Week 4: the final stretch “Breathless,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda Song-hoon (Yang Ik-june) is an enforcer for his gangster friend Man-shik (Jeong Man-shik). Song-hoon’s personal life, filled with childhood memories of being a victim of domestic abuse from his father, enables him to easily direct his clenched fists and bad temper toward anyone, […]
By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Just when we think we’ve leaned enough about the weapons used during WWII, a documentary entitled “On Paper Wings” draws our attention to a Japanese weapon many of us have previously not heard about, shedding light on an important part of American history that has been overlooked.
By Caroline Li Northwest Asian Weekly I saw a line wrapping around the block awaiting the arrival of Epik High on a Saturday night at the King Cat Theater in Belltown. The Korean pop stars posed for photos outside the venue before performing to the sold out crowd.
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The eclectic sounds of “Tim Be Told” are spreading like wildfire across college campuses and on the Internet. The band’s musical genre is a mixture of pop, soul, and rock. The group emerged from the University of Virginia campus, where it recorded its first album, “Getting By,” inside a […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.
Week 3: Real life is a drag “The Red Race,” China/Germany Reviewed by Jason Cruz Do you ever wonder why the Chinese have great gymnasts at the Summer Olympics?
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly While visiting Cambodia in 2000, American arts patron Anne H. Bass witnessed a rising star. Then 15 years old, Sokvannara “Sy” Sar performed a dance at Cambodia’s famous Preah Kahn temple and caught Bass’ eye.
By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly This past Saturday, May 23, the Seattle Japanese Community Queen held its 50th annual coronation ceremony at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Hosted by Jeopardy Clue Crew member Kelly Miyahara and longtime API community leader Terry Nakano, the two-and-a-half hour ceremony was filled with culture, […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin apologized for making a joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride that provoked a sharp response in the Philippines.
By Indra Harsaputra The Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.