In our image-conscious society, it’s actually a little bit weird to go around calling certain people, “Pig people,” but you know what? During this time of year, it’s allowed and even appropriate!
Lunar New Year food: NW Asian Weekly staff favorite LNY munchies
NW Asian Weekly staff favorite Lunar New Year munchies.
NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared.
In response to the Chinese language controversy at Duke University
The Chinese-speaking controversy at Duke University has revealed a shallow outlook towards Chinese foreign students. The actions of Duke’s biostatistics faculty, while admirably well-intended, were founded on the uninformed assumptions of outsiders.
‘Superstore’ actor Nico Santos relishes true-to-life gay Filipino role
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Nico Santos, the role he plays on NBC’s sitcom “Superstore’’ is personal. “I never thought in a million years I’d be involved in a project that celebrated the fullness of my identity of being queer and Asian,’’ Santos told a TV critics’ meeting last month.
‘140 LBS,’ a play about a daughter’s revenge & the loss of her mom
Susan Lieu, creator, performer, and mastermind of the “140 LBS” live show, was only in grade school when her mother died. Her mother went in for what was supposed to be routine plastic surgery, and did not come out.
Chef lifts ‘Make America Great Again’ hat ban
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red “Make America Great Again’’ baseball cap has apologized and reversed course, saying on Feb. 1 that his restaurant will keep serving everyone.
Kirkland and Bellevue students honored
On Feb. 5, Kobey Chew, 17, of Kirkland, and Mehr Grewal, 11, of Bellevue, were named Washington’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
3rd annual Keiro Northwest Lunar New Year celebration
Keiro Northwest held its annual Lunar New Year dinner on Feb. 2. Six-hundred-fifty people attended the event at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington.
SR 99 tunnel opens
On Feb. 2, more than 100 people gathered at the south entrance to the new 99 tunnel for the opening ceremony. Commuters opened the three-day festivities with an 8K race that took participants through the new four-lane tunnel and over the Alaskan Way Viaduct.