The Korean American Historical Society is seeking photographs for exhibits and publication in a book about the Korean community. Photos are needed by June 30. Photos of memorable occasions and everyday situations between 1900 and 2000 are being sought. Submissions should include the date and location of the photo, and the identity of subjects when […]
Justice Yu to ride in Pride Parade
Seattle Pride, the lead organizer for Seattle’s annual Pride Parade, has invited newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu to ride at the front of the upcoming 2014 Seattle Pride Parade as a special guest. Governor Inslee appointed Justice Yu to the state Supreme Court on May 1. She is the first openly LGBT […]
Filipina to share her story of being trafficked
A woman who left the Philippines in 2010 for what she believed would be a teaching job in the United States will share her experience of instead finding herself a victim of human trafficking.
Inmate escapes from Adams County Jail in Idaho
By Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Department of Correction says a 47-year-old inmate escaped from the Adams County Jail in Council, Idaho. Robert Michael Williston, formerly of Coeur d’Alene, escaped May 31 by apparently scaling a fence.
SIFF brings mystery and intrigue
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running through June 8, brings more fascinating Asian films to town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the final week at SIFF.
Asian American poetry keeps evolving
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly By the late 1890s, Asian Americans were already leaving their mark on the American literary
Sur brings ‘ohana’ to Carnation festival
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In Hawaii, the concept of family emphasizes the importance of community, cultural ties, and remembering one another. Known as the word “ohana” in the Hawaiian language, it also speaks to a larger sense of community that includes one’s immediate family, as well as extended relatives, friends, and neighbors. <!–more–> […]
Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup
By Rob Nishihara Northwest Asian Weekly The best pitcher in Seattle doesn’t wear a crown. He doesn’t have a regal nickname or inspire a loyal horde to wear yellow T-shirts and shake “K” cards whenever he’s on the mound. In fact, there’s little about Hisashi Iwakuma to indicate Major League star quality, except the box […]
After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical<!–more–> and ecological arenas,” Duc Nguyen said at a screening of his documentary “Stateless” in Seattle last week. “Immigration is really hard to pinpoint, to understand. What we’re doing with the film through community […]
Art of origami on display
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Elegantly folded animals, pentagonal prisms, and architectural creations line the halls at “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” the latest exhibition to debut at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) in Bellevue.<!–more–> The show explores the history and evolution of paper folding and features 140 creations from 45 master […]