“What is your preference for lunch — Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, or pizza?” asked someone from U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s office in Beijing.
The other day, I was talking to one of the most powerful men from Indiana. Gov. Mitch Daniels once worked for this man’s company, and the Republicans even toyed with drafting him to run against President Obama earlier this year.
This week, we ran three stories about artists on our front page. We showcased movie producer and director Christina Yao, award-winning fashion designer Gahee Bae, and famed South Korean visual and multimedia artist Do-Ho Suh.
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It was never my goal to be successful,” explains Do-Ho Suh. Yet, the 49-year-old, originally from Seoul, is a rising star in the art community, with his exhibits showing all over the world. He recently stopped in Seattle to discuss his new piece at the Seattle Art Museum […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Gahee Bae never thought she would become a finalist in the Humane Society’s annual Cool vs. Cruel contest. She was wrong. “Oh yes … I was surprised … I actually didn’t [expect to become a finalist],” confessed Bae, who recently graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle. “This […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Directing, co-producing, and co-writing a multimillion dollar Chinese historical epic movie might sound like an impossible task, especially when you’ve never shot a feature film before.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Born in Seoul, Sung Yang is the chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. In this role, Yang oversees and directs the executive’s major initiatives, the central coordination between policy, communications, and external relations, and the executive’s administrative staff and office operations. Prior to joining the executive’s […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Justice Steven Gonzalez was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. He is the second Latino ever to be in such a prominent position. For the past 10 years, Gonzalez served on the bench as Superior Court Judge, appointed by former Gov. Gary Locke. […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In November 2010, Sharon Prill was named publisher of the Yakima Herald Republic (YHR). As publisher, Prill oversees the day-to-day operations of the Herald Republic, including those of the El Sol de Yakima, a weekly Spanish language newspaper, Yakima magazine, and several other highly-regarded niche publications. Previously, Prill spent […]