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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

Father and kid bonding

Father and kid bonding

The weekend before Father’s Day, kids and their dads made the most of the good weather and hit the great outdoors. Some went running, some rode bikes,

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

A new wrought iron fence and security camera at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden are being installed to protect it from vandalism. Many of its stone

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Critics: ‘Airbender’ & ‘Prince’ were whitewashed

Critics: ‘Airbender’ & ‘Prince’ were whitewashed

Ever since he first came out of a block of ice in the Nickelodeon cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the other tribes in his fictional, Asian-inspired

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 23 | 6/5-6/110 Comments

Is spanking ever OK?

Is spanking ever OK?

It’s been many years since Wendy Leung’s parents last struck her with a bamboo stick, but the memories remain with her today.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/47 Comments

Asian Pacific American heritage at the Center

Asian Pacific American heritage at the Center

On May 2, thousands of people congregated at the Seattle Center House to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through song, dance, music, art, and displays. There were lion dances, youth drill teams, taiko drummers, and artists from all over the state. The event was presented by the Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/210 Comments

Mom impossible to shop for? The answer lies in her zodiac sign

Mom impossible to shop for? The answer lies in her zodiac sign

Rat mom (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972) – Rat mom is quick-witted, inquisitive, and hardworking. She is an opportunist and always pays attention to small details.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/142 Comments

Lessons from Mom

Lessons from Mom

“The most important thing my mom taught me was to study hard.” — Grace Tong (mom) …
“The best thing my mom taught me was how to lead a healthy life.” — Michelle Zhou (daughter)

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 19 | 5/8-5/140 Comments

A tale of two generations — chic wedding a sign of how far we’ve come

A tale of two generations — chic wedding a sign of how far we’ve come

Recently, my niece, whose married name is Kelly Kwon, held a sparkling Cinderella wedding in Austin. The venue had a smashing view of a lake and golf course. It was a well-organized event, with the help of meticulously detailed pages recorded on a spreadsheet. What a contrast to the wedding of my brother (her father) decades ago.

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/301 Comment

Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

On March 12, a delegation of American Indians and representatives of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, visiting four different regions, in an effort to support the revitalization of cultural heritage of the Ainu, who were formally recognized by Japan’s government in 2008 as Japan’s indigenous people.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/23 Comments

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

On Feb. 13, children and their parents braved the rain to come out and participate in the inaugural Children’s Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and sponsored by Panda Express. Of the nearly 80 participants, there were 20 finalists who received tickets from the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and Woodland Park Zoo. The three winners got tickets and $50, $30, and $20, respectively, from the parade sponsors.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

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