Moana is the first Disney film to depict Polynesian culture, and activists had been voicing their concerns for months that the movie would be an inaccurate portrayal of their culture.
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:
At a young age, Sili Savusa was exposed to community work through her parents. As a result of a hurricane in Samoa in the 1970s, her parents did a lot of organizing to help with the relief of those affected. Through that work and the ability to help the community, her parents started the first Samoa nonprofit agency.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Boxers” By Gene Luen Yang First Second, 2013 It’s 1898, and foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the Chinese countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao, a young man living with his father and two brothers, has had enough and decides to do something about it. He joins — […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Well, now I’ve done it. I didn’t think I would. Actually, I was sure I wouldn’t. I’ve got too much on my plate already. I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. Even if I wanted to, I just don’t have the time, so no way. It’s just not […]
“Of Race and Reconciliation,” an hour-long documentary produced by Tacoma’s KBTC television station and currently available on the station’s website, comes well-directed, well-assembled, well-written, and well-polished.
Saleem Juma walks into the disability office on campus and hands the girl at the counter a set of forms.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at a Husky Hall of Famer, Kim Ng is passed up once again, and a U.S. basketball team plays in Japan.
A gorgeous home on Lake Washington is what Jason Lee and his wife Mia call home.