The iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington (UW)’s quad have reached peak bloom, and last weekend was prime viewing time to see the blossoms. Peak bloom is when at least 70 percent of the blossoms have emerged. The amount of daylight and favorable temperatures are the two most important factors that determine bloom […]
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence raises $10,000
On March 26, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAGV) put on a reception and program featuring Dr. Hahrie Han, an Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science and Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Han specializes in civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change. This reception took place at the Northwest […]
City of Seattle welcome new leaders Bobby Lee and Dr. Amarah Khan
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that she will nominate Bobby Lee as the next director of the City’s Office of Economic Development. Lee currently serves as the director of economic development for the City of Portland. Prior to his service with the City of Portland, Lee served in the Office of Governor Kate Brown as […]
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra welcomes new chair
The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is bidding a farewell to Alice Ikeda, its current chair of the board, and it is saying hello to Christine Chang, its next board chair. Chang is slated to take over for Ikeda in June. Chang currently serves on the board of directors. She is a violinist and also […]
Investigation outcome: Florida to get tougher on massage-parlor sex?
By Mike Schneider and Terry Spencer The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye […]
East coast center hosts karate classes for kids with autism
By Gayla Cawley The Daily Item LYNN, Mass. (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive to some that kids with autism can benefit from karate, because children on the spectrum sometimes struggle with self-control, according to Susan Gilroy, director of the autism support center at Northeast Arc. But for the past 11 years, East Coast Karate […]
New era of Japan’s next emperor to be called ‘Reiwa,’ or pursuing harmony
By Mari Yamaguchi TOKYO (AP) — The era of Japan’s next emperor, which begins May 1, will be named “Reiwa,” connoting pursuit of harmony, the government said Monday, April 1 after selecting the phrase from ancient Japanese poetry instead of Chinese classics as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promotes national pride. The current “Heisei,” or “achieving […]
The Layup Drill — My ode to Ichiro
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s opened the 2019 Major League Baseball season in Tokyo, Japan. The visit to Japan was memorable, as Ichiro Suzuki decided that the right place to finish out his career was where it all started.
Perfume: pop, presence, personality, plus!
The Japanese pop girl group Perfume conquered their native country, branched out to international touring, and became the first J-Pop group ever to be booked at California’s prestigious Coachella Festival. They’re also performing at the Paramount Theatre on April 10.
“The Fate of Lee Khan” shows badass females here to say
King Hu, master of the wuxia (“martial heroes”) form of historical-epic Chinese martial arts film, had considerable cachet after his film, “A Touch of Zen,” finished in 1971. His next full-length project, “The Fate of Lee Khan,” would take the fists-and-feet fury in another direction.