Archive | May 2012

“Golden Slumbers”

“Golden Slumbers”

Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Davy Chou’s documentary “Golden Slumbers” begins with a series of long, sweeping road shots so majestic that it takes the viewer a few minutes to realize that all the vehicles — motorcycles, mostly, and a few trucks — are going backwards. It’s a striking and strange way to […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/11 Comment

“Lost in Paradise”

“Lost in Paradise”

Reviewed by Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Protagonist Khôi moves to Ho Chi Minh City, after his family rejects him for being gay. However, the big city is not the paradise that Khôi expected. In this coming-of-age story, naïve Khôi unwittingly trusts two gay men and agrees to move into their apartment. The two men […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

“Romancing in Thin Air”

“Romancing in Thin Air”

Reviewed by Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Romancing in Thin Air” is a movie about letting go. A famous Hong Kong movie star is left at the altar by his bride for her longtime childhood sweetheart in front of family, friends, and the paparazzi. While the bride and other man ride off into the sunset, […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

EDITORIAL: 30 days in jail for Dharun Ravi, but what’s the lesson for us?

Lately, the take-away from the Dharun Ravi webcam case has been the 30 days of jail time that Ravi must serve as part of his sentence. Was this fair? Or was it too lenient?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Coalition calls for designation of Wing Luke Museum as historical site

Coalition calls for designation of Wing Luke Museum as historical site

On May 8, Congressmember Jim McDermott, with a coalition of eight members of Congress, sent a request to U.S. National Park Service (NPS) to designate the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) as a historical site. In a letter signed by McDermott, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Sen. Patty Murray, and others, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Consortium led by UW Tacoma professor Belinda Yun-Ying Louie receives $2 million grant

Consortium led by UW Tacoma professor Belinda Yun-Ying Louie receives $2 million grant

A consortium of educators from King and Pierce County led by Dr. Belinda Yun-Ying Louie, professor of education at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma, received a $2 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. The grant will fund a new project called Communities of Practice for Teaching […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

ICHS nationally recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home

ICHS nationally recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home

International Community Health Services received national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), issued by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA issued the recognition after an extensive review of the International District and Holly Park clinics.  The recognition credits medical facilities that combine access, teamwork, and technology to deliver quality care and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

ACRS Southeast Asian Young Men’s Group wins top prize at 2012 Spring Youth Forum

ACRS Southeast Asian Young Men’s Group wins top prize at 2012 Spring Youth Forum

A group of six students from Franklin High School, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Southeast Asian Young Men’s Group took home the top prize at the 2012 Spring Youth Forum, a summit organized by the Department of Social and Health Services and the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Forty-two student-teams presented programs […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Buddhist monk accused of killing religious leader in Grand Bay temple

Buddhist monk accused of killing religious leader in Grand Bay temple

The Associated Press GRAND BAY, Ala. (AP) — A Buddhist monk who recently put himself into self-imposed isolation was accused of fatally bludgeoning the religious leader of a Grand Bay temple. Vern Phdsamay, 32, was arrested on May 11 and charged with killing 45-year-old Chaiwat Moleechate, said Sgt. Paul Burch of the Mobile County Sheriff’s […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Heart Mountain center receives museum award

The Associated Press Staff CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Park County has been recognized with an award from the American Association of Museums.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

University of Hawaii award degrees to veterans

The Associated Press Staff HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii says it plans to award honorary degrees to Japanese-American U.S. Army ROTC cadets who formed a civilian battalion and were killed in action during World War II.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Myanmar reforms leave political prisoners behind

Myanmar reforms leave political prisoners behind

By Todd Pitman The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years — alone in a dark cell on a wooden plank, a prisoner of conscience all but forgotten by the world.

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Posted in Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/25, World News1 Comment

Obama’s comments on gay marriage meet resistance in other countries

Obama’s comments on gay marriage meet resistance in other countries

By Leon Drouin-Keith The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — China’s government considered homosexuality a mental disorder until 2001. Mobs in Senegal have disinterred bodies of men they believe were gays and dragged them through the streets. In Egypt, laws prohibiting “shameless public acts” have been used to imprison gay men.

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Posted in Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/25, World News1 Comment

Community members install memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove

Community members install memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove

This year marks the fifth year of the annual two-day Chinese Remembering conference held in Lewiston, Idaho. Each conference relates the history of the Chinese in Idaho and the Northwest, with the second day of the conference dedicated to visiting sites in Hells Canyon that were occupied by the Chinese.

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

NAAAP offers scholarship to Asian American students

NAAAP-Seattle is pleased to announce the 2012 NAAAP-Seattle High School and College Scholarships to encourage promising Asian American students seeking higher educational opportunities. This scholarship will award three winners in the Greater Seattle area. Each winner will receive up to $2,500 to go towards educational purposes. (end) For more information, visit seattle.naaap.org/scholarship.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

Hokubei Hochi Foundation offers inaugural student internship program

Hokubei Hochi Foundation has launched its inaugural student internship program, which includes travel to Japan.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

BLOG: Comparing women’s basketball in U.S. and China

BLOG: Comparing women’s basketball in U.S. and China

By Assunta Ng Rarely do I sit through a basketball game from the beginning to the end, especially when I already know the outcome. So what made me stay when the U.S. Women’s National basketball team played against the China’s Women’s National team last Saturday when the scores weren’t even close?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

“Headshot”

“Headshot”

Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s earlier films, like “Mon-Rak

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

“The Revolutionary”

“The Revolutionary”

Reviewed by Tiffany Ran Sidney Rittenberg was an American civil rights activist

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/251 Comment

“Tatsumi”

“Tatsumi”

Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Prize-winning director Eric Khoo hails from Singapore, but his latest, an animated

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 21 | 5/19-5/250 Comments

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