By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Editor’s note: At the beginning of the year, we ran a poll on our Web site asking our readers whether they liked our book reviews. Based on the feedback we received, we decided to run a monthly book recommendation list. We hope you enjoy it.
Directed by Zhang-ke Jia, “24 City” is a Chinese film that blends documentary and fiction. It opens with a grim tone: Factory workers heat and hammer metal, and shots reveal people lingering alone and in smaller groups. The film follows individuals as they recount the story of how a factory turned into an apartment complex, a reflection of how China modernized.
The controversy of the month belongs to Jackie Chan and his comments regarding freedom for Chinese people. That being said, other Asians excelled. Yao Ming is leading the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, Lindsay Price stars in a television pilot, and Freida Pinto is declared beautiful. In addition, a long awaited update on journalist Laura Ling and Euna Kim.
In Oysterville, squirrels sing like birds and raccoons roam like bears, according to renowned mainland Chinese writers Qingbang Liu and Yinong Xiao.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Acclaimed movie actor and host of the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” Mark Dacascos was the host at the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s Year of New Beginnings Dinner and Auction. The event took place on April 4 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. It featured local chefs Gerold […]
By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY To many people, Vern Yip is best known as the former designer on the long-running television show, “Trading Spaces,” on The Learning Channel. Others identify Yip as the current host and creator of “Deserving Design” on Home and Garden Television. However, if someone were to ask Yip if he […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Please set your volume high,” urges Japanese director Go Shibata in his introduction for the DVD release of his second feature film, “Late Bloomer.”
By Evangeline Café Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino pop sensation Sarah Geronimo drew nearly 2,000 fans to Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Friday, April 3. The concert was part of Geronimo’s “The Next One” U.S. tour, which featured fellow recording artists Mark Bautista, Billy Crawford, and Charlie Green. Geronimo treated her fans to a dynamic performance, belting […]
By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to children’s books, many have the common assumption that these books can’t offer children more than a cute story and pages of colorful illustrations.
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly This week, I talked with Chinese-born American actress Bai Ling over the phone. We discussed her new movie, being an Asian actress in Hollywood, China, and — of course — the controversial Playboy photo shoot. Hello, Bai Ling. How are you doing? Good. I am in beautiful San Francisco.