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‘Ghost in the Tamarind’ offers a much-needed perspective of Indian history from the South

‘Ghost in the Tamarind’ offers a much-needed perspective of Indian history from the South

Nalini Iyer September 9, 2017 0

In Paavalampatti, a village in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, a young boy playing imaginary games about mythological kings and demons discovers the corpse of a murdered man under a tamarind tree and

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Stephanie Han’s ‘Swimming in Hong Kong’ is a thoughtful portrayal of connections

Stephanie Han’s ‘Swimming in Hong Kong’ is a thoughtful portrayal of connections

Joshua Talosig September 8, 2017 0

Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong begins with a short story that’s aptly titled “Invisible.” In it, a Korean-American journalist sits in a late-night Hong Kong bar, taking note of all that she sees around

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Chef Ming Tsai: Cooking outside the wok

Chef Ming Tsai: Cooking outside the wok

Cynthia Rekdal September 8, 2017 0

On November 4, Ming Tsai, a longtime advocate for access to education, will be the celebrity chef host for this year’s Saint Martin’s Gala in Lacey, Washington. The event, a black-tie affair features a

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The easy and the hard of ‘Harmless Like You’

The easy and the hard of ‘Harmless Like You’

Dandi Meng September 7, 2017 0

For the characters in Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s debut novel, 'Harmless Like You,' the only way to leave a mark is by doing harm. While there are certainly moments of explicit and dramatic violence in

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Film: Love, revenge, and bloodletting in ‘The Villainess’

Film: Love, revenge, and bloodletting in ‘The Villainess’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey September 7, 2017 0

'The Villainess' is the unlikely title of a film featuring a woman who’s more a victim of circumstance than a ruthless killer on a homicidal spree

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‘King of the Yees’ coming to ACT Theatre in September

‘King of the Yees’ coming to ACT Theatre in September

Roxanne Ray September 7, 2017 0

Imagine that someone in your family is a playwright. Now imagine that this family playwright decided to write a play about your family itself—and you were the main character. That is the precisely the

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Shannon Koyano wants to make her city a destination for comedy

Shannon Koyano wants to make her city a destination for comedy

Roxanne Ray September 1, 2017 0

Shannon Koyano does it all. She’s a single mother who works by day and graces comedy stages by night. 

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Documentary reveals that the forcible harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience in China is ongoing

Documentary reveals that the forcible harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience in China is ongoing

Misa Shikuma August 31, 2017 0

For many Americans, having the tiny red heart on our driver’s license designating us organ donors is no big deal. Though the wait lists are notoriously long, we have a system in place that

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Photographer Bruce Tom focuses his camera on the unique moments in dance performances

Photographer Bruce Tom focuses his camera on the unique moments in dance performances

Roxanne Ray August 30, 2017 0

Photography is both a passion and a profession for Bruce Tom, who specializes in both dance photography and photojournalism for the arts community. 

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‘Gook’ tells the complex story of the L.A. Riots from a Korean American perspective

‘Gook’ tells the complex story of the L.A. Riots from a Korean American perspective

Aya Bisbee August 29, 2017 0

Justin Chon’s Sundance award-winning film, 'Gook,' is set during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and looking back twenty-five years later, it is still extremely relevant. 'Gook' is inspired by the experience of Chon’s family

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