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Growing up in Butte’s Pekin Noodle Parlor

Before I even knew what being Chinese American was, I knew Pekin Noodle Parlor was home. Pekin Noodle Parlor was the Chinese restaurant I grew up in, and it also happens to be the oldest...

Prometheus Brown and Bambu to Headline Chinatown/ID Block Party on August 3, 2019

If you haven’t heard already, the second CID Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 3. The International Examiner spoke to Tuyen Than, one of the organizers about the roots of the festival...

Korean musical artist Heize shows her chops in Seattle

Heize, a female Korean musical artist, made her Seattle debut on June 28, and instantly won over the crowd when she flashed a smile while calling us beautiful and wonderful. While she initially caught...

Get ready to see more of Chong the Nomad

Chong the Nomad (nee Alda Agustiano) is a name you’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming months – there’s been a ton of hype since her performance at last year’s...

K-pop royalty Tiffany Young stopped in Seattle for her first solo tour

Tiffany Young is bonafide k-pop royalty and her American homecoming was a long time coming – these two statements are not mutually exclusive. Let’s get this out of the way; while she did not...

Joseph Kahn pushes boundaries on conversations on rap, race and intersectionality in Bodied

Disruptive, subversive, satirical, and surprisingly not preachy -- Eminem-produced movie Bodied is all of the above and more. The premise -- a naïve, white grad school student wants to write his thesis on the...

Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters August 15: The first movie in 25 years...

Right off the bat, all eyes are on Crazy Rich Asians, and the stakes are high – it is the first Hollywood movie to have an all-Asian cast in 25 years, and also the film...

On top of the Space Needle with the director and lead actor of Crazy...

The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is finally making its debut this month, five years after the novel of the same name rose to the top of The New York Times Best Seller...

Crazy Rich Asians actor Jimmy Yang talks new memoir, assimilation

Jimmy O. Yang, stand-up comedian, actor on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” and now author, recently came to Seattle to give a talk at Amazon for his memoir, How To American: An Immigrant’s Guide To Disappointing...

On the bucket list for musical artist Yultron: “Put Asian Americans on the map”

Despite being signed to a mostly Asian American management firm, Yultron says he has a very diverse fanbase that mostly is not Asian. “Not until recently, I’ve started getting a lot more Asian people contacting me, or they’ll recognize me at an Asian tea spot, or a restaurant... this is crazy, I’ve never had Asian fans. It’s not from the Jay Park thing, which is really weird. Most of them are ravers [since] a lot of Asian people are ravers. The fact when they find out I’m Asian American, it makes them like me more. I think we have a natural tendency to stick together. That’s pretty cool, I’m stoked on the fact that there are Asian kids loving my music and I’ve never really thought about it before until recently.”