By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Texas and Arkansas aren’t known for their Asian Americans populations. Working and living there can be eye-opening experiences, as it was for Seattle-based writer Shin Yu Pai, whose latest poetry collection, AUX ARCS, releases in July. The collection encompasses her experiences living and working in the two states, spotlighting […]
Dis/orient/ed Comedy — Five Asian comedians visit Seattle in sold-out show
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Random, hilarious, and relatable, five funny Asian women took Seattle by storm at the Renton Civic Theater last Saturday, March 16.
DEVONATION — A Fashion Star is Born
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dream. Evolution. Freedom. These were the attributes that Devon Yan-Berrong wanted to
NWAW staff earns four SPJ awards
The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards to the staff at Northwest Asian Weekly on May 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. NWAW won awards in four categories. —The staff (which includes Jason Cruz, Andrew Hamlin, Nina Huang, Vivian Nguyen, Han Bui, and Stacy Nguyen) got […]
Seattle’s first Pride ASIA starts at International District
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly While Seattle has long had Pride Festival, it will also celebrate its first Pride ASIA event on June 23, a multicultural event for the Asian LGBTQ community in Seattle. Aleksa Manila, host of Seattle’s Best Karaoke Contest and former Miss Gay Seattle, agreed to host the event after being […]
Trevina Wang sets high goals for King Street Station’s renovation project — Can the historic King Street landmark earn LEED Platinum certification?
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly King Street Station sits on the border of Pioneer Square near the International District, and it’s undergoing a facelift with the help of the King Street Station Restoration Project. The station opened to the public in 1906.
Sinoy Brown hopes to make dreams come true for Asian rappers
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bounthavy Sayasane was born in Laos, but moved to the United States when he was a baby. Friends and fans know him better as Sinoy Brown or Sinoy Blaze, the rapper. But family members call him ‘Noy.’ Brown and his business partner, G-Dub, started the West Coast North record […]
Oct. 7: Northwest Asian Weekly earns 7 WNPA awards
Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW)’s staff member and reporters garnered seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented in Everett at the WNPA’s 124th annual convention. Winners from NWAW:
Bert and Josie Golla: Dynamic leaders for Filipinos, locally and abroad
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bert and Josephine “Josie” Golla may be two of the busiest people in Seattle. When he’s not working on his clients’ finances and taxes and when she’s not managing her adult care facility, they’re helping the Filipino community in Seattle and those in the Philippines in a huge way. […]
Yola Lu says she’s not the next Margaret Cho (but still hilarious)
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly She’s real. She’s funny. And she’s not trying to be the next Margaret Cho. Taiwanese American Yola Lu is a University of Washington graduate, a vegetarian, and probably one of the very few Asian Americans who aren’t pursuing their college degree to start a career. As Yola started going […]