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, […]
Bambu celebrates grand opening in ID
Bambu, a smoothie and juice bar, had its grand opening March 19. Located at 516 7th Avenue South in Chinatown, this is the smoothie and juice bar’s second location in western Washington. The first location is at the Great Wall Mall in Kent, and a third location is set to open in the fall in […]
Playwright remixes Hamlet with feminist themes and lots of ajummas
If Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet were played by a female Korean American protagonist, what would that play be like?
“Do It For Umma,” a tragi-comedy written by local playwright Seayoung Yim, explores this very idea.
Famed Chinese opera singer to debut in ‘Figaro,’ says Asian singers need not Westernize
To Shenyang, a Chinese bass-baritone singer, his name represents a bridge between the opera performer’s Chinese roots and his international reputation.
“My full name, pronounced from first to last (Yang Shen), sounds like a ‘goat’s kidney’ in Chinese,” said Shenyang.
Angry Asian Man? — Phil Yu is more than that
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Phil Yu isn’t an Angry Asian Man. In fact, he’s far from it. Yu is the founder behind the blog Angry Asian Man—one of the most popular sources online for news, pop culture, media, social issues, and Yu’s own commentary and spin about the Asian American experience. The blog’s […]
A-pop! Action ahead … — … for Asian Americans in film and television
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Daylight savings is officially underway which means shorter days and more reasons to stay inside. Fortunately, there are some great movies and television shows out to help you survive the next few months. Read on to see what’s playing and streaming near you. Asian Americans take on action films […]
Bumbershoot 2015 — Exciting Asian American billing (rain or shine)
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From Sept. 5–7, thousands of people flocked to Seattle Center for Bumbershoot—Seattle’s annual music and arts festival. The three-day event showcases the latest in music, visual arts, dance, film, comedy, and more. Despite the bouts of rain, this year’s festival included a spectacular turnout from Asian American artists from […]
Totally Awesome Hulk and a totally awesome line-up
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the sun setting earlier and temperatures cooling, it’s clear that the summer is over. Let’s say goodbye to this last season as we examine and usher in everything new that fall has to offer: new characters, new castings, and new television shows. It’s time to get back at […]
A-pop! Emma Stone, Asian?! — Victories at the Tony’s, ‘The Mindy Project’ cancelled, and more entertainment news
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun may be out in Seattle, but it’s definitely not shining in all parts of Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest pop culture news and media happenings for Asians and Asian Americans in Hollywood—the good and the ugly. The whitest Asian character in Hollywood Another month, […]
A-pop! Slants — Is the name offensive?
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With May underway, spring has officially sprung! And so has news for all of our Asian friends in the media. From controversial band names to casting news, see what’s happened during the last month with pop culture. “The Slants” lose their appeal to register band name Simon Tam, founder […]
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