In addition to having performed on stage all around the world, Esther K. Chae has also had major roles in television shows like N.C.I.S., Law and Order, The Shield, and ER. Chae is currently in New York performing So the Arrow Flies, a solo performance piece she wrote herself. Asian Loop recently had a chance to talk with this prolific actress about her background, her career, and this latest work.
Yunah Hong has been making films since 1990 with her first short film Memory/All Echo. Since then, her work has won numerous accolades. Her latest film, Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, is an revealing and inspiring look into the famed Chinese actress from the 1920's and 30's. Hong was kind enough to sit down with us recently to discuss this latest work as well as her career.
The first time I went to New York's Museum of Chinese in America was back in 2008, when they were still located on Mulberry Street. And quite honestly, I was disappointed. But recently, I had the pleasure to finally visit their new location at 215 Centre Street. And I must say, the difference is night and day.
Nowadays, with oceans of hyped-up beauty products and treatments available, marketers trill that there are no more plain girls, only lazy girls. Some of them might as well mean "only poor girls", as they then proceed to shill $200 thigh creams and $50 eyeliners, because "they make all the difference!" What's a girl on a budget to do--sacrifice her life's savings to the beauty industry?
In disaster movies, the struggle is never fair. The villain is an unstoppable, inexorable force of nature, which you cannot hope to fight and can barely hope to survive. In the Korean blockbluster Haeundae, it is a mega-tsunami, a series of 100-meter waves roaring towards a Korean tourist haven at 500 miles an hour. Warning time: 10 minutes.