When you walk through the touristy Pike-Pine corridor in downtown Seattle, it’s hard to miss the smoke shops that pervade the area. On the ground level window display of Smoke Plus, on the busy intersection of Pike and First Ave., there are boxes of cigars, glass pipes of various colors and sizes, and a lineup of grandiose hookah pipes with long coils shoved against each other. A sweet scent permeates the shop’s perimeter that leads down to the basement.
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
“I’m not a white male comedian.” Ed Hill knows himself. Hill, a Taiwanese Canadian, travels all over the world making people laugh. The CanAsian is embarking on a new venture as he simultaneously plans on recording his second comedy album later this month at the Columbia Center Theater in Seattle.
After more than a decade, the fantastical world of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” makes its belated return in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.”