By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Honoring Roger Ebert In early April, the world bid adieu to Roger Ebert, famed writer, journalist, and film critic, who passed away after an 11-year battle with cancer. He was an unparalleled figure in the world of film criticism, and he was often known for championing cinematic work from […]
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The holiday season typically compels people to perform acts of goodwill despite conflicts and differences. This season, however, is off to a poor start with all the hate that’s been spewed about Asians lately. What ever happened to the […]
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November underway and Halloween behind us, I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and avoided dressing in ethnic or race-based costumes. Read on to see which fools in the media didn’t follow suit this past month.
The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards to the staff at Northwest Asian Weekly on May 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. NWAW won awards in four categories. —The staff (which includes Jason Cruz, Andrew Hamlin, Nina Huang, Vivian Nguyen, Han Bui, and Stacy Nguyen) got […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The dim computer screen blinked back at Timothy Wang as his fingers flitted across the keyboard, typing in the web address for www.gay.com. Once the social networking website loaded, he skimmed the online profile photos, seeing only a sea of white faces reflecting back at him. Wang finally settled […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Standing on “the bridge” at Pike Place Market — the Desimone bridge suspended over Western Avenue in downtown Seattle and home to the Market’s craft vendors — Carly Calbero sings and strums her guitar as visitors pass by. Sometimes, people will stop to listen, surprised that such a strong […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Comedy is supposed to be funny, right? Several comedians came under fire for making homophobic jokes during their standup routines. Among these ostracized funnymen is Filipino American actor and comedian Jo Koy. Koy is best known for being a regular on the weekly late night comedy talk show “Chelsea […]
Compiled by Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of hurdles that new immigrants face in the United States. Not only do most have to learn a new language, they also have to navigate through the complicated cultural differences. <!–more–> In honor of American Independence Day, we asked some of […]
In a city hailed for its alternative and indie rock music scene, Seattle doesn’t have much street cred when it comes to mainstream hip hop.
When the groundhog failed to see its shadow this past February, people were eager to usher in spring early. But as trees and flower begin to bloom