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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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Walking the art aisles—a stroll through Seattle Art Fair

Walking the art aisles—a stroll through Seattle Art Fair

Kazuko Nakane August 21, 2017 0

Even though I’ve been writing about art for years, I still remember what the late Nisei painter, Frank Okada told me. He said he became a painter because he believed the world of art

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Seattle Center’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit is sure to impress children and adults alike

Seattle Center’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit is sure to impress children and adults alike

Maisy Chan August 20, 2017 0

The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor are a national treasure in China. A selection of the warriors are on display at the Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center. It’s an exhibit that’s sure

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Haruki Murakami’s short stories explores absence

Haruki Murakami’s short stories explores absence

Rumi Tsuchihashi August 20, 2017 0

With the seven-story collection 'Men Without Women,' the wildly popular Japanese author Haruki Murakami returns from a three-year absence to take his fans on a brief but unforgettable exploration of—absence.

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An extraordinary playscape: The Donnie Chin International Children’s Park

An extraordinary playscape: The Donnie Chin International Children’s Park

Hazel Lozano August 19, 2017 0

xtraordinary Playscapes, a new exhibit at the Center for Architecture and Design (CfAD), shows how designers are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into meaningful, state-of-the-art environments. The Donnie Chin International Children’s Park

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The little-known woman who helped lay the foundation for women’s rights in Japan

The little-known woman who helped lay the foundation for women’s rights in Japan

Paul Mori August 19, 2017 0

Beate Sirota Gordon changed the course for every Japanese woman after World War II, but almost no one knows her contribution or even her name.  In spite of doing this at age 22, her

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Art history book reveals the underappreciated genius of Hokusai, creator of iconic “Great Wave” image

Art history book reveals the underappreciated genius of Hokusai, creator of iconic “Great Wave” image

Paul Mori August 18, 2017 0

Even though many know Hokusai because of the “Great Wave,” few know the many layers of his genius and the wide breadth of his artistic endeavors. Sarah E. Thompson seeks to change this by

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In an era of hot-headed leaders, Japanese film collective offers up anti-war movies

In an era of hot-headed leaders, Japanese film collective offers up anti-war movies

Yayoi Lena Winfrey August 17, 2017 0

As angry words are used like weapons by today’s leaders of countries possessing nuclear arsenals, cooler heads will prevail at Northwest Film Forum on August 18. On that night, the venue will host a screening

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Films: ‘Columbus,’ ‘Adventurers,’ ‘In This Corner of the World’ all land in Seattle

Films: ‘Columbus,’ ‘Adventurers,’ ‘In This Corner of the World’ all land in Seattle

Yayoi Lena Winfrey August 17, 2017 0

IE writer Yayoi Winfrey reviews three films being shown in Seattle

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August 17, 2017—Arts Etc.

August 17, 2017—Arts Etc.

Alan Chong Lau August 17, 2017 0

The latest in arts happenings by IE editor, Alan Chong Lau

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