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Episode 20: Happily Ever After.  Sex in Seattle’s Final Act

Episode 20: Happily Ever After. Sex in Seattle’s Final Act

Judith van Praag May 16, 2012 0

It’s been almost twelve years since four Asian American young women talked at a dinner party about not being able to recognize themselves in roles on TV and the stage. Actor Kathy Hsieh found

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Terroryaki! Jennifer Chung Cooks Up Fast Food and Phantom Fiction

Judith van Praag October 5, 2011 Comments Off

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

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“In the Heights” Strikes High Cords with Audience

Judith van Praag October 6, 2010 Comments Off

Arielle Jacobs, who originated the role of Gabriella in the national tour of Disney’s “High School Musical” and whose mother is Filipina, portrays the Puerto Rican character Nina Rosario in “In the Heights”. In

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A Common Thread that Binds Families in “Long for this World”

Judith van Praag July 21, 2010 1

The release date of “Long for This World” by Sonya Chung was March 2nd. If it hadn’t been for Chang Rae Lee’s latest “The Surrendered” hitting the shelves two weeks later, everyone who reads

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Learning from Edo Japan what ‘Just Enough’ is

Judith van Praag June 16, 2010 Comments Off

Azby Brown, whose “The Very Small House” was reviewed in the International Examiner in 2005 has come out with another gem. In “Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan” (Kodansha International) Brown

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A Dreamcoat Come True

Judith van Praag October 21, 2009 Comments Off

They met at the Village Theatre in Issaquah when he was the Music Director for “Evita” and she performed the leading role. Last summer he played piano at her wedding and now he’s got

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“All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go”

Judith van Praag September 16, 2009 Comments Off

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

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A Search for Missing Earrings

Judith van Praag September 2, 2009 1

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

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