A hand outstretched, three fingers up and pointing toward the sky. In Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, it’s a gesture symbolizing thanks, admiration, and goodbye. But in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, it’s become a symbol of protest.
A young Asian assaulted in Chinatown – SPD arrested a 41-year-old man
The Seattle Police Department is currently reviewing surveillance video from businesses near 7th and King streets in the Chinatown-International District. They are investigating a bias crime against a young Asian on the night of Feb. 25.
The Paper Tigers: a kung fu movie that makes a Seattle hometown proud
It’s not often that a movie successfully accomplishes multiple objectives, yet “The Paper Tigers,” our own Seattle-based and Seattle-born film, does just that.
Chloe Zhao wins best director prize at Golden Globes
On Feb. 28, Chloe Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes and the first female winner of Asian descent on a night in which her film “Nomadland” was crowned the top drama film. The 38-year-old director who lives in Los Angeles is a leading Oscar contender for “Nomadland,”’ which […]
9th Annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is presenting its 9th annual festival entirely online from March 4–14—in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum. This year, SAAFF will offer nine feature-length films and 15 shorts programs, including a drive-in screening of martial arts action comedy “The Paper Tigers” on March 6. SAAFF showcases works by […]
Will Chen running for Edmonds City Council
Will Chen formally announced his decision on Feb. 28 to run for Position Two on the Edmonds City Council. According to a news release, his decision to run is motivated by a “desire and commitment to add diversity, passion, and practical experience to the council at a time when communities and businesses across the nation […]
Ang Lee honor
Taiwanese American film director Ang Lee was awarded the Légion d’honneur (The Legion of Honor)—it is France’s highest order of merit. The three-time Oscar winner was honored for his global contribution to culture and received the honor from the French Ambassador to Taiwan at a private ceremony. Lee’s work spans decades and covers a broad […]
Osaka wins Australian Open
Naomi Osaka won the 2021 Australian Open on Feb. 20—her second Australian Open win and her fourth Grand Slam title, making her the first woman in 31 years (the last was Monica Seles) to win four Grand Slams. She won her first Australian Open in 2019.
Deems Tsutakawa passes
Jazz pianist Deems Tsutakawa died on Feb. 25, according to an obituary. He was 69 years old and battled cancer.
Mary Matsuda Gruenewald: Author, health care pioneer dies
Mary Matsuda Gruenewald died on Feb. 11 of complications from non-COVID-related pneumonia, her son Ray Gruenewald told the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. She was 96 years old.