Often perceived as an expensive hobby for old men, the art of bonsai is often overlooked by younger generations living a bustling city life.
By LOUISE WATT Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s film authorities have suspended the license of a distributor that inflated box office figures for Hong Kong martial arts movie “Ip Man 3,” according to state media. The third installment of the franchise starring Donnie Yen opened in mainland China on March 4 and soon attracted […]
“I’m not a white male comedian.” Ed Hill knows himself. Hill, a Taiwanese Canadian, travels all over the world making people laugh. The CanAsian is embarking on a new venture as he simultaneously plans on recording his second comedy album later this month at the Columbia Center Theater in Seattle.
She is a two-time Olympic medalist, five-time world champion, and nine-time U.S. champion — and last Thursday, March 10, Michelle Kwan sat down in the Northwest Asian Weekly office for an exclusive interview to discuss her role within the Hillary Clinton campaign, her past travels as a U.S. envoy, her family, and whether fans will be able to see her on “Dancing with the Stars” any time soon.
By Donna Bryson Associated Press DENVER (AP) — When a Colorado teacher got her English language students talking and writing about the police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., she was able to draw parallels to events close to home. Cara Luchies, who works in a high school that is 50 percent [Latino], […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who visited the Philippines in January has tested positive for the Zika virus in the United States, the Philippines’ top health official said March 6. Health Secretary Janette Garin said her department was coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get more information about […]
During an hour-long break, five tired-looking Japanese girls logged onto Skype because they had a press interview with Northwest Asian Weekly. …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jacqueline Nguyen knows adversity.
She, her siblings, and their parents fled Vietnam, and the 10-year-old Nguyen spent her first days in the United States in 1975 in a refugee tent city at Camp Pendleton in California.
By Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans thought they had put their immigration problems behind them. After Sen. Harry Reid held onto his seat in 2010 by defending immigrants’ rights and in 2012 President Barack Obama handily won a state that is only 52 percent white, the state’s Republicans backed off […]
The 88th Academy Awards took place last Sunday and, as usual, a bunch of really rich white people dressed up nicely and gave each other statues made of gold. It’s been obvious that the Academy has a diversity problem. Yet, even when Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 14, we were struck by certain glaring […]