(Photo courtesy AEG)

Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?

South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
Sep 18, 2014
(Photo by Brett Konen)

Three ways to get a global coffee fix in Seattle

A guide to the diverse international coffee scene that often flies below our over-caffeinated radar. 
Jan 7, 2014
At a rally in Walla Walla calling for immigration reform way back in 2010. (Photo by Dick_Morgan)

What immigrants want out of reform (and what they’ll actually get)

Washington’s diverse immigrant community isn’t afraid of going to the back of the line…as long as they’re sure of where it will lead.  
Mar 13, 2013
One by One, a local NGO founded by Heidi Breeze-Harris (right) to fight fistula, is one of a dozen small local organizations being honored today. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Foundation)

5 secrets to Seattle’s success fighting global poverty

“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature and that great interest in global causes.” Want proof? Look no further than the 250 women and men filling the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom in downtown Seattle this morning. They […]
Dec 7, 2012
My first attempt at Chapli Kabobs get the Instagram treatment. (Photo by Brett Konen)

Mastering the art of Afghan cooking (with a little help from Kabul)

Until recently I knew next to nothing about Afghanistan, except that we’ve been at war there for more than half my lifetime. From what I saw in the news I envisioned dry, desolate terrain throughout, with militants popping out from rocky outcroppings just long enough to shoot at a nameless target. I knew this wasn’t […]
Dec 5, 2012
International students in last years World Affairs Council programs bond during a break from their busy program schedule (Photo courtesy World Affairs Council)

World Affairs Council seeking host families for international students this summer

Traveling abroad can mean adventure, challenging life lessons, and the chance to kindle friendships across cultural barriers. But it’s not the only way to have an international experience this summer. The World Affairs Council is seeking hosts families for four State Department-sponsored youth programs, bringing students from Mexico, Zambia, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle […]
Jul 19, 2012