Entertainment & Influence

Entertainment & Influence

The Legacy of Mandopop Sensation JJ Lin

There are artists who have changed genres, and then there are artists who reach across borders to create the kind of bridges that haven’t existed before. JJ Lin is both.

Entertainment & Influence

From Human Drama to Cosmic Odyssey: Derek Tsang on Directing Netflix’s '3 Body Problem'

Even as the first Hong Kong born director to be nominated for an Oscar, Derek Tsang describes his main influence as arthouse cinema. So when he was asked to direct the first two episodes of Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series, “3 Body Problem,” his surprise was only outmatched by his joy.

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The Making of Japan’s Iconic Rapper: Verbal

Japanese legend VERBAL – who came up as one of the country’s most successful rappers but has evolved into a style icon, investor and connectors of dots between East & West – made paths where there was nothing instead of following the well-trodden road. Pioneering is hard when you’re constantly trying to be what everyone else thinks you should be: especially your parents.

Entertainment & Influence

Adele Lim is Making Hollywood Authentically Asian

The veteran TV writer broke out after “Crazy Rich Asians,” but even after the successes of “Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Joy Ride”, Lim believes there’s still room for Hollywood to be authentically Asian.