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Vibrant Korean contemporary art set to arrive in Seattle

Vibrant Korean contemporary art set to arrive in Seattle

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Contemporary art in Korea has evolved over the decades. With last year’s opening of the $230 million

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hailing originally from Arlington, Va., singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata started her professional

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Communication barriers and compassion — “Lilting” slowly reveals vulnerability

Communication barriers and compassion — “Lilting” slowly reveals vulnerability

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The camera work in “Lilting” moves slowly and unobtrusively.  Usually, it keeps two characters in

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Bo Ningen, a punky-psychedelic quartet of Japanese musicians based in London, England, brought their

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

A-pop! Ling, logos, and Levine

A-pop! Ling, logos, and Levine

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The leaves are changing colors and so are happenings in the media. All your favorite fall shows are back and some newbies are hitting the scene as well! Read on to see what’s new for Asian Americans in the television and pop culture scene.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Women in control — Reading recommendations

Women in control — Reading recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Real Dangerous Girl By Kim Oh Editions Herodiade, 2013 As a teen and young adult, Kim Oh has worked hard, keeping her nose to the grindstone. Never mind that her boss McIntyre is one of the most corrupt men – if not the most  – in Los Angeles, who […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Martial artist, movie star, father, husband, cha-cha champion.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s musical/performance art troupe Aono Jikken Ensemble brings its musical and performing expertise to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

By Cari Murotani Northwest Asian Weekly The fact that women ask Gene Moy to dance is not surprising, considering he knows all the steps to the various ballroom styles and has good rhythm. Moy dances several times a week and drives to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

A theatre pioneer…  — Kashiwagi, 91, continues to act, write, reflect

A theatre pioneer… — Kashiwagi, 91, continues to act, write, reflect

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Hiroshi Kashiwagi, 91, has been writing and performing since he was 15 years old. With 76 years of experience under his belt, he’s still going strong. Recently, Kashiwagi held a reading before the screening of “Infinity & Chashu Ramen,” a movie he stars in, at the Wing Luke Museum.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local composer Garett Fisher’s new project is a collaboration with the Takeda Noh Troupe, led by famous Noh

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Nisei Daughter By Monica Sone University of Washington Press, 2014 Growing up in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s, Monica Sone constantly battled with her Japanese heritage and her American home. From the time she was 5 and told by her parents that she and her older brother Henry […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is over. With the yellow school buses rolling in, it’s a sure sign that fall is right around the corner. But who said you still can’t savor the remnants of August? Let’s take a second to remember end-of-summer highlights with some of […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Asian American talent shines at Bumbershoot

Asian American talent shines at Bumbershoot

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly This was a big year at Bumbershoot. Wu-Tang Clan, Foster the People, Elvis Costello, Lucious Jackson, The Replacements, and Los Lobos are only a few of the performers that took the stage. Alongside these legends, Asian and Asian American musicians and comedians made their mark as rising stars. If […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

“A Letter to Momo”

“A Letter to Momo”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hiroyuki Okiura’s anime feature “A Letter to Momo” was seven years in the making, including the story, script, and storyboarding. It’s also the filmmaker’s first turn in the director’s seat since 1999’s “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.”  For all the planning, though, the film begins simply enough, with a medium-sized […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

“Patema Inverted”

“Patema Inverted”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s “Patema Inverted,” an anime feature originally formatted as an original net animation in four sections, gives us a plaintive young heroine. It also includes a steadfast young hero, a charismatic villain to boo and hiss, and a lot of head-spinning visuals.  Beneath all that pizazz, sterner stuff […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

A-pop! Trailblazers and debt — Adieu to Shigeta and mortgages; casting call for Star Wars

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun’s been shining bright in Seattle this last month! But despite the sizzling heat, things have not been as high in Hollywood. Read on to find out about last month’s unfortunate lows and a few highs.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC)’s U.S.-China Institute. He served as a foreign

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 34, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

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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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/153 Comments

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