storytelling-seattle

You could shine at our Sept. 14 storytelling event

Have a South Seattle story to share about "finding home" or want to hear some? Learn more about our Sept. 14 storytelling event: bit.do/SouthEnd.
Jul 19, 2016
Still from Futuro Beach

Streaming down to Rio: Eight great Brazilian films to watch tonight

Practice your Portuguese and get a taste of the country that's hosting this summer's Olympics with these eight fantastic Brazilian films.
Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

#GreaterSeattle: The funny side of growing up Somali American

These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.
Jul 18, 2016
Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing

Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016
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Top 5 things to do in Seattle this July

This month is packed! A Polish cultural festival, Seafair Pow Pow, and Japanese world superstars BABYMETAL: all part of our "Top 5 Things To Do" in July.
Jun 30, 2016
Fountain, a post-punk band from Victoria, B.C. were the talk of the Sled Island music festival in Calgary last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Candace)

The next wave of post-punk is breaking in Western Canada

Post-punk bands from smaller Western Canadian burgs few Americans could even pinpoint on a map stole the show at last weekend's Sled Island Festival.
Jun 29, 2016
(Photo from Pixabay and republished under a Creative Commons CC0 license)

Seattle bookstores tackle the lack of diversity in literature

Can local bookstores and publishers reflect more diversity in our literature?
Jun 27, 2016
(Photo courtesy of TRIBES Project)

“Blanket of Fear” play reprises Thursday night

After 12 years, TRIBE Project's "Blanket of Fear" play takes on a new relevance.
Jun 26, 2016
Final performance at the 2012 AileyCamp in New York. (Photo by Rosalie O'Connor)

National youth arts camp lands in Seattle, Tukwila

Seattle Theatre Group and AileyCamp are hosting youth arts and personal development classes in Seattle for the first time at Tukwila Community Center.
Hey, where's his lululemons? An Indian man practices yoga at dawn near Bangalore (Photo by Vinoth Chandar)

Shelly Tochluk balances oneness with identity in “Living in the Tension”

Shelly Tochluk's new book "Living in the Tension" can help yoga practitioners balance universalism with a recognition of diverse identities and experiences.
Jun 24, 2016
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QTPOC parties are necessary (here are five coming up this month!)

In case there was any doubt before Orlando, safe spaces for queer and trans people of color are vital. Fortunately, Seattle has some a poppin QTPOC dance parties.
Jun 17, 2016
The Muzio family drove down from Kamloops to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi. Copa America action continues Thursaday at CenturyLink with U.S. vs. Ecuador. (Photo by Yiting Lim)

Pan-American soccer fanatics converge on Seattle for Copa America

The whole tournament may be a bit of a gimmick, but Copa America is giving Seattle a chance to prove we're one of the best soccer cities in the hemisphere.
Jun 15, 2016
Spectrum Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance

Spectrum Dance Theater's #RACEish series, which concludes with "The Minstrel Show," opens challening conversations about race through the medium of dance.
The "Anti-Jazz Ladies" from left to right: Actors Kate Reinert, Alissa Cattabriga,  Alana Gordon and Ali Vice (playing maid). Not picture: Historian and dramaturg Zola Mumford and costume designer Kelsey Murphy-Duford. (Photo by Monica Thomas)

“Jazz Intoxication” immersed audience in Washington Hall history

Washington Hall launches its new community space with "Jazz Intoxication" immersive theater experience.
Jun 13, 2016
Activist Morup Namgyal (left) and filmmaker Erik Koto (right) spent six years together capturing a cultural revival moment in India. (Photo courtesy of Erik Koto)

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016
Eurovision

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this June

A Euro-mazing Pride event, Filipino film fest, and a orchestra made of trash round out our top 5 things to do in Seattle this June.
Jun 1, 2016
Maz Jobrani. (Photo courtesy of United Talent Agency)

Middle Easterners love to dance, Maz Jobrani has proof

LA comic Maz Jobrani shows us how funny Iranian and Middle Eastern people are. His new movie "Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero" takes it to the next level.
Author Sebastian Junger in a photo by photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed covering conflict in Libya in 2011. (Photo via Town Hall Seattle)

Can war bring us together? Sebastian Junger at Town Hall Seattle

Why is it such a challenge for military veterans to readjust to civilian life? Author Sebastian Junger tackles this question in his new book "Tribe."
May 26, 2016
The old Richard Hugo House building in January of 2014. (Photo by Joe Mabel, republished via Creative Commons License 3.0)

Farewell, old Hugo House!

The anticipated demolition of the old Richard Hugo House building on June 1 paves way for a bigger new space and programs.
The movie "Tanna" was filmed entirely in Vanuatu. (Photo courtesy SIFF.)

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016