Brian Imanuel is a 17-year-old Indonesian of Chinese descent who happens to be really, really talented at rapping.
Paul Hiroshima had it all. He was charming and good looking, known for his artistic talents and a great dancer.
“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 Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Candidates running for Seattle mayor have been invited to speak about issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. Gary Bose, Tiniell Cato, Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Mike McGinn, Cary Moon, James Norton, Larry Oberto, and Nikkita Oliver have confirmed they will be present at the June […]
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 […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The controversy regarding the large-scale hotel development in Seattle’s International District (ID) has escalated this summer due to the proposed development schedule and increasing debate in the community. Opposite ends of the arguments range from the new development that will help introduce commerce and industry in a neighborhood which […]
By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on June 19 struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Do you remember what you accomplished when you were in your 20s? If you scratch your head, sigh, and think, “Absolutely nothing,” you are not alone. While some regret many missed opportunities to serve the community, it’s never too late to help others or give back. The founders and […]
The intention, according to band leader Simon Tam, was to convey a positive spin on the word “slant” (a familiar slur against people of Asian descent) especially since all the members of the Portland, Ore.-based band, “The Slants,” are Asian American. “We can talk about our perspective, our slant on life if you will, and […]