By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer “Parasite’’ director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand out the festival’s top awards, including the prestigious Golden Lion. He’ll be the first South Korean to hold the post. […]
Ramin Bahrani, the Iranian-American filmmaker, started out small, with the simple story of a pushcart vendor, a Pakistani immigrant selling coffee and doughnuts in New York, in 2005’s “Man Push Cart.’’
Seattle native Harry Ong helped to usher in President Joe Biden’s administration on Jan. 20 as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. The band performed “Hail to the Chief” and accompanied Lady Gaga for her performance of the national anthem. Gunnery Sgt. Ong plays the clarinet and he began his musical […]
The Committee of 100 (C100) recently elected former Gov. Gary Locke as its chair. C100 is a non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. As Washington’s governor, Locke oversaw the creation of 280,000 new private sector jobs. As Commerce Secretary, he led President Obama’s National Export Initiative to […]
Hello Em Viet Coffee & Roastery held a grand opening on Jan. 24. Located on 1127 Weller Street inside the Friends of Little Saigon building, it is owned by Nghia Bui and Yenvy Pham, who also co-owns Pho Bac Sup Shop. The cafe specializes in Vietnamese roasts and snacks, and will emphasize to-go offerings until […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is expanding its COVID-19 testing site hours in the International District to Monday, and Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. starting Jan. 28 for the foreseeable future. The address is 720 8th Avenue South, in front of the ID Medical and Dental Clinic. Free testing is available and open […]
The music stopped for the Seattle Symphony in early March of 2020, when the organization learned that a stay-at-home order was set in place for the health and safety of people from the spread of the coronavirus.
Two new films about Wuhan were released on Jan. 22, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast.
Welcome to the first 2021 edition of A-pop! I have some reheated leftovers from the end of 2020 for you (mmm, I love leftovers!) as well as some shiny new items to share. Let’s get to it!
Which is hardest to resist? Fresh bread, dessert, or fried chicken?