As part of a process that could change the fabric of the Chinatown-International District (ID) yet provide welcome revenue to local businesses, the International Special Review District (ISRD) board reviewed a proposal to demolish Bush Garden, formerly called the Elgin Hotel.
If you ask Kenneth Chien about the origins of the mRNA vaccines that are blunting the pandemic, he talks about his ancestors.
A proposed Stop Hate Crime Hotline is one step closer to becoming reality. It unanimously passed the King County Council’s Law and Justice Committee on Aug. 31.
Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối will be celebrating 28 years of service to the Vietnamese American community at its Compassion over Hate Virtual Gala. The event, on Sept. 16, from 7–8 p.m., will recognize accomplishments, support Vietnamese neighbors and friends, and look to the future. Highlights include keynote speaker Trang Tu Dang and a short auction. […]
Northwest Nikkei Museum at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington will host its 7th Speaker Series on Sept. 17. “Hidden Histories of Nikkei Sports” will highlight local Seattle sports organizations Rokka Ski Club, Tengu Club, and a special guest appearance from Kerry Yo Nakagawa, founder of the Nisei Baseball Research Project. Each club […]
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) is doubling up the celebration of Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival—with two festivals on consecutive weekends: Sept. 18 in Gig Harbor and Sept. 25 in Tacoma. The celebrations will feature various Korean dance teams and Korean music and food, plus special presentations revolving around Korean culture. The inaugural Chuseok […]
Superstar Chow Yun-fat has been given an honorary doctorate from Hong Kong’s Baptist University for his outstanding achievements and contributions to society. At the ceremony last month, the 66-year-old action star expressed gratitude for the doctorate in humanities and thanked Hongkongers for the encouragement and love they had shown him. Chow dropped out of school […]
Happy sounds of drums and gongs rang out across the sun-lit plaza, in front of the new Wing Luke Elementary School on Aug. 24. The Mak Fai Chinese Lion Dance Team was poised to perform a lion dance that would chase away evil spirits and also bless and bring good luck to the building.
A 28-year-old man was shot and seriously injured following a fight in the 1200 block of South King Street on Aug. 28. Witnesses called 911 at 1:45 a.m. to report that a man had shot a person in a parking lot at 12th Avenue South and South Main street. Officers quickly arrived and found the […]
Over her career, Sandra Oh tended to play roles that didn’t fully let her sink into a racialized identity. I’m not at all saying that’s her fault. I’m saying that she probably auditioned for and nailed roles that weren’t written with an Asian American in mind.