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The old and the new meet in Hong Kong action cinema

The old and the new meet in Hong Kong action cinema

Yayoi Lena Winfrey December 10, 2016 0

Sky on Fire is a contemporary Hong Kong film featuring scientific advancements, technological breakthroughs, and lots of violent clashes among men in freshly-pressed business suits. On the other hand, Sword Master is a wuxia

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December 2016 Arts Etc.

December 2016 Arts Etc.

Alan Chong Lau December 9, 2016 0

Visual Arts Stacya Silverman Gallery presents “Portraits from Prewar Japan”, a collection of prints made from found glass dry plate negatives featuring everyday life in the 1920s and 30s chosen and printed by artist

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<em>Uprooted: The Japanese Experience During WWII</em> a must read

Uprooted: The Japanese Experience During WWII a must read

Ken Mochizuki December 8, 2016 0

Many Americans of Japanese descent—or those assumed to be—will be asked during their lifetimes: “Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?” That the book, Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II, answers

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Announcement: Applications for Public Art Boot Camp 2017 close on Dec. 15

Announcement: Applications for Public Art Boot Camp 2017 close on Dec. 15

The International Examiner December 4, 2016 0

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is offering a free, two-day intensive raining in public art for visual artists. The Public Art Boot Camp will take place on February 18 and 25, 2017. The application for

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Pushing boundaries—The wild imagination of Qui Nguyen

Pushing boundaries—The wild imagination of Qui Nguyen

Roxanne Ray November 29, 2016 0

Playwright Qui Nguyen is in focus here in Seattle during December, with two plays running simultaneously: Vietgone at Seattle Rep and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G at the University of Washington. Vietgone has

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‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma

‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma

Tamiko Nimura November 28, 2016 0

On November 17, over 100 people were milling through the recently opened Spaceworks Gallery in downtown Tacoma. Considering Tacoma’s vibrant arts scene, this might not be an especially surprising sight. But this event felt

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Artist Azumi Hosoda showcases uniquely-subjected kimonos

Artist Azumi Hosoda showcases uniquely-subjected kimonos

Agazit Afeworki November 28, 2016 0

Oscar Wilde may have identified life’s constant imitation of art, but contrary to the age-old-adage, the reverse is just as true. Take Japanese wax-resist-dyeing artist and professor Azumi Hosoda, who presented her work at

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A God in Every Stone tries to make sense of an Orientalist narrative

A God in Every Stone tries to make sense of an Orientalist narrative

Nalini Iyer November 27, 2016 0

For fans of the English colonial narrative such as Paul Scott’s The Raj Quartet(televised as The Jewel in the Crown) and E.M. Forster’sA Passage to India, Kamila Shamsie, the Pakistani-British author, offers in A

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Author Prajwal Parajuly a fresh new voice

Author Prajwal Parajuly a fresh new voice

Nalini Iyer November 26, 2016 0

Mt. Everest, Kathmandu, and now Earthquakes—these are the few things that most people know about Nepal. Prajwal Parajuly’s short stories in The Gurkha’s Daughter offer a perspective on Nepal that foregrounds the lives of

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Films: Focus on Asia at the American Film Market

Films: Focus on Asia at the American Film Market

Yayoi Lena Winfrey November 23, 2016 0

An annual event held in sunny Santa Monica California, the American Film Market brings together exhibitors (filmmakers), distributors (buyers) and others that make it possible for an audience to eventually view a film onscreen—whether

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