By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Few film festivals in the country can rival the diversity and caliber of films than our own Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which has for the past 41 years also spotlighted a wide range of Asian and Asian American films. This year, the themes touched on by Asian films […]
“The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor” Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In one lifetime, Dr. Haing S. Ngor went from Cambodian refugee to Academy Award winner, author, and activist only to be gunned down outside of his home in Los Angeles in 1996. Not to be confused with original film where Ngor served as […]
The Chinese Mayor Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In the last 1600 years, the city of Datong has degenerated from ancient cultural capital to one of China’s most polluted cities. “The Chinese Mayor” follows controversial mayor Geng Yanbo as he strives to revitalize Datong and lessen the city’s economic reliance on coal. In the process, Geng […]
This year’s Seattle International Film Festival includes an impressive number of Asian American selections, which assembles a collection that includes a Korean replicate that evokes John Hughes feel-good, historical Taiwanese brothels, and Tibetan archery. Check out some initial rundowns of reviews and previews below: “Seoul Searching” Reviewed by Daria Kroupoderova The title of Seoul Searching […]
We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you
There are many ways to strangle communication. We can misinterpret, not pay enough attention, pay too much attention (to ourselves!), and of course assume. It is much too easy to do. A recent case in point is last
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Part 2 of a 2-part series Post-op or pre-op are oft used labels placed on transgenders, but for Gwen Yeh and others in the trans* community, the process of transitioning rarely centers around surgery.
The Northwest Asian Weekly won three editorial awards at the 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Gala, which was hosted May 17. The awards were given for stories produced in 2012.