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.
Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]
Elevating game — Social media bringing rock group New Heights new fans
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A chance meeting at a mutual friend’s benefit event during high school spawned the birth of a young rock group that was originally a Christian rock group.
How 8 famous Asians exemplify (or defy!) their dragon traits
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jan. 23 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, and this year happens to be the Year of the Dragon. Occupying the fifth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the mightiest of the signs.
NWAW’s August must-reads
As the founder and managing director of Most Private Investigators Ltd. in Delhi, Vish Puri makes a living by screening and investigating prospective marriage partners.
Asians on TV … Tequila’s lawsuit gets dropped
The new season is here, and there’s a new Asian baby in Hollywood! This month, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt a baby from Korea, Tila Tequila continues her quest for attention, and Lisa Ling returns to her roots on “The View.”
Editorial: Sometimes, the simple act of caring makes all the difference
On March 17, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling from Current TV, a media venture by former Vice President Al Gore, were detained at the North Korean–Chinese border by the NK government.
Families plead for U.S. reporters’ release from North Korea
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For weeks after North Korean guards seized Laura Ling and Euna Lee near its borders and took the American journalists to Pyongyang, citing on criminal charges, Ling and Lee’s families waited quietly for news about them.
Those Disney stars just don’t learn
March was a month of highs and lows for Asian celebrities. Yao Ming, Ichiro Suziki, and Freida Pinto flexed their star power. Michelle Kwan attempted a comeback, Bai Ling released a new film, and Lisa Ling’s sister, Laura Ling, ran into some trouble. Things aren’t looking so good for Joe Jonas, who has not seemed to learn from Miley Cyrus’ embarrassing debacle.