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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Bai Ling: on being Asian in Hollywood (and her parents’ reaction to the Playboy shoot)

Bai Ling: on being Asian in Hollywood (and her parents’ reaction to the Playboy shoot)

16 April 2009

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly This week, I talked with Chinese-born American actress Bai Ling over the phone. We discussed her new movie, being an Asian actress in Hollywood, China, and — of course — the controversial Playboy photo shoot. Hello, Bai Ling. How are you doing? Good. I am in beautiful San Francisco.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 17 | 4/18 - 4/240 Comments

Fashion Issue Cover

Fashion Issue Cover

12 April 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

J-fashion gains ground on the other side of the Pacific

J-fashion gains ground on the other side of the Pacific

11 April 2009

Fashion designer Malia Peoples models her own Japanese-inspired design, a fuzzy cat-ears hat. Peoples admits that Japanese fashion can oftentimes be quirky. Photo provided by Malia Peoples Co-owner Jay Doughten stands in his boutique, Atsui Tokyo, a clothing store on Madison Street that specializes in bring high quality Japanese fashion to Seattle. Atsui Tokyo photos […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/172 Comments

Behind the LAVSHness: Former history major makes his mark on the future

Behind the LAVSHness: Former history major makes his mark on the future

11 April 2009

Model photo: Alfred Lape wears his own designs. (Photos provided by Alfred Lape and lavshlv.com) By Jacklyn Tran NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As Alfred Lape strolled the walkways of UW as a student, it wasn’t the department he was headed toward that indicated his passion in life. It was what he did while walking between classes […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

4 steps to fabulous skin

4 steps to fabulous skin

11 April 2009

By Peter Jo NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Americans spend millions of dollars on skin care products each year in the hope of recapturing a youthful luster. A 30-day supply of skin products can range from $20 to $250, depending on the product. While lotions, creams, toners, or light treatments may have some effect in improving appearance, […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

Chain Salons? No thanks — Asian go to specialty salons to style their tresses

Chain Salons? No thanks — Asian go to specialty salons to style their tresses

11 April 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Whether it’s a carefully disheveled thick mane or a sleeker, longer style, Asian hair has evolved into a unique cultural force. Across the United States — and definitely here in Seattle — many salons have specialized in styling Asian hair and providing cuts that are native to trends in […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

CLASSIC.ELEGANT.KIKO. — Filipino designer dresses up brides

CLASSIC.ELEGANT.KIKO. — Filipino designer dresses up brides

11 April 2009

Growing up in the Philippines, Designer Kiko Rodriguez never thought he’d be making wedding gowns in America. However, he is currently living out his dream. (Photos provided by Kiko Rodriguez) By Vivian Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He designs his white dresses so they symbolize destiny and fate, but the way Kiko Rodriguez fell into the […]

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RUE today: Boutique brings big city style with a local sensibility

RUE today: Boutique brings big city style with a local sensibility

11 April 2009

By Yoon S. Park NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When one thinks of fashion, cities such as Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York immediately come to mind. Where does Seattle fit into that mix? According to local boutique owner Michelle Kim, Seattle fashion is — in a word — safe. It’s safe both in style and […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

Fitting the mold? Asian men have trouble getting into garbs made for other races

Fitting the mold? Asian men have trouble getting into garbs made for other races

11 April 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Flipping through fashion magazines, it’s apparent that male Asian American models aren’t very prevalent. There are the typical stereotypes that ac-company the stigma of being a male model — a thin, muscular body and usually, white skin. When there are ethnic models, they are usually Black. This uneven balance […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

This spring, stay chic for cheap: 4 simple ways to stretch your dollar

This spring, stay chic for cheap: 4 simple ways to stretch your dollar

11 April 2009

Spring may be upon us, but the clouds of recession still linger, and keeping up with the latest trends may not be a top priority for those struggling to pay bills.

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

Eyes, eyes, eyes: the good and the bad of extensions and color contacts

Eyes, eyes, eyes: the good and the bad of extensions and color contacts

11 April 2009

By Yuki Nakajima NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Most women want beautiful eyes; thus, eyelash extensions and color contact lenses have become very popular. These products certainly change how eyes look but may cause trouble for people who are not properly educated on how to use them.

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/174 Comments

Ethnic up the wazoo: The fashion industry goes global for inspiration, but is it Orientalizing or trailblazing?

Ethnic up the wazoo: The fashion industry goes global for inspiration, but is it Orientalizing or trailblazing?

11 April 2009

Marie Claire magazine’s “Indian Stunner” picks Tory Burch shirt retails for $550 J.Crew trousers retail for $228 Nicole Miller clutch retails for $175 (Photos provided by their respective companies) By Amy He NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY No trend is safe from the hands of fashion designers who are constantly on the prowl to satisfy the fickle […]

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Sneakerheads: Put a spring into your step

Sneakerheads: Put a spring into your step

11 April 2009

By Jason Cruz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Third Generation Sneakerheads”: This is how John Mooney describes himself and frequent customers at his Pioneer Square shoe boutique, Gems Sneakershop. Rather than stocking his store with the latest athletic shoes, Mooney carefully selects his inventory by focusing on individual pieces rather than bulk. “Shopping here is like going […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/172 Comments

The how-tos of hair: 5 styles done in under 20 minutes

The how-tos of hair: 5 styles done in under 20 minutes

11 April 2009

By Monica Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Whether you have straight, fine, thick, coarse, wavy, or curly hair, there are five products to live by: - Hair lotion/detangler - Thickening spray - Medium hold styling cream - An everyday hairspray - Heavy duty hairspray

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

The first lady of style: Meet the designers that created the looks

The first lady of style: Meet the designers that created the looks

11 April 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly What do Asian American and Asian designers Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Junya Watanabe all have in common? Their creations have graced the frame of first lady Michelle Obama, who is now emerging as a fashion icon. When she wore a J. Crew “crystal constellation” cardigan, it sold out […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

SU law center named for civil rights leader

SU law center named for civil rights leader

04 April 2009

When Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American welder, dared to challenge the constitutionality of his internment in 1942, his objections

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Local nonprofits await stimulus funds

Local nonprofits await stimulus funds

04 April 2009

With President Barack Obama’s recent economic stimulus package on its way to the States, many local agencies are eagerly awaiting its

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Posted in Community News, Health, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Community volunteer continues deportation fight

Community volunteer continues deportation fight

04 April 2009

He left Vietnam in 1996 to avoid being detained and arrested by its government. All he wanted was to

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

A return

A return

04 April 2009

Former Seattle Public Schools superintendent Rajinder “Raj” Manhas was chosen on March 27 to become the new

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Obama names another Asian American

Obama names another Asian American

04 April 2009

Harold Hongju Koh, 54, brother of Dr. Harold Koh, the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health-Designate, becomes the second Koh to receive a nomination.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

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