This Thai feature doesn’t show us the island until very late in the film. It’s not all that big on funerals either. What it does show us, for most of its 1 hour and 44 minutes, is three people arguing which direction to go in their car. One of them is always sure that at least one of the others is wrong — that they missed a turn, took a wrong turn, blew through an intersection, or got spun around in wide, slow-going circles.
She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
An interview with food show co-host Harry Yuan By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly In an episode of Day of Gluttony, food and travel host Harry Yuan and co-host compadre Bruce Aguirre hit a particular city and dine at 24 restaurants in 24 hours. For our Thanksgiving issue, the Northwest Asian Weekly speaks with Harry about […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly We live in a time when films like the recently released “Burnt” and “Chef” (2014) project the glory of chefs and the culinary profession to the yelping masses, but “East Side Sushi” is not that. Protagonist Juana is a single mother struggling to support her daughter with menial jobs […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly I remember my hometown in California before it became the predominantly Korean and Chinese populated area that it is today. I remember bringing the leftovers my mother made to school and the shame I felt when the entire lunch table cleared out at the sight of my Dan Dan […]
The Asian Weekly would like to pay tribute to an amazing woman, and not just because she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We have been fortunate to have Grace Lee Boggs as an activist for the past century. Tiffany Ran interviewed Boggs in 2012 for the Weekly and Ran wrote: “In the early 1930s, at […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Few film festivals in the country can rival the diversity and caliber of films than our own Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which has for the past 41 years also spotlighted a wide range of Asian and Asian American films. This year, the themes touched on by Asian films […]
“The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor” Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In one lifetime, Dr. Haing S. Ngor went from Cambodian refugee to Academy Award winner, author, and activist only to be gunned down outside of his home in Los Angeles in 1996. Not to be confused with original film where Ngor served as […]
The Chinese Mayor Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In the last 1600 years, the city of Datong has degenerated from ancient cultural capital to one of China’s most polluted cities. “The Chinese Mayor” follows controversial mayor Geng Yanbo as he strives to revitalize Datong and lessen the city’s economic reliance on coal. In the process, Geng […]