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‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November officially underway and Daylight Savings in effect, it’s time to hunker down for the winter season and get ready for the holiday festivities. Even though we’ve turned back the clocks, we’re going to jump back briefly to chat about last month’s news! Read on to find out […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering.  Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke.  Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer.  The wisps climb higher and […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A family trip to the Tri-Cities area in Washington State helped Dale Peterson decide on where his movie should be filmed. “When I saw the beauty of the topography, I decided to do part of the filming here,” stated Peterson.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/211 Comment

Artist alley at Kinokuniya creates a new community

Artist alley at Kinokuniya creates a new community

By Izumi Hansen Northwest Asian Weekly Stationed between the aisles of ceramics and produce at Uwajimaya and the shelves of comic books

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Gaming, gender shifts, and a Samurai among Panthers

Gaming, gender shifts, and a Samurai among Panthers

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly In Real Life Written by Cory Doctorow, Illustrated by Jen Wang First Second, 2014 After a guest speaker visits her class at school, Anda joins the world of Coarsegold Online, a massively multiplayer role-playing game. She ends up spending most of her free time playing and for the naturally […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

How Sweet It Is — Tangerine’s New Album ‘Behemoth!’

How Sweet It Is — Tangerine’s New Album ‘Behemoth!’

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly The only guarantee in life is that things change. Seattle’s up-and-coming band, Tangerine, released a

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Molding a character in 18 minutes

Molding a character in 18 minutes

By Alice Day Northwest Asian Weekly The University of Washington senior’s most personal creation to date, Auteur, by Tong-Yup Han, is an 18-minute short film about a director’s “solipsistic, self-destructive spiral” into descent and self-loathing when he is overlooked for an award. The film opens with the main character, Philip, at a film festival giving […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Reviews, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW:  Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India.  What were your favorite memories of growing up?  How […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Frequently in “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” anime director Isao Takahata’s first film in 14 years, the edges of the frame seem unfinished, fading into white.  This directs the viewer’s attention to the center of the frame, to whatever action, in whatever colors.  Then gradually, the frame fills […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday that he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 45, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/7, World News0 Comments

Vibrant Korean contemporary art set to arrive in Seattle

Vibrant Korean contemporary art set to arrive in Seattle

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Contemporary art in Korea has evolved over the decades. With last year’s opening of the $230 million

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hailing originally from Arlington, Va., singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata started her professional

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Communication barriers and compassion — “Lilting” slowly reveals vulnerability

Communication barriers and compassion — “Lilting” slowly reveals vulnerability

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The camera work in “Lilting” moves slowly and unobtrusively.  Usually, it keeps two characters in

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Bo Ningen, a punky-psychedelic quartet of Japanese musicians based in London, England, brought their

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

A-pop! Ling, logos, and Levine

A-pop! Ling, logos, and Levine

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The leaves are changing colors and so are happenings in the media. All your favorite fall shows are back and some newbies are hitting the scene as well! Read on to see what’s new for Asian Americans in the television and pop culture scene.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Women in control — Reading recommendations

Women in control — Reading recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Real Dangerous Girl By Kim Oh Editions Herodiade, 2013 As a teen and young adult, Kim Oh has worked hard, keeping her nose to the grindstone. Never mind that her boss McIntyre is one of the most corrupt men – if not the most  – in Los Angeles, who […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Martial artist, movie star, father, husband, cha-cha champion.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s musical/performance art troupe Aono Jikken Ensemble brings its musical and performing expertise to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

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