East German punk scene pushed resistance in an authoritarian state

The East German punk scene was a grassroots youth movement that resisted a police state — and has a story that has become more relevant in recent years.
Oct 24, 2018

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine

The audiences of "Persimmon Nights," running at Cafe Nordo through July 29, experience the rise and fall of an Asian American nightclub owner through music, drama — and flavor.
Jul 23, 2018

Seattle International Butoh Festival runs through July 15

The eight-member DAIPANButoh Collective hosts the ninth annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, running through July 15 at various spaces around Seattle and Shoreline, featuring both dancers from their own troupe and performers from around the world.
Jul 7, 2018

Writing without expectation: Author Kim Fu on the joys and labors of her craft

Author Kim Fu about her influences, upbringing, and the joys and labors of writing.
Jun 12, 2018

Seattle turns surreal in AKTIONSART’s “13 Chambers”

AKTIONSART invited 13 female Seattle-area filmmakers to explore horror and surreal themes in a series of shorts now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Dec 20, 2017

Kikagaku Moyo’s Tokyo underground rock surfaces in Seattle

The band is building an international following with its unique sound stemming from the street music scene in Tokyo.
May 16, 2017
The sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond was vandalized for the second time in a month. (Photo by Redmond Police Department via Facebook)

Redmond mosque sign vandalized for the second time in a month

The sign was vandalized twice in the past month and Redmond police are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.
Dec 21, 2016

Iran film “Fireworks Wednesday” probes marital tensions amid Persian New Year celebration

Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.
Apr 20, 2016

Thai film “Cemetery of Splendor” blends surrealism and fear

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will not show his film "Cemetery Of Splendor" in Thailand because of heightened censorship after a 2014 coup.
Mar 9, 2016

Egyptian musician brings soulful sound of the saz to Seattle in OneBeat Festival

Saz player Abdallah Abozekry is one of 24 musicians from 17 countries who are part of the OneBeat Festival, in Seattle the week of Nov. 2-7.
Oct 30, 2015

KEXP’s ‘Immigrant Songs’ digs for musical roots

KEXP is celebrating modern musicians influenced by the immigrant experience in a new online series, "Immigrant Songs."
Mar 30, 2015