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

A first impression of the U.S.: Roads so straight and smooth

Tatyana Shtefyuk, originally from Ukraine, was struck by the short lines, smiles from strangers and smooth roads in her new country.
Dec 26, 2016
You have to admit, the resemblance is striking. (Photo from @JamilSuleman Instagram)

Jesus is coming back for Christmas. But you can call him “Josh”

What would the real Jesus do to celebrate his birthday? South Seattle's Jamil Suleman isn't afraid to dress up like the son of God to find out.
Dec 21, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Peter Guthrie)

Reflections on the ‘real America’ from inside the Seattle bubble

I didn’t know until recently that I'm a member of the ‘Democratic urban elite,' living in a bubble that doesn’t represent the ‘real America.’

An Algerian chef starts an Italian restaurant with a French name

Chef Abe Hadjal of Zouave restaurant in Ravenna talks about his journey, his food, and why the U.S. is still the best.
Dec 16, 2016
Inmates of the Washington Corrections Center for Women practice yoga at a Yoga Behind Bars teacher training. (Photo by Emily Westlake)

Training new yoga teachers behind bars

Yoga Behind Bars has offered yoga classes to prisoners for a while. Now it’s teaching inmates at the women’s prison near Gig Harbor how to lead classes themselves.
Dec 9, 2016

Seattle author’s fiction blends her Filipino and Latino family influences

Seattle author Donna Miscolta took a winding road to creative writing.
Dec 7, 2016
A man charges his phone during a demo of the JikoPower Spark prototype in Kisumu Kenya. (Courtesy photo)

‘Spark’ of Seattle idea to charge phones without electricity

The JikoPower Spark, tested and incubated at UW, is a Mad Max-looking metal cup that can charge phones without electricity, using only the heat of a fire.
Dec 2, 2016

A food survival guide for new Chinese arrivals in Seattle

From hot pot to hot dogs, some tips for navigating the Seattle food scene for Chinese international students and other new arrivals.
Nov 30, 2016
Sincere Born, one of the founders of the Palengke pop-up on First Ave. (Photo by Jeannette Magsino)

Filipino-themed pop-up offers alternative holiday shopping

Tucked away in a loft across from the Market, Palengke pop-up has holiday gifts with real community roots.
Nov 21, 2016
Amandeep Singh, A British Sikh illustrator known known as Inkquisitive, brings his pop art to Renton this week. (Photo by Harjit Bhandal)

Pop culture and Sikh tradition meet in Inkquisitive illustrations

British artist Inkquisitive has developed a huge following with his illustrations of pop stars and Sikh gurus. He visits Renton this weekend.
Nov 18, 2016

Diverse Seattle evolves as a fashion city

Seattle's burgeoning fashion scene has international influences, with young designers drawing inspiration from the cultures in which they grew up.
Indigenous DJ trio A Tribe Called Red. (Courtesy photo by Falling Tree Photography)

A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wow” comes to Seattle

First Nations DJ trio A Tribe Called Red’s rising star as musicians has put them on the forefront of indigenous activism.
Nov 14, 2016
A Mini Central District Panther Cheerleader shows some spirit during the Cheer Competition. (Photo by Susan Fried)

These photos of Seattle youth cheer squads are exactly what you need right now

Youth cheer teams from around Seattle and South King County met last weekend to show off their strength and skill.
Nov 10, 2016

Video: Sauti Sol performs at the Neptune

Missed the Sauti Sol show last Thursday night at the Neptune Theatre or just wanna reminisce?
Nov 7, 2016