By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun may be out in Seattle, but it’s definitely not shining in all parts of Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest pop culture news and media happenings for Asians and Asian Americans in Hollywood—the good and the ugly. The whitest Asian character in Hollywood Another month, […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on 2013’s biggest hits and misses in pop culture. It’s been an interesting year, which saw Asian Americans breaking ground in new ways in pop media, as well as some spectacularly offensive moments from […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Justin Lin, born in Taiwan but raised in California, caught the attention of the public and the Asian community with “Shopping For Fangs” and “Better Luck Tomorrow,” two edgy and sometimes gritty portrayals of a countercultural, and sometimes outright-criminal, existence. He’s currently plugged into the “Fast & Furious” […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Honoring Roger Ebert In early April, the world bid adieu to Roger Ebert, famed writer, journalist, and film critic, who passed away after an 11-year battle with cancer. He was an unparalleled figure in the world of film criticism, and he was often known for championing cinematic work from […]
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November underway and Halloween behind us, I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and avoided dressing in ethnic or race-based costumes. Read on to see which fools in the media didn’t follow suit this past month.