Local poet and visual artist Shin Yu Pai’s upcoming book of poems, ENSŌ, promises to intrigue both seasoned poetry readers and beginners to the art. Due out in March from Entre Ríos Books, ENSŌ stands out amongst Pai’s work in that represents an overview and a culmination of everything she has done so far, while leaving no doubt that the journey continues.
Natalie Lo, Vivian Zhao, and Laurie Yaokum won first ($75), second ($50), and third ($25) place respectively in the 2020 Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year Costume Contest on Feb. 8. In all, two dozen people took part in the contest, emceed by Nella Kwan.
The Hong Kong Business Association of Washington held its Chinese New Year gala on Feb. 8, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel to benefit the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly While some Chinese immigrants relentlessly raised money and collected supplies for those afflicted by the coronavirus outbreak, local businesses associated with Asia or Asian Americans faced a dire fall–off in business and even bankruptcy. Fear of contagion has massively affected business in the Chinatown-International (ID). Usually crowded restaurants are […]
Two bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, were returned to the Pacific Bonsai Museum. The trees were stolen from the public display at the Federal Way museum on Feb. 9.
In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Andrew Yang announced in an email to supporters on Feb. 11 that he is suspending his campaign for president. “This is not an easy decision,” he said. “Endings are hard and I’ve always intended to stay in this race until the very end. But I have been convinced that the […]
More than 200 people attended a party for former longtime King County Councilmember Larry Gossett on Jan. 23 at El Centro de la Raza. Elected in 1993, Gossett served for 25 years on the King County Council. Gossett was also in the forefront of the civil rights movement, and is the last surviving member of […]
Seattle Goodwill has named Eileen Aparis as its new vice president of Job Training and Education. Previously, Aparis was executive director of a Philippines-based Foundation whose philanthropic focus was on education, arts, and computer science programs. She was also executive director of Literacy Source, a non-profit learning center for adult basic education that serves mostly […]