By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Cinerama Theater, owned and operated by Paul Allen, presents its first-ever martial arts film festival, “Fists & Fury,” from February 27 to March 5th, featuring, amongst other attractions, several films from Seattle legend Bruce Lee. Greg Wood, the Cinerama’s Director of Operations, took some questions over email. […]
BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary
By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the
1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi
Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II.
Choose May 6 to give big
The Seattle Foundation hosts a one-day, online charitable giving event in which it will add a prorated portion to any donation given to one of the participating nonprofits on its website: www.seattlefoundation.org. You can donate between midnight and midnight on Tuesday, May 6.
COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving
By Curtis S. Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly As families plan reunions and gather in homes across the Pacific Northwest this month to celebrate the most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — the Seattle area offers up one more reason and special means to celebrate the richness and diversity of people who have built this […]
Smithsonian APA director on history and the Wing Luke
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Museums are essential to telling the Asian American story, said Konrad Ng, director of the Asian Pacific
Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom
By Eleanor Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Li-Young Lee was telling me about his morning ritual of reading Emerson, a wonderfully peaceful and introspective way to start the day, I thought.
EDITORIAL: How our votes connect us to our past, while ensuring a better future
When election season rolls around, voters are asked again to decide what is best for their communities, what can be improved upon, and who is best qualified to speak and act for their community’s best interests. In that sense, voting is another way of preserving legacy, to uphold the good done for our community by […]
Project documenting history of Southeast Seattle complete
Seattle’s Historic Preservation program completed a three-year project documenting the history of Southeast Seattle. The finished product is a series of posters, essays, and reports which focus on the era after World War II and looks at the historical roots of the area’s ethnic diversity. The project was completed with the efforts of community historians […]
ArtPlace grant funds restoration of Japantown’s Higo Garden
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience aims to reactivate the Higo Garden in