Grey Filastine, right, with Indonesian rapper Nova. The experimental activist electronic music duo are playing at an undisclosed warehouse location Saturday night. (Courtesy photo by Miguel Edwards)

Veteran anti-capitalist noisemaker Filastine is back in Seattle for a secret show

Activist musician Grey Filastine, who cut his teeth raising a ruckus during the WTO riots, returns to Seattle this weekend.
May 17, 2016
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Beyoncé, Barbie and “Posing Beauty” at NAAM

"Posing Beauty" a new photography exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum explores the perception of beauty in the black experience.
May 10, 2016
Members of  Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin perform traditional dances at El Centro de la Raza. (Photo by Izumi Hansen)

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this May

It’s May! Time to march for your rights, eat pierogis, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo the authentic way.
May 4, 2016
Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

Kenneth Bae releases memoir of time served in North Korea

Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood missionary who spent two years of a 15-year-sentence of hard labor, is the longest serving U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea.
May 3, 2016
Atasha Manila prepares for another act on Friday, January 29, 2016 at her final show at Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Inay’s closing means big changes for Beacon Hill artist Atasha Manila

Remembered for her packed, Friday night drag shows at Inay's Asian Pacific Cuisine, Atasha Alfajora, AKA Atasha Manila, opens a new chapter in her life.
"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
(Photo from Flickr by Keith Allison)

Confessions of a Chinese 12th man

The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.
Apr 27, 2016
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti reading her poem about at a Poetry on Buses program at Northwest Folklife. Photo by Timothy Aguero Photography for Poetry on Buses.)

Poetry on Buses returns, with expansion of multilingual outreach

The program will host workshops for Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjabi, Spanish-speaking, African American and Tlingit communities.
Apr 26, 2016
Hedieh Tehrani in Asghar Farhadi’s "Fireworkds Wednesday" Photo courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

Iran film “Fireworks Wednesday” probes marital tensions amid Persian New Year celebration

Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.
Apr 20, 2016
The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

A new Afghan muppet moves onto Sesame Street

Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.
Apr 13, 2016
Brushy One String (Courtesy photo by Agustin Dusserre)

World music powerhouse globalFEST touches down in Seattle

Bringing world music to American stages isn’t easy. That’s what makes the globalFEST tour in town this week so special.
Apr 12, 2016
Seattle Sikh Sikhs

#GreaterSeattle: Sikhs seek recognition and respect

Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.
Apr 11, 2016
Lion Dance leader Royal Tan with LED lion. (Video still by Seth Halleran)

#GreaterSeattle: King of the Lion Dance

Royal Tan has been studying the Lion Dance since he was three. Now he's bringing the 1700 year old Chinese tradition to new audiences around the Northwest.
Apr 4, 2016
Irene Auma, at center, helps conduct a yoga class at Thursdayin Seattle. Auma plans to start the first yoga-in-prisons program in Kenya. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

On a mission to bring yoga, compassion to Kenyan prisons

Irene Auma is in Seattle this week taking special yoga-training classes in hopes of bringing her skills back home to vulnerable people in Kenyan prisons.
Apr 1, 2016
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

What the south end sounds like: Draze drops “Seattle’s Own”

Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.
Mar 31, 2016
Illustration by Mohammed Kloub

Yes, there is such a thing as a secular Muslim

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?
Mar 30, 2016
(Video still by Randy Salgado)

#GreaterSeattle: Latino teen turned superhero drag queen

Luis Aguilar didn’t know he was gay growing up in West Texas. Now he's Seattle's top Latino drag queen, Klaudya Markos.
Mar 28, 2016
Rodney King in April 2012 during a Hudson Union Society event at The Players Club in New York City. (Photo by Justin Hoch, republished from Wikimedia under a Creative Commons 2.0 license)

Rodney King: The man beyond the myth

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.
Mar 22, 2016
Screenshot from Nikkita Oliver's performance at the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif., which she won.

Nikkita Oliver connects art, activism and education

Meet Nikkita Oliver, Seattle poet, teaching artist, lawyer and jail chaplain.
Mar 21, 2016
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Redmond Indian clothing co. takes on challenges of cross-cultural fashion

The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.
Mar 11, 2016