Arts & Culture

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.

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Tons of Americans are nominally Christian, but don’t actually practice the religion. So why is it so hard for secular Muslims to pull off the same thing?

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Luis Aguilar didn’t know he was gay growing up in West Texas. Now he's Seattle's top Latino drag queen, Klaudya Markos.

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We remember Rodney King as the man who tried to broker peace after his police beating ignited the LA Riots. A new one-man show reveals so much more.

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Meet Nikkita Oliver, Seattle poet, teaching artist, lawyer and jail chaplain.

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The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.

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

Vivian Vo-Farmer is an 18-year-old Asian American YouTube star based in Seattle whose channel has over one million subscribers. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Lemos )

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Young Asian American Youtube stars like Seattle's Vivian Vo-Farmer are shrinking traditional paths to fame and using their ethnicity as an asset.

Bernard White plays Amir and J. Anthony Crane plays Isaac in the Seattle Rep's production of Disgraced. (Photo by Liz Lauren)

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Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced is filling theaters and thrilling critics by putting American Muslims on the defensive.

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Tons of Globalist-y things to do in Seattle this month, from International Women's Day events, to the Black to the Future Hackathon and a nerve-wracking Spelling Bee!

Women Rebelling 4 by Houri Ronasi

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In Women Rebelling, local artist Houri Ronasi explores the effects of the Iranian revolution and Islamicization of Persian culture on women.

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Performances at Gay City Arts, Chop Suey and Nectar Lounge emphasized "future" in Black Future Month.

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Fun and socially witty burlesque shows have performers diverse in color, size and gender, and have commented on Black Lives Matter, climate change and more.

Still from "For Here or To Go?"

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Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.

Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

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Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.

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It's still #OscarSoWhite, with Hollywood changing at a glacial pace, but at the Northwest Film Forum next weekend, the future is already here.

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Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix called the London flat his first real home of his own.

Classes at the now disbanded POC Yoga in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Eric McDaniel)

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Following intense backlash to a yoga class for people of color, Rainier Beach Yoga's owner reflects on the responsibilities of white yoga practitioners.

The “Giants” mural by Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, collectively known as OSGEMEOS. It is the biggest public art piece of their career. Photo courtesy of roaming-the-planet.

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A complex of massive grain silos on the waterfront could become Seattle's signature piece of public art.

Last year's Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. If you go out dressed like this in Seattle, people might stare. (Photo from Flickr by NateClicks)

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Who says we don't celebrate Carnival in Seattle? Here's your weekend schedule packed with Lenten events to keep you Catholics partying.

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Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot will speak and present the documentary "Pussy vs. Putin" in Seattle Feb. 8.