Once upon a time, or in 2023, there was a rebellion in Heaven. Angry at being looked over and never breaching Heaven’s glass ceiling, Niu Mowang, the Bull Demon, set out to steal the magical staff of the Monkey God, Sun Wukong, and overthrow the Jade Emperor.
‘Everything’ wins best picture, is everywhere at Oscars
The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
AAPIs dominate Oscar nominations
Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, He Kuy Quan, and Hong Chau each received their first Oscar nominations which were announced this morning.
A-POP: Guys, it’s not just hair. Also, hugs now cure casual racism.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, I write a lot of stuff about pro athletes, even though my understanding of sports is like how it feels when you’re lactose intolerant and splurge on an ice cream binge because it’s your birthday! Jeremy Lin sports controversial hair, appropriation or appreciation? It’s a tale as […]
Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a ‘bully,’ ‘not always honorable’
By ANGELA CHEN Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Actress Michelle Yeoh said on Oct. 17 that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein’s reputation and would have unleashed “years of martial arts training” on the fallen Hollywood mogul had he ever tried to sexually harass her. In a statement to The Associated Press, the Malaysian […]
The Top 10 APA Movies of 2012
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly From close-set family dramas to burgeoning blockbusters, Asian films were as strong as ever this year. Here are my picks for the top ten Asian Pacific American films that played in Seattle this year. 10. “The Secret World Of Arietty,” directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, starring Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, […]
Subtle storytelling and a love story color the “The Lady”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The recent news from Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, about Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party claiming victory for 40 of 45 contested seats in parliament seems to seal Suu Kyi’s incredible transformation from a longtime housebound prisoner […]
A-pop!’s API hall of fame/shame! — The 5 winners and 5 losers of 2011
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s list of the top five winners in pop culture sees an emergence not only of new faces that lit up the entertainment industry this past year, but also of a few older faces that returned after being out of the spotlight for some time.
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.
A-POP: And the Asian F goes to …
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last month started off with a bang as the media shined a light on those who have wronged the Asian community.