By David Germain AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — With 11 Academy Awards nominations — second only to “Lincoln” with 12 — and the sort of global box office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, “Life of Pi” is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big screen. Approaching $600 million […]
Scandals and mysteries abound in this month’s recommended reads
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tokyo Heist By Diana Renn Viking, 2012 When Violet Rossi, a lover of all things Japan, finds out her father is commissioned to paint a mural in Tokyo, the 16-year-old is thrilled.
A Tom Hardy classic reborn in Winterbottom’s “Trishna”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly U.K.-born director Michael Winterbottom made his reputation
The best, exotic landscape of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” begins with a gray clamminess, where seven English characters work to
A-POP! column: Another whitewashed cast
Pop superstar Lady Gaga released her song “Born This Way” as the lead single from her second studio album of the same name.
Beggars are mostly hidden from New Delhi tourists during Commonwealth games
NEW DELHI (AP) — The banners were erected at the little hillside enclave while everyone was at work, long blue and purple signs with a smiling cartoon tiger proclaiming the arrival of the Commonwealth Games.
Critics: ‘Airbender’ & ‘Prince’ were whitewashed
Ever since he first came out of a block of ice in the Nickelodeon cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the other tribes in his fictional, Asian-inspired
Indian American will host MTV Movie Awards
How was everyone’s March? It’s time for an update on last month’s activities of your favorite Asian American celebrities! Tiger Woods announced his return to golf, “The Cove” won Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, Aziz Ansari prepared to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Nicole Scherzinger joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Blog: You don’t need Yo-Yo Ma or Midori to pack Benaroya Hall
Local stars can be attractive, too. It’s up to us to discover them. If you were not among the 2,376 people in the audience at Celebrate Asia!, a remarkable performance showcasing Asian American talents collaborating with mainstream musicians, you missed one of the most exciting events in Seattle. Held at the Benaroya Hall on Jan. […]
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.