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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sandra Lim’s <em>The Wilderness</em> and Brandon Shimoda’s <em>Evening Oracle</em>

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sandra Lim’s The Wilderness and Brandon Shimoda’s Evening Oracle

Justine Chan April 25, 2017 0

There’s a catch to Sandra Lim’s The Wilderness (Norton & Company, 2015), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize: the kind of catch that throws one off guard for all its quiet fury, beauty,

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Announcement: Liberty Bank Building Art Open House to be held April 26

Announcement: Liberty Bank Building Art Open House to be held April 26

The International Examiner April 24, 2017 0

Africatown-Central District Preservation and Development Association (Africatown), The Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA), Capitol Hill Housing (CHH), and Centerstone are hosting an Art Open House to showcase the artwork that will be installed at

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Announcement: Annual Japanese Baptist Church sukiyaki dinner to be held April 29

Announcement: Annual Japanese Baptist Church sukiyaki dinner to be held April 29

The International Examiner April 19, 2017 0

The annual Japanese Baptist Church Sukiyaki fundraiser will be held on April 29 at the church location (160 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122). Curbside take-out begins from 2:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. and dine-in starts

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<em>Blood Song</em>: Michael Schmeltzer reveals lovely, disturbing truths

Blood Song: Michael Schmeltzer reveals lovely, disturbing truths

Betsy Aoki April 16, 2017 0

Blood Song by West Seattle poet Michael Schmeltzer is a compelling debut book of poetry that explores grief, memory, and sound. The kind of language and technique readers find delicious in their favorite novels

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Celebrating poetry, celebrating yourself

Celebrating poetry, celebrating yourself

Alan Chong Lau April 15, 2017 0

April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with reviews of recent poetry books and above all, a focus on local poets—our own truth tellers of the word in the next two issues. When

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Hari Kunzru’s White Tears asks hard questions about capitalism and racial suffering

Hari Kunzru’s White Tears asks hard questions about capitalism and racial suffering

Nalini Iyer April 10, 2017 0

White Tears, the fifth novel by Hari Kunzru, joins many recent books, novels, and films that dig deep into the racial history of the United States. In this novel, Kunzru explores the history of

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Films: Sex and violence in <em>The Prison</em> and <em>Cardinal X</em>

Films: Sex and violence in The Prison and Cardinal X

Yayoi Lena Winfrey April 9, 2017 0

A prevalent theme in mainstream South Korean movies these days seems to be unbridled violence. It’s almost as if plot has become secondary to blood spattering. In fact, amping up, the violence meter in

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Seattle Butoh Festival is bringing the art of Japanese dance to Seattle

Seattle Butoh Festival is bringing the art of Japanese dance to Seattle

Roxanne Ray April 8, 2017 0

Dipan Butoh Collective is a cooperative group of dancers and choreographers who specialize in the Japanese dance form of butoh. This year’s 8th Seattle Butoh Festival will present the work of many local butoh

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‘I Am Another You’ an exquisite, intimate portrait of the human experience

‘I Am Another You’ an exquisite, intimate portrait of the human experience

Misa Shikuma April 7, 2017 0

In I Am Another You, documentarian Nanfu Wang blurs the lines between friend, subject, and director after meeting enigmatic drifter Dylan Olsen at a Miami hostel and deciding to join him in his perpetual

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‘Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)’ a metaphysical film of hope

‘Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)’ a metaphysical film of hope

Yayoi Lena Winfrey April 7, 2017 0

Currently the highest grossing anime feature worldwide, Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa) is based on a 1,000-year old poem by Ono no Komachi. In part, the lyrics read: “Before I slept I thought

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