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June 29, 2016, Comments Off on IE Archives

The International Examiner’s archive page was updated in 2016 thanks to support from 4Culture. Archivist Jacqueline Wu organized and scanned over 1,000 issues of the International Examiner dating back to 1974. Volunteer Anakin Fung helped finalize the archives webpage. The update restored the digitization of missing issues and allowed for select content to be »

Terroryaki! Jennifer Chung Cooks Up Fast Food and Phantom Fiction

October 5, 2011, Comments Off on Terroryaki! Jennifer Chung Cooks Up Fast Food and Phantom Fiction

What were you doing Labor Day weekend — last year, the year before, 20 years ago? For many of us the answer would be: grilling teriyaki chicken, hamburgers, or vegan tofu links. Thousands of writers would say, “I was writing.” And a smaller number was, in fact, hammering out 100 pages. Is that really »

“All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go”

September 16, 2009, Comments Off on “All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go”

It’s been about five years since yours truly reported on Luly Yang and the imaginative window displays at her Studio Boutique on the corner of Fourth and University. Recent passers-by may also have to take a second look at the “mannequins” dressed in Luly Yang creations for Teatro Zinzanni. Imagine seeing the contortionist Vita »

A Search for Missing Earrings

September 2, 2009, 1 Comment on A Search for Missing Earrings

On First Thursday September 3rd, fiber artist Tina Koyama celebrates a first showing of “My 50th Year” at the Toshiro Kaplan Studios. Together with three other recipients of the 2009 PONCHO/Pratt Artist In Residence Scholarships she shows work created during and thanks to the residency. A University of Washington Grad with a Masters degree »

Juliet S. Kono explores the storms of life in poetry and prose

December 19, 2006, No Comments on Juliet S. Kono explores the storms of life in poetry and prose

“You Got Poi, Bra’?” Every Thursday without fail, there is a familiar question put to me where I work in the produce department of Uwajimaya in Seattle’s International District. “You got fresh poi, bra’?” That question is always accompanied by a beaming smile and a “mahalo” when the answer is positive. Hawai’i is often »

Seattle “neighbors” talk about their favorite “Cool Tools”

December 6, 2006, No Comments on Seattle “neighbors” talk about their favorite “Cool Tools”

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Contributor A journalist, a caregiver for the elderly, a fashion model, a veterinarian, a bank teller, and a voice actor/ narrator – all of them neighbors of Kate Klippensteen – lend their “saibashi” or cooking chopsticks to the author of “Cool Tools” to model for her partner, the photographer »

Holiday Gift Ideas: “Cool Tools” for the Japanese kitchen

December 6, 2006, No Comments on Holiday Gift Ideas: “Cool Tools” for the Japanese kitchen

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Contributor“Cool Tools: Cooking Utensils from the Japanese Kitchen” by Kate Klippensteen, styling by Ori Koyama, photographs by Yasuo Konishi For more than four decades, Kodansha International has been publishing books with an emphasis on Japanese culture, exposing the English reading world to every subject from “Lullie the Iceberg” and »

Bollywood comes to life in “Bombay Dreams”

September 6, 2006, No Comments on Bollywood comes to life in “Bombay Dreams”

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Contributor Mark your calendars for Bollywood is coming to town! Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre is the final stop on the National Tour of “Bombay Dreams.” Entranced by the allure of Bollywood movies and the music of celebrated Indian composer A.R. Rahman (“The Lord of the Rings: The Musical”) filmmaker »

David Ishii: Bookseller of Asian America

January 19, 2006, No Comments on David Ishii: Bookseller of Asian America

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Arts Writer On Dec. 31, 2005, visitors were ushered into the space at 212 First Ave. in Pioneer Square, which for 32 years had housed David Ishii’s well-known book store. Except for a few framed photographs on the red brick walls, some shelves, boxes filled with odds and ends »

Chinese art exhibit opens up with a bang

December 27, 2005, No Comments on Chinese art exhibit opens up with a bang

BY JUDITH VAN PRAAG Examiner Arts Writer From Sunday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 22, Seattle’s downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel hosts a special exhibit of the Dai Family Art Collection of 19th and 20th Century traditional Chinese master pieces. On Sunday, Dec. 18, the “National Treasures of China” art exhibit at the Grand Hyatt »