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Park portrays Korean American experience with touches of Jane Eyre

Park portrays Korean American experience with touches of Jane Eyre

Soyon Im May 8, 2017 0

Much has been said about Re Jane, Patricia Park’s enjoyable first novel, as being a Korean American retelling of Jane Eyre. There are a few similarities—the main characters in both books are orphans and

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MadCampus: Vibrant outdoor exhibit brings local art to public spaces at UW

MadCampus: Vibrant outdoor exhibit brings local art to public spaces at UW

Soyon Im October 10, 2014 0

Exhibit on UW campus through October

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Smoke & Pickles Tells a Story of Life, Food, and Graffiti

Smoke & Pickles Tells a Story of Life, Food, and Graffiti

Soyon Im November 20, 2013 0

What do food and graffiti have in common? Nothing, you might think, until you read Smoke & Pickles, by Edward Lee, a chef who compares the impermanence of a meal to the impermanence of

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Bellevue Arts Museum: Of Cats and Money

Bellevue Arts Museum: Of Cats and Money

Soyon Im April 17, 2013 0

It’s hard to take cats seriously. With the proliferation of LOLcats, pictures on the web of cats with silly captions, and satirical books such as the Oatmeal’s bestselling “How to Tell If Your Cat

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Wing Luke’s “Workroom to Runway” Gives Colorful Insight Into the Asian American Fashion Industry

Wing Luke’s “Workroom to Runway” Gives Colorful Insight Into the Asian American Fashion Industry

Soyon Im February 6, 2013 0

Photo caption: Maiden Noir is a menswear line with roots in the Northwest. Shown here is a summit down parka, with a big camo service shirt jacket, and a plaid flannel shirt, a classic

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The Cultural Gap Narrows in Vietnam

The Cultural Gap Narrows in Vietnam

Soyon Im March 7, 2012 0

Several days before Christmas, my husband and I traveled to Vietnam to take part in a wedding. My husband’s cousin Jan (pronounced with a silent J), a lawyer from Berlin who’d been living in

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