Archive | Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/15

Playing pianos in our parks

Playing pianos in our parks

Have you see the piano at Hing Hay Park? It’s part of Pianos in the Parks, where 20

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Children’s book about World War II to be released

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Kirby Larson, children’s author, is releasing a new book on Aug. 26. The story is about a girl named Mitsi Kashino being separated from her dog Dash when her family is sent to incarceration camp during World War II. The story follows her life in the camp while she still hopes to be reunited with […]

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Children of Marines receive scholarships

Children of Marines receive scholarships

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) hosted a reception on July 30 at the

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Book on history of protests in China released

Book on history of protests in China released

Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests […]

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Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Christina Park has started her own law firm, Park Business Law, located on 1001 4th

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An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,

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Update on “The Mikado”: Conversation ensues

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society closed their production of “The Mikado,” but the conversation on its implied racism has just begun.

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More than just “Asian” — New bill hopes to improve on student data

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Congressman Mike Honda stood up for the All Students Count Act at a rally in Washington D.C. on July 31.  Congressman Honda, a Democrat from California,

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What are you missing in Sci-Fi/fantasy films? DIVERSITY

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Many moviegoers will be enjoying their share of summer movies, but according to a recent study, they will be missing something.  Diversity. The lack of people of color and women in science fiction and fantasy are especially stunning.  

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Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country’s far west.

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How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for

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“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical

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Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent launch of a video game featuring mixed martial arts fighters entitled “EA Sports:

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Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We went out with some friends for dinner the other night, and I was a nervous wreck.

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Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Last weekend, a mini Mikado starring tweens and teens, took the stage at The Bathhouse

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Poet experiments with tradition

Poet experiments with tradition

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Shin Yu Pai, author of eight poetry books, has been nominated for The Stranger’s

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Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new action film “Awesome Asian Bad Guys” has its Seattle premiere at a free screening on Sunday, August 24th, at 1212 King Street in Seattle, starting at 7 pm.  The film, centered around a group of colorful Asian villains, was co-directed by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, and […]

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August reading recommendations

August reading recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer Girl By Bich Minh Nguyen Viking, 2014 Ever since she received the box set from her grandfather when she turned 8, Lee Lien has always loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” books.

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Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly On Tuesday night, Aug. 5, API candidate Pramila Jayapal won against four other democratic

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UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news.

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