Amazon security workers allege retaliation after prayer space request

Two workers say that Security Industry Specialists, the company that handles Amazon’s security, unfairly treated them after they asked for space to pray.
Feb 21, 2017
Still from "Mele Murals."

Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates the spirit of resistance

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival returns this week with a slate of films that defy stereotypes of a "model minority."
Feb 20, 2017
Harry Chan, third generation owner of Tai Tung restaurant, the oldest running Chinese restaurant in Chinatown-International District).

Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurants serve up edible history

A documentary at the upcoming Seattle Asian American Film Festival explores the delicious history of Chinese-American food in our region.
Feb 16, 2017
Jemila Abdullah, Iftin Kedir and Munera Mohammed (from left) during a coding class for East African youth held by Companion Athletics. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Popular East African basketball program pivots to coding classes

Organizers of an all-East African basketball league say the popularity of new coding classes for youth have surprised even them.
Feb 13, 2017
A blanket protest against Putin's government brought tens of thousands of protesters to the streets in central Moscow in September 2012. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The US in 2017 is starting to remind me of Russia in 2012

Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev sees parallels between the early stages of the Trump administration and Putin's rise to power. He makes a convincing case.
Feb 9, 2017

Chinatown-International District hopes for better outreach after Womxn’s March

Some small businesses in Chinatown-International District lost Lunar New Year shoppers during the Womxn's March. A community member urges working together.

Central District artist wants to raise “Black privilege”

What is Black privilege and how do you pass it on to your daughters? Rapper Yirim Seck is figuring it out.
Feb 8, 2017

‘Avenidas y Generaciones’ contrasts Latino American experiences through art

Free show at the Washington State Convention Center features a diverse group of artists from the contemporary Pacific Northwest Latino/a art scene.
Feb 7, 2017
Chief Sealth Junior Allison Steele reacts during a dragon dance ceremony that opened an exhibition game between Nankai High School and Chief Sealth in 2015. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Divergent Values: Where Chinese and Seattleites risk misreading each other

With so many new Chinese arrivals in Seattle, time for a guide to cultural understanding from someone with experience in both cultures.
Jan 31, 2017
Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay)

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 2017
Masjid Ramadan, Hargesia, Somaliland. (Photo by Ikram Issa)

1,000 Somali Shillings: How mosques hold Somalia together

A Seattle Muslim who moved back to his native land found his faith rekindled inside the four simple walls of a Somali mosque.
Jan 25, 2017

Bike share fails in Seattle — even as it thrives in other cities

While Seattle loves its bikes, it didn't love its bike share program.
Jan 24, 2017

The art of protesting Trump: Seattle residents get creative with their signs

In the days leading up to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Seattleites joined DIY nights to make posters a weekend of protests.
Jan 20, 2017

World premiere of “SHOT” drives home Seattle’s police brutality conversation

Spectrum Dance Theater premieres "SHOT" tomorrow night in discussion of police brutality.
Jan 18, 2017
Over the next several months, this emoji based rating system will begin popping up in restaurant windows from Lake Forrest Park to South Park. (Image via Seattle & King County Public Health)

New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji

New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.
Jan 17, 2017
Martha Langarica, right, holds her 4-month-old daughter, Mia, as Evelyn Reyes, 16 months old, takes a closer look. The families were visiting Open Arms Perinatal Services to get advice from the doulas and personnel at the center, as well as diapers. (Photo by Johnny Andrews / The Seattle Times)

Culturally sensitive doulas offer a vital lifeline to new moms

Statistics suggest doulas can help reduce preterm labor and C-section rates, but they can also help bring important cultural traditions to labor and birth.
Jan 13, 2017

“Truth B Told” explores breadth of Northwest black artists

Onyx Fine Arts Collective show at King Street Station is a creative explosion of a variety of truths from black artists in the Northwest.
Jan 10, 2017
Finn Sullivan works on a mural panel at Urban ArtWorks. (Video still by Kenndy Wirth)

#GreaterSeattle: Turning a drug arrest into a new career path

Young people who get caught on drug crimes in King County have an alternative to being locked up: Getting sober and getting inspired with jobs at places like Urban ArtWorks.
Jan 5, 2017
In the documentary short “A Year Without My Parents,” screening at Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 11-year-old Tareq tries to adjust to life as a Syrian migrant in Holland. (Children’s Film Festival Seattle)

Children’s Film Festival opens young minds to the world

“Children are humans, and so they understand the world through story just like we do,” says the director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which starts Jan. 26.
Dec 30, 2016

A restaurant wall says a thousand words

Tired of being shaken down in Greece for running a food stand, a family moves to Seattle.
Dec 28, 2016