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.
Takei says Cho good choice for ‘Star Trek’
By Heather Tan The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Portraying USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the latest “Star Trek” movie comes with big shoes to fill, but the man who played the part in the TV series and six films has given his blessing.
A-pop! Goodbye Ebert, goodbye Lin, hello China.
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-pop! Top 10 Pop Culture Stories from 2012
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With 2013 officially underway, everyone is clamoring for a fresh start by tackling their New Year’s resolutions.
A-pop! Castles don’t float in Asia, Roger Mayweather is bananas
A-pop! All things Asian in popular culture By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month was wacky. In the words of the inimitable Sharon Stone, “Is that karma, when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?” Think about that as I run through the latest haps in pop culture. It’s not racist […]
A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column.
The 2009 Asian celebrity wall of fame … and the 2009 hall of shame
Welcome to the special 13th edition of my pop culture column! After one year of covering Asian Americans in pop culture, I have witnessed a lot of ups and downs. It is on that note that I present my list of top celebrities and figures that reflected how far Asians have come in pop culture and the bottom five that were flat out embarrassing.
This month: Victoria’s Secret unveils first Asian angel
This November included some highs and lows for Asian American performers, some breakups, a World Series performance, a film with a mostly Asian cast, an angel, and my favorite, a sexiest man title! Let’s get the bad news over with!
Paz sings a new tune for Asian American actors
“I pretty much got my education in theater, on the road, on that tour in each city. … I kind of went to the University of [Miss] Saigon,” actress Jennifer Paz said laughingly.