Part of the fun of the Super Bowl, aside from watching the Seahawks become champions of the world, is the commercials. There’s always one or two that get people riled up, and this year, Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad was one such culprit. The ad depicts scenes of Americans of all ages and colors playing and […]
By Assunta Ng Would you like to travel to new countries at a cost of $100 a day, including room, multiple meals, and transportation?
By Norma Love Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Thin paper sky lanterns, lit from inside by candles that send them floating aloft, have been popular for centuries at Asian festivals. But now U.S. fire officials want them banned.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The 8th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival, presented by community organization Tasveer, brings together dozens of films from all over South Asia, from all genres, from horror to drama to film shorts. Three interesting selections are “Miss Lovely,” ‘The Rajini Effect.” and “Valley of Saints.” “Miss Lovely,” directed […]
By Jimmy Lee New America Media When Andy Park attended the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3 on May 3, with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, he saw the products of his work up on the silver screen. Having the opportunity to bring his wife to the star-studded event was just one perk of […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic “God particle” last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The recent news from Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, about Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party claiming victory for 40 of 45 contested seats in parliament seems to seal Suu Kyi’s incredible transformation from a longtime housebound prisoner […]
APIA, Samoa (AP) — Two days after winning for the first time in its soccer history, American Samoa stretched its unbeaten run to two games.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Justice Steven Gonzalez was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. He is the second Latino ever to be in such a prominent position. For the past 10 years, Gonzalez served on the bench as Superior Court Judge, appointed by former Gov. Gary Locke. […]