Will Grandma have a place in the new Chinatown-International District?

Advocates are worried about how a 300-unit hotel and apartment development will negatively impact the Chinatown-ID’s most vulnerable residents.
Dec 5, 2016
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016
"The Ladder" by Troy Gua.

Nothing Compares 2 U: Artist Troy Gua’s complicated relationship with Prince

Seattle artist Troy Gua doesn’t hesitate to name Prince as his biggest influence. Gua’s photo series “Le Petit Prince,” which features a miniature Prince doll replicating iconic images from the singer’s career, went viral in 2012, counting Questlove among its many fans. But then Gua was served with a cease and desist by The Artist himself.
May 2, 2016
In the Central District businesses that have been in the neighborhood for decades are side-by-side with newcomers. So is gentrification even a thing? (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Fun Quiz! Gentrification: Are you doing it right?

Celebrate gentrification! Take this fun quiz for entrepreneurs and learn how you can to do a better job of upgrading your adopted neighborhood.
Mar 3, 2016

An open letter to white-collar Seattle transplants

Hey there new Seattle transplants — here's a few tips to help you avoid screwing up your new home.
Feb 9, 2016