By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters Written by Margaret Dilloway, illustrated by Choong Yoon Disney Hyperion, 2016 Xander Miyamoto is not exactly what you’d call hero material. Athletics are not his strength and at 12, all the sixth-grader wants to do is draw comics and create computer […]
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 Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Director Steve James, the mastermind of award-winning documentary films such as “Hoop Dreams” and “Stevie,” knows that his new film works on a verbal level, at least as much as its visual level. Indeed, knock out the images from “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and the voices would tell […]
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With his new feel-good YouTube series that airs every other Friday, Your Time with Thomas! (YTWT), Thomas Orlina hopes to promote diversity and inspire others to follow their dreams.
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.
The first thing we see is a first person perspective of someone running around, shooting everyone with pinpoint precision, and stabbing multiple assailants. Blood sprays and limbs go flying in the air. Each goon is dispatched in spectacular style and barely scratches our hidden assassin.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we look at two teens on their way up and a basketball numbers guy on the way to the Bay Area.
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.
“I just love singing,” enthused Korean soprano Yeonji Lee, making her debut with Seattle Opera in the new production, “An American Dream.” “Singing makes me feel alive. Singing makes my heart beat. Particularly, I like singing because I’m using my whole body to create music.”