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Louisa Hotel: History and mystery in plaster
On a semi-sunny day in late April, Tanya Woo, from the Woo family in charge of the historic Louisa Hotel, guided photographer Joe Mabel, and myself, to the murals found along a Louisa staircase, former entrance to the Club Royale jazz club.
Green Book Tour: Jackson Street after hours, through the ages
We amble down streets, passing buildings, passing vacant lots where buildings once stood. For the most part, we stick to our business, not giving surroundings much of a thought.
Asian stand-up: Two stories, two cultures, two funny ladies
The path to stand-up comedy, like the path to any other creative endeavor, can run along seemingly infinite routes.
“After Yang”: Love, life, and other potent ponderables
“After Yang,” the second feature film written and directed by South Korea’s Kogonada, played the Northwest Film Forum as a presentation of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival on March 6, and should be available for home streaming soon.
“Alternative Facts”: Racism yesterday, racism today, activism always
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year was 1992. I was a managing editor at my college newspaper. We somehow managed to lose the announcements for the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the action from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which sent more than 100,000 Japanese Americans to relocation camps during World War II. […]
Bao Tran, local filmmaker, honored by ViacomCBS
The Seattle area’s own Bao Tran started out working for himself, scraping money and resources together to make short films. But thanks to ViacomCBS, he’ll have an easier time realizing future projects.
Asian futures, without Asians: Scary look at science fiction
2014’s “Ex Machina,” written and directed by Alex Garland, won an Oscar and was widely considered one of the most dashing and deep science fiction films of its era.
“Eternals”: Color, charisma, and careful caring
The Thursday night opening of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe feature “Eternals,” at Northgate’s Regal Thornton Place, went as matter-of-factly as most rollouts of big movies do, given our times. In a single-filed line, the gatekeeper checked vaccination cards one at a time. Popcorn got bought, plus soda (the Icee machine was down for the count).
Carly Ann Calbero: “Science of Pride” with a Marysville twang
Carly Ann Calbero knows artists have to make sacrifices to get where they’re going. But she also knows it’s okay to ask a parent or guardian for help.
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