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The year of charisma and talent — Celebs exemplify their monkey sign in notable and surprising ways

The year of charisma and talent — Celebs exemplify their monkey sign in notable and surprising ways

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Way back when China’s Jade Emperor held the Great Race to determine the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, three animals stood before a river that separated them from the finish line. The monkey, who wittily picked out lengthy branches as makeshift paddles, helped the sheep and the rooster cross the […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Features 7, Vol 35 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

Kung Fu Panda 3 directors talk Jackie Chan films and Angelina Jolie’s children

Kung Fu Panda 3 directors talk Jackie Chan films and Angelina Jolie’s children

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Kung Fu Panda 3,” from DreamWorks, marks the third installment of the adventures of Po, an amiable and witty animated panda bear who, somewhat against his own nature, becomes a martial-arts expert and helps to defend his Chinese village from evil. The film’s two directors, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Playwright remixes Hamlet with feminist themes and lots of ajummas

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.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Young girl’s old suitcase teaches world children about Holocaust

Young girl’s old suitcase teaches world children about Holocaust

Fumiko Ishioka watched and chatted as George Brady played travel Scrabble with his adult daughter, Lara Brady, in between press interviews at the Hyatt House Hotel on Jan. 22. Ishioka is a Japanese national and George Brady has lived in Toronto, Canada, since 1951.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 5, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

‘Kanako’ pits esteemed actor against a lot of pointless gore

‘Kanako’ pits esteemed actor against a lot of pointless gore

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The World of Kanako” begins with a Christmas celebration or, to be more precise, several Christmas celebrations. Snow falls slowly. Bright lights twinkle in the night. And young people, at least, dance together in a club, done up in their immaculate fashions. Intercut with this, though, is cursing, hissing, […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Applause for Maestro Cai

Applause for Maestro Cai

Celebrate Asia concert to include chorus, culture, and … cellphones

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s hidden gateway to Imperial China

The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s hidden gateway to Imperial China

In the heart of downtown Seattle, in the Skinner Building, lies a hidden architectural gem with Chinese-inspired interior design that evokes the sacred palaces and a temple of Imperial China — it’s the 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

Famed Chinese opera singer to debut in ‘Figaro,’ says Asian singers need not Westernize

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.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 3, Profiles, Vol 35 No 3 | 1/16-1/220 Comments

NWAW’s January must-reads — Mysterious murders, a petite pachyderm, and not-so-hardboiled detectives

NWAW’s January must-reads — Mysterious murders, a petite pachyderm, and not-so-hardboiled detectives

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly One of my favorite things to do when the weather is cold is curl up under a blanket with a good mystery. The following are my January must-read picks: “Grave on Grand Avenue” By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2015 LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush is back and on the case […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

A-pop! Top 15 of 2015 — The headlines, good and bad, that rocked Asian American pop culture

A-pop! Top 15 of 2015 — The headlines, good and bad, that rocked Asian American pop culture

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From headlining ground-breaking television shows to dominating award ceremonies and industry promotions, 2015 was truly a banner year for Asian Americans in the media. Let’s reminiscence about this year’s top 15 highs — and lows. 15. “Sanjay’s Super Team” features first human protagonist of color in Pixar film Pixar […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Features 2, Vol 35 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Top reads in 2015

Top reads in 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly From murder mysteries and adventures as far as outer space, to superheroines in the making and meaningful relationships, this past year, I delved into a number of literary worlds. Here is a list of my top 10 reads from 2015 (in no particular order). Winter By Marissa Meyer Feiwel […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 35 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Top 10 films of 2015 — Films worth seeing again

Top 10 films of 2015 — Films worth seeing again

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Troubling. Challenging. Problematic. Call 2015 what you want, it had plenty of reasons to stay in bed with the covers pulled over your eyes. Here are 10 visions worth getting out of the house for (although, in fairness, you can ingest most of them through your television). 10.  “Cambodian Son,” directed […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

A-pop! #NotTheSame and “The Big Sick”

A-pop! #NotTheSame and “The Big Sick”

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the holidays officially underway, we’re counting down the final days of 2015. Take a second to reflect on what has happened this year including November’s latest events with Asians and Asian Americans in the media. #NotTheSame awareness campaign The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

Angry Asian Man? — Phil Yu is more than that

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 […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 51, Profiles, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

David Henry Hwang attacked, neck slashed — Playwright recovering

David Henry Hwang attacked, neck slashed — Playwright recovering

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly The New York Daily News reported Dec. 3 that Tony Award-winning playwright and Yale alum David Henry Hwang was recovering in his Brooklyn-area home after being the victim of a random assault. Hwang was apparently walking near his home when he was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 51, Profiles, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

Worlds of fantasy — Monkey queens, princesses, and rice cookers?!

Worlds of fantasy — Monkey queens, princesses, and rice cookers?!

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Winter By Marissa Meyer Feiwel & Friends, 2015 Cinder the cyborg mechanic from New Beijing, Scarlet the farm girl from France, and Cress the former secret Lunar programmer are still working to overthrow Queen Levana of Luna (better known as the moon) and start a revolution. And in this […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

“Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” — A conversation with Pork Filled Productions and playwright Kirk Shimano

“Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” — A conversation with Pork Filled Productions and playwright Kirk Shimano

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Searching for love often requires courage and originality. In the case of the Akira, it means combining the wisdom of the traditional Japanese fairytales he heard from his great-grandmother with the mystical domain of the Internet. Presented by Pork Filled Productions, “Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” by Kirk […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Japanese dance tradition continues under master instructor

Japanese dance tradition continues under master instructor

By Steven Mark HONOLULU (AP) — Watching a fan in the hands of Gertrude Yukie Tsutsumi is like watching a feather dance in the breeze. She holds it out like a mirror and lets it fall toward her forearm, catching it with a well-timed but casually graceful sweep of her wrist. “Let gravity take care […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, National News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

Happy gluttony day!

Happy gluttony day!

An interview with food show co-host Harry Yuan By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly In an episode of Day of Gluttony, food and travel host Harry Yuan and co-host compadre Bruce Aguirre hit a particular city and dine at 24 restaurants in 24 hours. For our Thanksgiving issue, the Northwest Asian Weekly speaks with Harry about […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 49, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

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