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Lunar New Year traditions you might not have known about

Lunar New Year traditions you might not have known about

Koreans, Tibetans, and Mongolians also celebrate the New Year, which is the passing of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 7 | 2/12-2/183 Comments

Rabbits being threatened as ‘their’ year begins

Rabbits being threatened as ‘their’ year begins

BANGKOK (AP) — Many Asians believe the Year of the Rabbit will bring good luck to those born under that zodiac sign, but conservationists warn that the furry creatures

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 6 | 2/5-2/110 Comments

Year of the Cat OR Year of the Rabbit?

Year of the Cat OR Year of the Rabbit?

People who celebrate the Lunar New Year have a lot to look forward to in the Year of the Rabbit. 2011 is a rarity in the 12 zodiac animals. While the Chinese

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 6 | 2/5-2/1112 Comments

A parade! A parade!

A parade! A parade!

On Saturday, Jan. 29, parents and kids braved the rain and came down to the International District to participate in the Second Annual Children’s Costume Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post and produced by the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA). Judges picked three winners and six finalists. […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 6 | 2/5-2/110 Comments

BC and UW-Bothell join forces in welcoming Chinese business students

BC and UW-Bothell join forces in welcoming Chinese business students

This fall, students at Bellevue College will welcome Chinese students into their business program, as Bellevue College (BC) and the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) campus begin

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 5 | 1/29-2/40 Comments

Year of the Rabbit to bring financial success?

Year of the Rabbit to bring financial success?

This animal system is used as a means of numbering days and years, not just in China, but also in other East Asian nations like Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The animal system is also important in astrology

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 5 | 1/29-2/40 Comments

What a difference 12 years makes: For the Lunar New Year, we look back on how far the International District has come since the last Year of the Rabbit

What a difference 12 years makes: For the Lunar New Year, we look back on how far the International District has come since the last Year of the Rabbit

In 1999, President Bill Clinton was in office, the United States was in the midst of the dot-com boom, and the world was facing the turn of the century.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 5 | 1/29-2/41 Comment

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District: Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Rabbit 2011

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District: Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Rabbit 2011

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/281 Comment

Rabbits, time to shine for Chinese New Year

Rabbits, time to shine for Chinese New Year

There is more to the Chinese Zodiac than a hippety hop into year 4708 for people born under the sign of rabbit.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a parade, a rabbit competition, and dine out for only $2 a plate

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a parade, a rabbit competition, and dine out for only $2 a plate

Did you know that children born in 2011 will be articulate, talented, and ambitious? This is according to the Chinese zodiac, which is based on the lunar calendar.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/212 Comments

10 Asian food makeovers for your holiday party

10 Asian food makeovers for your holiday party

Let’s face it. We gain weight during the holidays because there are too many leftovers. So why not share the wealth (and calories) by throwing a leftover party on Dec. 26?

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/313 Comments

12 meaningful gifts that DON’T carry a hefty price tag

12 meaningful gifts that DON’T carry a hefty price tag

When looking for holiday presents, there are certain criteria that many of us consider. We want the gift to be a perfect representation of our affection for the receiver.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/240 Comments

An All-American Thanksgiving

An All-American Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/30 Comments

Black Friday horror stories

Black Friday horror stories

After a coma-inducing Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, traditional side dishes, and pumpkin pie, some feasters opt to plant themselves on the couch.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

At the Burke, a myriad of colors and textures are woven into layers of meaning

At the Burke, a myriad of colors and textures are woven into layers of meaning

Traditional weaving has become an endangered art because, as stated in a Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture press release, in the past 150 years,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 43 | 10/23-10/291 Comment

One writer’s journey on the Chinese Heritage Tour

One writer’s journey on the Chinese Heritage Tour

For one week in July, a big blue bus rolled east, west, north, and south in search of places that Chinese pioneers touched, lived, and left during the 19th century in the western U.S.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 39 | 9/25-10/12 Comments

Asian, Jewish communities unite to stop use of ethnic slur

Asian, Jewish communities unite to stop use of ethnic slur

To many U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, the use of the term “Jap” is considered a racial slur with a hate-filled history going all the way back to World War II.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 36 | 9/4-9/106 Comments

Korean women married to non-Koreans find kindred spirits at local conference

Korean women married to non-Koreans find kindred spirits at local conference

As a first generation Korean American married to a non-Korean man, Lea Armstrong had to overcome challenges uncommon in other marriages, including cultural

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 35 | 8/28 - 9/34 Comments

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

Around the world, how do fireworks differ? (And how are they the same?)

It’s said that fireworks were invented more than 2,000 years ago in China. But the fireworks in those days were quite different from the fireworks of today.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/9, World News1 Comment

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

On the eve of Independence Day, immigrants reflect on an uncertain future … but many are still optimistic

For our Fourth of July issue, we want to look beyond the fireworks and picnics to offer a more poignant look at the thoughts and worries that international students and immigrants

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/90 Comments

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