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.

“Jazz Intoxication” immersed audience in Washington Hall history

Washington Hall launches its new community space with "Jazz Intoxication" immersive theater experience.
Jun 13, 2016

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

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

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

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 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
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
Lauren Kelley, Pickin’, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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