By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, I write a lot of stuff about pro athletes, even though my understanding of sports is like how it feels when you’re lactose intolerant and splurge on an ice cream binge because it’s your birthday! Jeremy Lin sports controversial hair, appropriation or appreciation? It’s a tale as […]
By ANGELA CHEN Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Actress Michelle Yeoh said on Oct. 17 that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein’s reputation and would have unleashed “years of martial arts training” on the fallen Hollywood mogul had he ever tried to sexually harass her. In a statement to The Associated Press, the Malaysian […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly From close-set family dramas to burgeoning blockbusters, Asian films were as strong as ever this year. Here are my picks for the top ten Asian Pacific American films that played in Seattle this year. 10. “The Secret World Of Arietty,” directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, starring Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, […]
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 […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s list of the top five winners in pop culture sees an emergence not only of new faces that lit up the entertainment industry this past year, but also of a few older faces that returned after being out of the spotlight for some time.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column.
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last month started off with a bang as the media shined a light on those who have wronged the Asian community.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, officials said last Tuesday. The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on […]
Jeong, who currently plays the egotistical Ben Chang on the ABC sitcom “Community,” recently hosted the 2011 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) in Las Vegas
The original “Kung Fu Panda,” an animated film from 2008, gave us the enchanting, if unlikely, premise of an overfed giant panda (voiced by Jack Black) who struggles to master kung fu.