Zeheng Huang has been picked to play the Prince for the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)’s Nutcracker, now showing through Dec. 28 at McCaw Hall. “He may be one of the very few Asian males for the character,” his mother Lilian Chen told the Northwest Asian Weekly. There had been several Asian female dancers in the past for the Nutcracker.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Dec. 7 marks the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. And while it’s been eight decades since the Japanese attacked the Oahu naval base, comprehensive information about Japan’s role in World War II is still hard to find in the west. Takuma Melber is working to address this with his […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In this column, we will revisit the past a few times in order to understand the context of the present. I know that sounds all deep and stuff, but I assure you, it is not. We’re mostly going to be talking about how people of color, especially Asians, get […]
Netflix’s live action “Cowboy Bebop” released to streaming on Nov. 19. Based on the original anime, the show follows a crew of space age bounty hunters—“cowboys”—as they cruise the dilapidated universe in their dilapidated spaceship—“Bebop”—accompanied by a loveable Corgi and eventually, a wacked out hacker named Ed.
By TERRY TANG What’s in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of “Sesame Street,” her name is a sign she was meant to live there. “So, in Korean traditionally the two syllables they each mean something different and Ji means, like, smart or wise. And Young means, like, brave or courageous and […]
The Thursday night opening of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe feature “Eternals,” at Northgate’s Regal Thornton Place, went as matter-of-factly as most rollouts of big movies do, given our times. In a single-filed line, the gatekeeper checked vaccination cards one at a time. Popcorn got bought, plus soda (the Icee machine was down for the count).
One of the hottest “clubs” in Hollywood is run by “Crazy Rich Asians” actor Jimmy O. Yang and his producing partners. There’s no DJ or bottle service. If you gain entry, you better know how to eat a Dungeness crab.
Carly Ann Calbero knows artists have to make sacrifices to get where they’re going. But she also knows it’s okay to ask a parent or guardian for help.
In 1995, as fundamentalism began to take root in Pakistan, teenager Anvar Faris and his family—not quite unanimously—decide to leave their home in Karachi to start over in California. When they get there, Anvar’s deeply devout mother and model-Muslim brother are the first to adjust to American life, while Anvar’s more laidback father initially struggles. As for Anvar, he commits to (and takes pride in) being a bad Muslim.
Of course, whether or not I like a movie is totally subjective and based on me. But not entirely. Some movies are dubbed classics and nearly everyone likes them, while other movies are quirky cult-classics that only a select few enjoy. But whether or not you will like 2021’s “Dune,” the newest attempt to put Frank Herbert’s story on the big screen, depends very much on who you are and what you bring to the movie.