James A. Medina (Jim) passed away on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at his home in Olympia after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. Jim was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was born in Seguin, Texas, on Dec. 29, 1950. He married the love of his life, Patricia Higgins, on Nov. 19, 1977, […]
Modern Sky Festival comes to Seattle
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Modern Sky Festival, based out of China, coming to Seattle on October 11th, isn’t the first festival that organizer Michael LoJudice has helped put on. “I’ve worked for Modern Sky Entertainment for almost 10 years,” he recalls. “We are based in Beijing, with an office in New York. Prior […]
Bumbershoot 2015 — Exciting Asian American billing (rain or shine)
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From Sept. 5–7, thousands of people flocked to Seattle Center for Bumbershoot—Seattle’s annual music and arts festival. The three-day event showcases the latest in music, visual arts, dance, film, comedy, and more. Despite the bouts of rain, this year’s festival included a spectacular turnout from Asian American artists from […]
Hong Kong investors to purchase Seattle’s Columbia Center — High-rise and high price: $725 million
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has the Space Needle and the Smith Tower, the city’s guaranteed architectural treasures. But the building that is hard to overlook? That would be the tallest building in Seattle: Columbia Center, the city’s monolithic building at 76 stories high—and it is also the tallest building in the state of […]
EDITORIAL: Tough competition but good news for the Asian American community – Two API candidates running for Clark’s City Council seat
Two qualified Asian Pacific Islander candidates will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. Clark’s last day was April 13 to serve in her new position as director of regional and community relations at the University of Washington. The candidate requirement in this type of special situation is that the position […]
“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference
By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]
COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king
By Eugene Pike For Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time ever, the Thai community in Seattle and surrounding areas are renting billboards near the Space Needle.
Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle
Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]
Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.
BLOG: Wow, China at the Washington State Fair!
By Assunta Ng I consider Luminasia at the Washington State Fair amazingly avant garde and dramatically in the style of Chihuly.