By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A more diverse cast brings a more diverse audience, which brings in more money. That’s according to a study released on June 21 by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The study examined 413 theatrical films released between January 2014 through December 2016, and found that for many of the highest-grossing […]
Brian Imanuel is a 17-year-old Indonesian of Chinese descent who happens to be really, really talented at rapping.
“China Queer,” an installment of Fusion TV’s “The Naked Truth” documentary series, takes the viewer inside China, China’s LGBTQ scene, and the rapidly-imploding rights of LGBTQ people to self-expression and their own identities.
By YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has an answer to where the controversy over the theatrical releases of Netflix movies started: his cinematic ambition. Bong said last week that Netflix never pushed for the theatrical release of his “Okja,” but he did so himself so people […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Challenging the status quo at the Port of Seattle Commission are two women of color running for Position 1. While one is a seasoned politician, the other is a young Port of Seattle staffer. We get a look at what they hope to change if they get a seat […]
Enter a room of infinite lights or dots that appear to float across an endless reflective plane simulated by numerous glass mirrors and one might feel the sense of cosmic wonderment or surreal harmony which artist Yayoi Kusama envisioned as part of her work.
“I want to know, where are the adults? No matter what the price, we can’t dump this on the next generation. This generation must complete our mission!”
On June 1, ArtsWest will feature its production of “Sweeney Todd”, but the production will not just be the classic “Sweeney Todd” that everyone knows, says actor Ben Gonio, who is casted as the play’s lead.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. drew national attention to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old Black teenager. Strained community-police relations continue as diversity — ethnic, gender, religion, sexual orientation, experience, background — in law enforcement agencies and other reforms still have a long way […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Twelve organizations in the Seattle area will receive matching grants of $5,000 each. Several of the groups are Asian and help enrich the cultural fabric of the region. In situations where words fall short, art has the ability to bridge gaps, foster understanding, and help people connect. Seattle has […]