“No Blueprint” offers new blueprint for local podcasts

The Seattle podcast No Blueprint focuses on local artists and entrepreneurs of color — and answers a call for representation for people of color in media.
Jun 21, 2018

“A Night at The Forbidden City” draws on legacy of Asian American cabaret

The show includes dancers, magicians, burlesque and more, in homage to the supper club entertainment prevalent in Chinatowns in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jun 20, 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

Poet Carlynn Newhouse reflects on creative process and opening for Questlove

The 18-year-old talks inspiration, Instagram as a writing tool and her plans to attend Howard University.
May 23, 2018

Cartoonist vanquishes more than hate with Sikh Captain America

Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh says battling hate through Sikh Captain America shows the power of venturing outside of one's comfort zone.
May 17, 2018
The International 2014, the fourth annual eSports "Dota 2" championship tournament hosted by Valve Corporation at KeyArena. (Photo by Dota 2 The International via Flickr)

International esports tournament leaves Seattle for Canada

Valve attributed the relocation to Vancouver, B.C. to KeyArena renovations, but last year recurring issues with participant visas spurred rumors that the tournament would leave Seattle.
May 2, 2018

“Queer, Mama. Crossroads” brings visibility to invisible trauma

Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee Tolbert's "Queer, Mama. Crossroads" breaks silence over police violence against queer black mothers.
Apr 12, 2018

Lummi artist interprets traditions through glass

Dan Friday, of the Lummi Nation, honors the Coast Salish tradition of woven cedar baskets through a very different medium. He makes them in glass.
Apr 4, 2018

Special “Hamilton” program engages students in U.S. history

An education-focused performance of "Hamilton" encourages a deeper look at the United States' founding era.
Mar 22, 2018

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre fuses Taiwan traditions and contemporary dance

Choreographer Lin Hwai-min reflects on the nature and culture of Taiwan and its political history in "Formosa."
Mar 15, 2018

Beijing Queer Chorus sings for a better world

Members of the chorus say they hope to bring some of the progress in the LGBTQ community in the United States back to China.
Mar 14, 2018

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018
A new mural painted on the crosswalks of 12th and Jackson in July 2017 looks onto the Seattle skyline. The crosswalk sits at the entrance of Little Saigon and represents many aspects of Vietnamese culture.

Embracing history, as Chinatown-International District faces change

How is the Chinatown-International District preserving its identity as it faces development pressures? Look to the lessons learned from the Kingdome.
Dec 26, 2017

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

Sara Porkalob pushes past expectations as an artist and activist

Sara Porkalob, who stars in Book It Repertory's "Howl's Moving Castle," has made a name pushing boundaries in theater.
Dec 5, 2017

Stunt drivers strive for official recognition in Zimbabwe

Otherwise known as 'spinners', the drivers who perform stunts for spectators hope government recognition will guarantee a future for their motorsport.
Nov 21, 2017

Lessons from the last days of the Cambodia Daily

With the U.S. media landscape growing increasingly threatening for journalists, Cambodia’s crackdown on freedom of expression can serve as a warning.
Nov 20, 2017

Theatre’s “Dear White People” probes meaning of resistance through artists of color

Not to be confused with the TV series, the fourth "Dear White People" at Theatre Off Jackson centers the voices and viewpoints of theater artists of color.
Nov 15, 2017

Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature

The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017