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Thinking outside the book: The art of Julie Chen

Thinking outside the book: The art of Julie Chen

Susan Kunimatsu May 22, 2017 0

What distinguishes Chen's books is the way she integrates content, form and material to create a complete physical, aesthetic, and intellectual experience for the reader

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Films: ‘After the Storm’ is extraordinary, real life in ‘Bad Rap,’ tragedy in ‘Angkor Awakens’

Films: ‘After the Storm’ is extraordinary, real life in ‘Bad Rap,’ tragedy in ‘Angkor Awakens’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey May 19, 2017 0

Fans of Japanese filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu will rejoice as the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival unspools his latest, After the Storm. A typhoon is headed straight to where Ryota’s (Abe Hiroshi) fragmented family lives in

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REBATEnsemble’s Richard III has been years in the making

REBATEnsemble’s Richard III has been years in the making

Roxanne Ray May 18, 2017 0

Seattle theatre artists Tom Dang and Elizabeth Wu have teamed up to present one of their favorite Shakespearean works, Richard III, as the Spring 2017 production of REBATEnsemble. That name, which is part acronym,

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Kathy Liao’s exhibition explores memory and connection

Kathy Liao’s exhibition explores memory and connection

Ken Matsudaira May 14, 2017 0

Having spent the last three years in Kansas City, Missouri, Kathy Liao’s exhibition in Seattle is a homecoming of sorts. The city has changed in the time that she has been away. Once familiar

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Films: ‘This Is Not What I Expected’ a rom-com for foodies, catch docs ‘Stories of a Generation’ and  ‘Halmoni’ online now

Films: ‘This Is Not What I Expected’ a rom-com for foodies, catch docs ‘Stories of a Generation’ and ‘Halmoni’ online now

Yayoi Lena Winfrey May 12, 2017 0

There’s an old saying that goes: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That is, if you’re an unmarried woman desperate to land a husband—an archaic concept that should be banished

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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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Romson Regarde Bustillo creates intricate works in <em>Kingdom of Prophets</em>

Romson Regarde Bustillo creates intricate works in Kingdom of Prophets

Clarissa Gimes May 7, 2017 0

Romson Regarde Bustillo’s Kingdom of Prophets at Feast Arts Center in Tacoma is an intimate showcase of prints that uses a combination of techniques—collagraphs, intaglio, relief and serigraphy. The majority of his works are

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<em>Chitrangada</em> portrays a story of feminine power through Indian dance

Chitrangada portrays a story of feminine power through Indian dance

Roxanne Ray May 6, 2017 0

Local South Asian arts non-profit Pratidhwani again teams up with ACT Theatre, this time to present a sprawling Indian ballet with a cast of 40. Chitrangada, The Warrior Princess, written in 1892 by Nobel

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Sunil Yapa’s debut novel brings to life the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle

Sunil Yapa’s debut novel brings to life the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle

Nalini Iyer May 5, 2017 0

For those of us who have lived in Seattle for a while, the memories of November 30, 1999—when the Battle for Seattle took place and thousands of protesters organized against the WTO ministerial meetings

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<em>Good Girls Marry Doctors</em>: What it means to be a South Asian American daughter

Good Girls Marry Doctors: What it means to be a South Asian American daughter

Nalini Iyer May 4, 2017 0

In 1993, Aunt Lute Books published an anthology of South Asian American women’s writing, Our Feet Walk the Sky. This anthology is recognized as a pioneering one that helped articulate South Asian American women’s

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