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Experimental essay book evokes the wordless art of mimes

Experimental essay book evokes the wordless art of mimes

Roxanne Ray December 6, 2017 0

How much can there be to say about silence?  According to writer Shawn Wen, a lot. In A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Wen offers us an experimental book-length essay on the renowned

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Northwest Korean chef Rachel Yang’s new cookbook knows no boundaries

Northwest Korean chef Rachel Yang’s new cookbook knows no boundaries

Cynthia Rekdal November 28, 2017 0

Rachel Yang, chef and, in partnership with her husband Seif Chirchi, formidable restaurateur, is trying on a new hat: Cookbook author. The chef and restaurant owner couple have lived in Seattle since 2006

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November 23, 2017—Arts Etc.

November 23, 2017—Arts Etc.

Alan Chong Lau November 23, 2017 0

IE Arts Editor Alan Chong Lau highlights the latest November happenings in visual arts, film, theater, books and more

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The enigmatic scholar who introduced Japanese culture to the West

The enigmatic scholar who introduced Japanese culture to the West

Mike Timko November 21, 2017 0

The life of and career of Lafcadio Hearn’s (1850-1904) are interesting and colorful. Known to many by his Japanese name, Yakumo Koizumi, he was a journalist, translator, educator and writer, and his works were

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‘Witness to Wartime’ exhibit of Takuichi Fujii’s work is enlightening

‘Witness to Wartime’ exhibit of Takuichi Fujii’s work is enlightening

Tamiko Nimura November 13, 2017 0

Even for people steeped in camp history, even for a region as rich in Japanese American history as the Pacific Northwest, the Washington State History Museum exhibit of Issei artist Takuichi Fujii’s work “Witness

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Hope of Another Spring is a treasure trove of Japanese American history

Hope of Another Spring is a treasure trove of Japanese American history

Tamiko Nimura November 12, 2017 0

The Hope of Another Spring is the story of a collection of artworks and artifacts, rarely seen outside the artist’s family—until now. It includes many annotated and translated selections from “MINIDOKA XX,” Fujita’s diary.

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‘Something from Nothing’ exhibit shows what was lost during Japanese incarceration

‘Something from Nothing’ exhibit shows what was lost during Japanese incarceration

Chizu Omori November 10, 2017 0

Something From Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects From America’s Concentration Camps is an exhibit at the Thatcher Gallery on the campus of the University of San Francisco. This show’s director, Glori Simmons, said that

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant is an enigma and an allegory

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant is an enigma and an allegory

Maisy Chan November 9, 2017 0

The Buried Giant by the Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been impressive in its extensive reception by reviewers in Britain and in the United States. Ishiguro’s earlier novels and short fiction flit between

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‘Camouflage Net Project’ brings light to injustice

‘Camouflage Net Project’ brings light to injustice

Aya Bisbee November 8, 2017 0

Tara Tamaribuchi draws inspiration from her personal experiences, her life as a mother, and her ancestral history in her art practice. Growing up, Tamaribuchi heard stories about her father being born in “camp,” but

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November 7, 2017—Arts Etc.

November 7, 2017—Arts Etc.

Alan Chong Lau November 7, 2017 0

IE Arts Editor Alan Chong Lau highlights the latest November happenings in visual arts, film, theater, books and more

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