By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Robert Chinn Foundation inducted 4 new members to its Asian Hall of Fame for 2015. UFC Fighter Benson Henderson, billiards aficionado Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, Dancing with the Stars judge Carie Ann Inaba, and NBC News anchor Betty Nguyen were inducted at a ceremony at The Fairmont […]
China’s Black Friday was 11.11
By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,
A-pop! Ling, logos, and Levine
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The leaves are changing colors and so are happenings in the media. All your favorite fall shows are back and some newbies are hitting the scene as well! Read on to see what’s new for Asian Americans in the television and pop culture scene.
A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is over. With the yellow school buses rolling in, it’s a sure sign that fall is right around the corner. But who said you still can’t savor the remnants of August? Let’s take a second to remember end-of-summer highlights with some of […]
Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC)’s U.S.-China Institute. He served as a foreign
Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”
Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]
A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Pop culture meets sports! Something big happened in Seattle this past weekend. Perhaps you caught it on TV? Our city celebrated a big win with the Super Bowl this past Sunday — congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th man! — and the big game included an incredible halftime […]
Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
Artist Kip Fulbeck signs books at Wing Luke Museum’s Annual Dinner and Auction
Spoken word artist, film director, author, and professor Kip Fulbeck was present at the Wing Luke Annual Dinner and Auction as a special guest, signing copies of his fourth book, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids.”