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Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Japanese artist known only as “Mr.” grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, absorbing the pop culture

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Rising star on the flying trapeze: Jordan Tribble

Rising star on the flying trapeze: Jordan Tribble

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly “Fear is a big part of flying trapeze,” says Jordan Tribble. “To stand up on the platform, with no safety lines, and tell yourself to jump off. Just swinging on the bar is a big deal.” For all of his talk of fear, at age 21, Christopher Jordan Yasukuni […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I am seldom interested in reality television, but there’s something intriguing about reality shows that feature all-Asian

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ed Hill’s start in comedy was a prerequisite.  

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/121 Comment

Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” in 1989, Takakura died Nov. 10 at a […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly On December 4, Seattle will be hosting a film screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai for its 60th anniversary.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As insane as it is to contemplate, Lang Lang flunked out of piano lessons at age 9.  That’s right. The piano teacher

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly “Two Indias: Near and Far,” follows Liz Jones, a Seattle reporter, who traveled to India last summer to record footage for stories that are airing now until November 25. It is sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book. The six-part radio series is produced by KUOW 94.4 Seattle […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

‘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 | 11/22-11/281 Comment

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

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

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

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, 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

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