By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) won 11 awards at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) 2019 Better Newspaper Contest, including four first place wins—a record in NWAW history. WNPA representatives announced the winners during the annual convention awards dinner in Olympia on Oct. 11. Stacy Nguyen, Kai Curry, […]
BB6 brings contemporary Taiwanese food to Seattle
On Aug. 12, BB6 held its first pop-up (a one-night restaurant) at Wann Yen in Seattle from 6 to 9 p.m. BB6 is helmed by Tiffany Ran, who has been a cook at popular Seattle establishments, such as The Walrus and the Carpenter, The White Swan Public House, and Miyabi 45th. Ran is also an […]
Why we need ethnic newspapers
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly It was about seven years ago when I received an email like many others. We need you to cover a story. It’s timely. The deadline is ASAP. This is nothing new for a writer except what I was assigned to was, at the time, one of the deadliest shooting […]
NWAW at SIFF
This Thai feature doesn’t show us the island until very late in the film. It’s not all that big on funerals either. What it does show us, for most of its 1 hour and 44 minutes, is three people arguing which direction to go in their car. One of them is always sure that at least one of the others is wrong — that they missed a turn, took a wrong turn, blew through an intersection, or got spun around in wide, slow-going circles.
Overlake Hospital surgeon offers complex hernia procedure for postpartum moms
She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
Happy gluttony day!
An interview with food show co-host Harry Yuan By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly In an episode of Day of Gluttony, food and travel host Harry Yuan and co-host compadre Bruce Aguirre hit a particular city and dine at 24 restaurants in 24 hours. For our Thanksgiving issue, the Northwest Asian Weekly speaks with Harry about […]
East Side Sushi — Impactful food film hits Seattle theaters
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly We live in a time when films like the recently released “Burnt” and “Chef” (2014) project the glory of chefs and the culinary profession to the yelping masses, but “East Side Sushi” is not that. Protagonist Juana is a single mother struggling to support her daughter with menial jobs […]
I’m not thrilled that Asian food is trendy
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly I remember my hometown in California before it became the predominantly Korean and Chinese populated area that it is today. I remember bringing the leftovers my mother made to school and the shame I felt when the entire lunch table cleared out at the sight of my Dan Dan […]
EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100
The Asian Weekly would like to pay tribute to an amazing woman, and not just because she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We have been fortunate to have Grace Lee Boggs as an activist for the past century. Tiffany Ran interviewed Boggs in 2012 for the Weekly and Ran wrote: “In the early 1930s, at […]
Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]
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