State Sen. Cyrus Habib was born in Baltimore, Md., to parents who emigrated from Iran. A three-time cancer survivor, Habib lost his eyesight and became fully blind at age 8. Shortly afterwards, his family moved to Bellevue.
A vegan propaganda table at a Goldfinger concert was what first drew Filipino chef Kristina Glinoga’s awareness to the issues surrounding industrial meats and animal husbandry.
After a 28-year run of the most classic Broadway show of all time, the New York production of The Phantom of the Opera has made history this year by recruiting the first Asian American Christine, Ali Ewoldt.
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Also a big thanks to the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area for being the key organizer for this year’s Dragon Fest.
The Northwest Asian Weekly teamed up with Seattle City Light, Waste Management and Alaska Airlines to bring environmental awareness through the 3rd Annual Recycling Fashion Contest on July 16.
Nickolas Vassili, the writer and director of “The United States of China,” stepped in front of the gathered crowd to give some background on the work. This was Friday night, July 8, at the Palladium at Hale’s Brewery, the first of three nights for the play. He explained that he was inspired to write from the film “Network,” invoking the famous line from the film, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
Geeman Yip, founder and CEO of BitTitan, has been in the news quite a bit this past month. The company closed $15 million in venture capital funding from TVC Capital and Tao Capital Partners, and was recognized in Seattle Business Magazine as the best company in the region to work for.
South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo carries a reputation as his country’s Woody Allen. Unlike Woody Allen, he’s never dated or married his stepdaughter, nor been caught up in child abuse allegations. But Hong makes films about older men, usually filmmakers like himself, chasing after younger women. In real life, he’s reportedly dating his leading lady from “Right Now, Wrong Then,” Kim Min-hee, who’s 34 to his 54.
When was the last time you noticed the sign on your favorite restaurant or coffee shop’s bathroom? You might have seen changes recently.
How does an American woman who doesn’t speak Japanese manage to run a traditional Japanese guest house called a ryokan?