By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Canadian director Jeff Chiba Stearns, of mixed Japanese and European heritage, shot a feature documentary, “One Big Hapa Family,” and a number of animated shorts, including one rendered entirely on Post-its, before and around his new feature documentary, “Mixed Match.” But the new film, about the difficulties of […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Intro: Maya Lin successfully crosses over from being an architect to an artist and environmentalist, and through all her work, she makes you aware of your surroundings and gain a different perspective. Simplicity is the crowning reward of art. Maya Lin, an artist, architect, and environmentalist, finds her way […]
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.
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.
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:
With Seattle’s rainy season underway, there’s no denying that fall is upon us and that much time has passed since our last meeting together.