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Museum exhibition honors first Japanese to live in U.S.

Museum exhibition honors first Japanese to live in U.S.

David Chesanow October 25, 2017 0

In 1841, a 14-year-old Japanese fisherman and four older friends were caught in a squall and left stranded on a remote desert island in the Izu chain. They were rescued months later by an

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‘A Time to Rise’: A Revolutionary Asian American Movement

‘A Time to Rise’: A Revolutionary Asian American Movement

Tracy Lai October 22, 2017 0

Just in time for October, National Filipino American History Month, University of Washington Press released A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP). Co-edited by former leaders of the

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Scott Kurashige’s ‘Fifty-Year Rebellion’ shines light on racist policies in Detroit

Scott Kurashige’s ‘Fifty-Year Rebellion’ shines light on racist policies in Detroit

Chris Juergens October 21, 2017 0

“Detroit has been the in the forefront of the deindustrialization of the urban cores and the institution of neoliberal policies in U.S. cities that primarily hurt communities of color,” argued Scott Kurashige in a

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Sharath Patel works his sound design magic for ACT Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’

Sharath Patel works his sound design magic for ACT Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’

Roxanne Ray October 20, 2017 0

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s well-known play about the Salem witch trials, comes to ACT Theatre this month, and sound designer Sharath Patel will be delighting the ears of the show’s audiences. “Many people think

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The past is present in Amy Tan’s latest book

The past is present in Amy Tan’s latest book

Bharti Kirchner October 19, 2017 0

Amy Tan, author of such best-selling titles as The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement is a popular author in the Seattle area, widely celebrated for her fictional work. She’s made frequent

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The sculptural artist behind the scenes—The art of Ming Cho Lee

The sculptural artist behind the scenes—The art of Ming Cho Lee

Roxanne Ray October 17, 2017 0

Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design is not just another coffee table book.

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A Lesser Love: EJ Koh’s Poetic Magnanimity

A Lesser Love: EJ Koh’s Poetic Magnanimity

Hazel Lozano October 17, 2017 0

When I asked EJ Koh why she titled her debut poetry collection, A Lesser Love, she replied, “Lesser forms of love can still be considered as love.” Koh’s statement best embodies her aesthetic of

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Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ reveals the conformity of suburbia

Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ reveals the conformity of suburbia

Maisy Chan October 15, 2017 0

Celeste Ng’s new novel Little Fires Everywhere picks up in mid-stream right at the burning pyrotechnic of the youngest of the Richardsons’ brood of four children. Izzy, the youngest, sets fire to burn down

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Tay and Val break ground with #ARTempowers

Tay and Val break ground with #ARTempowers

Rumi Tsuchihashi October 14, 2017 0

The September 16 interactive screening of #ARTempowers at King Street Station began with a surprise admission from Tay and Val, the two filmmakers. Despite years of creating groundbreaking TV shows in their native Singapore

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Set designer Chikako Suzuki finds balance in her success

Set designer Chikako Suzuki finds balance in her success

Roxanne Ray October 13, 2017 0

Images are powerful, and set designer Chikako Suzuki enjoys wielding that power. Trained as a set designer at Carnegie Mellon, she then made the leap to designing for television in Hollywood, and has earned

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