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Rick Barot—Claiming space beyond this corner of the world

Rick Barot—Claiming space beyond this corner of the world

Michelle Penaloza April 27, 2016 0

Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended Wesleyan University and The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is the author of three

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‘A Hand of Talons’ explores a thrilling steampunk underworld

‘A Hand of Talons’ explores a thrilling steampunk underworld

Seayoung Yim April 26, 2016 0

What could transform a frivolous, fun loving young woman into a terrifying underground crime boss? Local playwright Maggie Lee answers with her newest steampunk noir play, A Hand of Talons opening on April 29

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The Met revisits Orientalism in ‘The First Monday in May’

The Met revisits Orientalism in ‘The First Monday in May’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey April 26, 2016 0

Last year, the Met’s stellar reputation came dangerously close to being tarnished when it hosted a fashion and art exhibit called China: Through the Looking Glass.

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Kanariya Eiraku brings rakugo tour to Seattle

Kanariya Eiraku brings rakugo tour to Seattle

Roxanne Ray April 20, 2016 0

The centuries-old Japanese art form of rakugo (literally “fallen words”) combines storytelling, dramatic character-acting, and comedy, and will be gracing Seattle stages in English this month. Tatsuya Sudo, under his preferred stage name Kanariya

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‘Boogie-Woogie Crisscross’ a heartfelt collaboration

‘Boogie-Woogie Crisscross’ a heartfelt collaboration

Betsy Aoki April 20, 2016 0

Boogie-Woogie Crisscross reading and book signing happens Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. at The Elliott Bay Book Company (1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122)

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Karen L. Ishizuka examines unfinished Asian American movement in new book

Karen L. Ishizuka examines unfinished Asian American movement in new book

Tracy Lai April 19, 2016 0

Serve the People powerfully argues that recovering and remembering the Asian American Movement is not to live in the past, but rather to claim the future that the Asian American Movement envisioned. An unfinished

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Local photographer Jiamin Zhu captures the art of the four seasons

Local photographer Jiamin Zhu captures the art of the four seasons

The International Examiner April 18, 2016 0

Jiamin Zhu, a local photographer based in Sammamish, used landscape photography and portraiture to portray the beauty of Washington state across the four seasons.

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‘Picture Man’ situated in overall history of immigration and the Northwest

‘Picture Man’ situated in overall history of immigration and the Northwest

Alan Chong Lau April 17, 2016 0

Margaret Thomas’s Picture Man is an unassuming slender book, but in her search to tell the story of frontier photographer Shoki Kayamori, she takes us through so many other layers of immigration history

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Amy Uyematsu’s ‘The Yellow Door’ a celebration of resistance

Amy Uyematsu’s ‘The Yellow Door’ a celebration of resistance

Tarisa Matsumoto April 16, 2016 0

The collection’s theme is the idea of yellow, not only as color but as a marker of identity, both reviled and empowering.

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Three poetry books evoke places we know, show what’s underneath

Three poetry books evoke places we know, show what’s underneath

Betsy Aoki April 15, 2016 0

Writing, ordering, shaping a poetry manuscript is a complex art. Assuming one has the right army of words, one wins the right war. Or assuming the cartographer has the right reportage and measurements, the

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