By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Flipping through fashion magazines, it’s apparent that male Asian American models aren’t very prevalent. There are the typical stereotypes that ac-company the stigma of being a male model — a thin, muscular body and usually, white skin. When there are ethnic models, they are usually Black. This uneven balance […]
By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, should people still care about the demographics of whom other people date? Does racial makeup account for anything anymore? To some, perhaps.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Energy secretary.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and will kill more Americans this year than breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancers combined. The Chinese American population has the highest death rates for lung and bronchial cancer among all Asian American groups.
In a nation that gets fatter every year, how do we encourage children to become active in sports? Playing Madden NFL ‘09 hour after hour on the Playstation does not count.
The problem with rumors is that sometimes it gets too big and takes on a life of its own. The Northwest Asian Weekly first learned of former Gov. Gary Locke’s so-called ‘talks’ with President-elect Obama from a Chinese news agency that called to talk to the NWAW’s publisher, Assunta Ng.
Alex Kuo’s latest book, “White Jade and Other Stories” rides a rocky divide. Writing from a ChineseAmerican perspective, the short pieces that make up this collection support his personal political agenda. As such his voice does need to be heard, but literature does not sit easy with work that is one-sided, driven by emotion instead of reason and flagrantly guilty of the twin sins of omission and distortion.
Peruse the shelves a scant 30 years ago and books by Asian Americans would be few and far between. However, times have changed thanks to key individuals who have etched the trails for API writers today.
Twenty volunteers from the Chinese Students Association from the University of Washington (CSA) gladly gave out bags of rice to seniors in need on Oct. 4.
Award-winning author Shawn Wong grew up in an era defined by bellbottom pants, tie-dyed shirts and young revolutionaries screaming the mantra: “Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll.”