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Samira Mehta’s essays examines the complexities of the mixed race experience

Samira Mehta’s collection of essays, The Racism of People Who Love You: Essays on Mixed Race Belonging, was published early in 2023 and contains seven essays spanning just under 200 pages. Packed within this...

Try your hand at Monica Lee’s recipes in Sohn-mat, a tribute to jjigae

Here in Seattle, besides a few summer months, most of the year is soup and stew season. And if you need some inspiration, Monica Lee has you covered with nourishing and spicy jjigae and...

The IE turns 50: Handle with care, IE reflections on 2020

When I was a kid in the ‘80s, my family would come to the Chinatown International District (CID) because it was the only place my mom could find Asian produce. We lived two and...

Nicole Chung’s second memoir explores grief, race, class and a health care system that...

In Nicole Chung’s first memoir, All You Can Ever Know, published in 2018, Chung takes the reader with her on a journey in her adult life to find her birth parents. A Korean adoptee...

안녕히 계세요, dear readers, and thank you for reading the International Examiner

I’m saying goodbye as editor of the IE after five and a half years, and it’s one of the most intense decisions I’ve made in my life. I know there is a lot of...

Japanese Breakfast comes to Seattle for three nights – if you have tickets, get...

She is reluctant to admit it, but in the grand scheme of her accomplishments this year, Michelle Zauner is having a fairly decent 2021. Her memoir Crying in H-Mart came out earlier this year...

From the editor: THE BIG ISSUE

Dear readers, When Governor Inslee announced his stay-at-home directive to encourage social distancing and flattening the COVID-19 curve, the International Examiner decided that for perhaps the first time in its 47-year history, we wouldn’t print...

Mayor Durkan and Seattle King County Public Health work to fight stigmatization of...

On Wednesday, February 26, Mayor Jenny Durkan and her cabinet treated around 70 members of the Chinatown-International District to lunch at Honey Court to show solidarity and support at a time when Chinatowns and...

“A Better Man” documents a breakthrough moment of reclaiming one’s life after abuse

Attiya Khan’s approximately 80-minute documentary, A Better Man, is a snapshot in the lifelong marathon that is recovering from perpetual and inescapable abuse inflicted on someone by another person. It’s a breakthrough moment in...