By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly The New York Daily News reported Dec. 3 that Tony Award-winning playwright and Yale alum David Henry Hwang was recovering in his Brooklyn-area home after being the victim of a random assault. Hwang was apparently walking near his home when he was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant […]
The Asian Weekly recently received a letter about Jenn Fang’s article on Peter Liang. A brief recap: Peter Liang was the New York City police officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last year. Liang is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct. In response to the article about Liang, […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly In a week that has already left me disheartened over the state of race in America today, the last thing I really needed was to read the details of the prosecution’s case against Peter Liang. The trial against NYPD officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly On April 28, the judge in Nan-Hui Jo’s child abduction case rejected the motion to dismiss the guilty verdict against her, and sentenced Jo to 175 days of jail (counted as time served) and three years probation. A jury found Jo guilty of child abduction in March — despite errors […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly After a month of increasing social media outrage over the plight of Adam Crapser, the Korean American adoptee and abuse survivor appeared in a US immigration court April 2 on what was also Crapser’s 40th birthday. His deportation hearing is being held in Oregon in front of immigration Judge Michael […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly By his own admission, Adam Thomas Crapser has had a difficult journey; but through it all, he has worked hard to create what he calls a “a semblance of a ‘normal’ life”. In 1979, Adam arrived in the United States with his older sister as a transnational and transracial […]
By Jenn Fang For Northwest Asian Weekly The internet is in an uproar this week over Julien Blanc, an American and self-described “dating expert” who travels the globe giving workshops to men who are seeking to become so-called pick-up artists.
Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return. Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]