its approach and its overall tone, it deserves attention and support for the following reasons.
There may be debates as to how to keep the momentum going after the success of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. What is not up for debate is that to encourage equal representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Hollywood, the momentum must continue.
Man, 2018 was a fun year for Asian-y stuff. I feel like there’s been a shift. It used to be that we’d featured the same ol’ entertainers year after year — like Bai Ling, who was a hot mess that we constantly had to talk a lot about at one point — because there were so few API entertainers.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Golden Globes have long had a reputation for being Hollywood’s most rollicking awards show, but Jan. 6’s proceedings began with a tender moment of reflection amid the romp and the revelry. “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here, to […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Visuals + action rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Story + dialogue rating: ⭐ I have two ratings for “Aquaman” because I was legitimately entertained and found this movie to be visually gripping. I will also never watch it ever again. Jason Momoa is the first reason to watch this I have loved […]