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When The Leaves Start To Fall – The 2012 Fall Arts Guide

When The Leaves Start To Fall – The 2012 Fall Arts Guide

Alan Chong Lau September 19, 2012 0

Maybe you’ve noticed in the last few weeks that even on sunny days, there is a new chill in the air. That’s a sure sign the weather’s changing. But with changes, comes a new

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Arts, Etc. – 9/19/2012

Arts, Etc. – 9/19/2012

Alan Chong Lau September 19, 2012 0

Visual Arts Highlights Photographer Canh Nguyen shows images from his “Tool Series” at G. Gibson Gallery’s back gallery.  Each object seems to assume a heroic yet humble identity all its own. A searching yet

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A Love Story  in “Snail”  and Profile of the Inuit in “Feather” Highlight the Power of Adapting

A Love Story in “Snail” and Profile of the Inuit in “Feather” Highlight the Power of Adapting

Yayoi Lena Winfrey September 19, 2012 0

Life moves at a snail’s pace for Young-chan and Soon-ho. Bound by their physical limitations, both husband and wife sometimes seem like performers in a kabuki drama. Young-chan who is blind and deaf relies

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Scars as Badges of Honor

Scars as Badges of Honor

Diem Ly September 19, 2012 0

There is a reason children shouldn’t use knives. I heard the story of a 4-year-old boy who decides to cut his own fruit, as he sees his mother do countless times. He balances an

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Gods Without Men

Gods Without Men

Nalini Iyer September 19, 2012 0

“Gods Without Men” is an oddly discombobulating novel that traverses time and space and yet remains firmly rooted in one spot in the Mojave desert, the Pinnacles. The novel juxtaposes the stories of an

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The Romance of Indian Painting

The Romance of Indian Painting

Susan Kunimatsu September 19, 2012 0

India is one of the world’s oldest cultures and the Ramayana is one of its most important works of literature, as culturally significant in Asia as the Odyssey is to western civilization. It is

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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Chizu Omori September 19, 2012 0

Since we are going through an impossibly long Republican primary season, we’re  being inundated with the twists and turns of the political process: its ups, downs, and downright strangeness. Seeing Leo Chiang’s film, “Mr.

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An American in Foshan

An American in Foshan

Lydia Tanji September 19, 2012 0

All I knew about Foshan, China was the grisly YouTube video showing a two-year-old girl named Wang Yue, being run over by a van, and later a truck. Eighteen people walked by without helping,

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In the Shadow of the Killing Fields

In the Shadow of the Killing Fields

Janet Brown September 19, 2012 0

“Your father may have brought you wings, Raami. But it is I who must to teach you to fly. I want you to understand this. This is not a story.” In the “Shadow of

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It’s Open Curtains For Jamie Ford’s “Hotel” Turned Play

It’s Open Curtains For Jamie Ford’s “Hotel” Turned Play

Roxanne Ray September 19, 2012 0

A novel set in Seattle’s Chinatown is coming to a local theatre stage near you. Book-It Repertory Theatre presents an original adaptation of Jamie Ford’s popular novel “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and

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