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Q&A: Food writer Eric Kim on authenticity, representation, and the challenges of writing about...

New York Times food writer Eric Kim is the son of Korean immigrants, but according to him, he is “really American at heart,” and wants his bestselling cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like...

“Taste Korea” is a meditation, cooking brought down to its essence

As a Korean adoptee, cooking Korean food connects me with my heritage. Food is also a source of connection for Ae Jin Huys — adopted from South Korea at the age of six by...

Two Korean food books for kids to combat the “lunchbox moment”

Many have experienced that “lunchbox moment” — those times, often in childhood, when someone is teased for eating food from their culture. These moments are powerful because food is an important part of a...

New memoir disrupts common narratives about transracial adoption

“You should be grateful” is a phrase that many adoptees are familiar with. It may be that it was said to you, as it was to Angela Tucker, author of a new book about...

‘Model Minority Moms’ podcast highlights the real stories behind the myth

The model minority myth says that Asian Americans are successful, hard-working and prosperous, ignoring the complexity of people’s individual experiences. A similar myth exists around parenting. Social media shows happy families, and blogs focus...

MacArthur Foundation honors regional writer, artist and college instructor Don Mee Choi with genius...

On Sept. 28, the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2021 class of fellows. Along with 24 others, the foundation honored Don Mee Choi, a poet and translator who lives in Seattle and teaches at Renton...

From Alabama to Olympia, Merritt D. Long’s memoir shares a life of hoping and...

True to its title, the key scene of Merritt D. Long’s memoir My View from the Back of the Bus takes place on a bus ride, from his hometown of Bessemer to Birmingham, Alabama....

UW undergrad’s first novel, optioned for a movie, features big robots and even bigger...

This article originally ran online on the UW News website on January 27, 2021. In his 36 years of teaching, some of the best writing UW English Professor Shawn Wong has seen came out of...

A conversation with Naomi Ishisaka, The Seattle Times social justice columnist

On Oct. 14, Naomi Ishisaka began her first column as The Seattle Times’s social justice columnist by talking about what she learned from her Japanese American father, who was born in an internment camp....

City of Seattle and King County reach out to ethnic media about Census 2020...

April 1, 2020, is Census Day. As written in the Constitution, the government gets only one chance every 10 years to count everybody living in the U.S. The results of the Census will determine...