M. Night Shyamalan greeted moviegoers in a special introduction to “Old,” his fourteenth film as a director. He spoke directly into the camera, welcoming us back to the big theaters with the big screens, saying how proud and happy he was creating movies for the big screen since 1999 (he tends to ignore his first two films, 1992’s “Praying With Anger” and 1998’s “Wide Awake”). And he spoke of how grateful he was that the moviegoing experience can begin anew in the wake of COVID-19.
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By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Cindy Wong has lived in Seattle almost her whole life. She’s a University of Washington graduate, a mother, a writer, and a businesswoman. The new project she’s spearheaded will stand visible to anyone passing through the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), and hopefully, inspire anyone who sees it, to feel and […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I settled into my seat for “F9,” expecting nothing new from the long-running “Fast & Furious” franchise. I was not wrong. Over 145 minutes, I got a lot of slam-bang action, a lot of stuff blowing up, a lot of utterly unbelievable stunts that push the franchise further towards […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II is in itself no secret. But as writer Tamiko Nimura asserted about her work on a new graphic novel of the camps, “I’m hoping that people inside and outside the Japanese American community will see that the […]
Getting Blacks and Asian Americans to come together, in art and in activism, isn’t the easiest thing in the world. But Seattle’s Kristin Leong, an author, activist, and KUOW radio producer, has a long history with both practices.
“What is race relations 2.0?” asked Korean American actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim. “What is being ahead of the curve?”
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Of all the methods used by dissidents to escape mainland China and enter Hong Kong, swimming the distance is quite possibly the most dangerous. But Kent Wong, a retired anesthesiologist living near Seattle, attempted that swim twice, sharing his life, and his hope, with a group of such brave […]
It began life as a garage for taxis, the space at 409 7th Avenue South in the Chinatown-International District (ID). It began hosting art and theater events in the 1980s.
Playing a Chinese mother in America—vivid, domineering, but secretly vulnerable—seems like child’s play to actress Pamelyn Chee. And by this point, it may well be. But to get there, she started acting as an actual child.
Over a long and distinguished career at Microsoft, Scott Oki served as vice president of sales and marketing, promoted the company throughout the world, and oversaw as many as 3,000 employees at once.