"Cemetery of Splendor" is an enigmatic film, made before the 2014 junta in Thailand. (Photo courtesy Strand Releasing.)

Thai film “Cemetery of Splendor” blends surrealism and fear

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will not show his film "Cemetery Of Splendor" in Thailand because of heightened censorship after a 2014 coup.
Mar 9, 2016
Vivian Vo-Farmer is an 18-year-old Asian American YouTube star based in Seattle whose channel has over one million subscribers. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Lemos )

Asian American YouTube stars sidestep Hollywood

Young Asian American Youtube stars like Seattle's Vivian Vo-Farmer are shrinking traditional paths to fame and using their ethnicity as an asset.
Mar 8, 2016
Bernard White plays Amir and J. Anthony Crane plays Isaac in the Seattle Rep's production of Disgraced. (Photo by Liz Lauren)

How Muslims are “Disgraced” by the most popular play in America

Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced is filling theaters and thrilling critics by putting American Muslims on the defensive.
Mar 2, 2016
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Top 5 things to do in Seattle this March

Tons of Globalist-y things to do in Seattle this month, from International Women's Day events, to the Black to the Future Hackathon and a nerve-wracking Spelling Bee!
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“Women Rebelling” will challenge the way you think about the hijab

In Women Rebelling, local artist Houri Ronasi explores the effects of the Iranian revolution and Islamicization of Persian culture on women.
Feb 29, 2016
The cast of "2155: An Exploration of Afrofuturism in Performance Art," which was held over two weekends at Gay City Arts. (Photo by Naomi Ishisaka for Imani Sims.)

Seattle artists bring Afrofuturism to Black Future Month

Performances at Gay City Arts, Chop Suey and Nectar Lounge emphasized "future" in Black Future Month.
Feb 26, 2016
Shuga Shaq producer and burlesque performer Briq House (Photo by PDX Boudoir Photos for Briq House.)

Seattle burlesque shows embrace “the brown and the round”

Fun and socially witty burlesque shows have performers diverse in color, size and gender, and have commented on Black Lives Matter, climate change and more.
Feb 19, 2016
Still from "For Here or To Go?"

Tech visa film vents frustrations of high-skilled immigrants

Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.
Feb 18, 2016
Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

Dead Prez show apt to shake up a gentrifying city

Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.
Feb 17, 2016
Still from "Advantageous," a  feature-length sci-fi film directed by Jennifer Phang. (Image courtesy of Seattle Asian American Film Festival)

Your #OscarSoWhite relief: Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2016

It's still #OscarSoWhite, with Hollywood changing at a glacial pace, but at the Northwest Film Forum next weekend, the future is already here.
Feb 12, 2016
Replica items, including a guitar, in the bedroom of the home where Jimi Hendrix and girlfriend Kathy Etchingham lived in 1968-69  London, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Peter Nicholls for Reuters.)

Jimi Hendrix’s restored London flat open to the public

Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix called the London flat his first real home of his own.
Feb 11, 2016
Classes at the now disbanded POC Yoga in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Eric McDaniel)

A wake up call for white yoga practitioners

Following intense backlash to a yoga class for people of color, Rainier Beach Yoga's owner reflects on the responsibilities of white yoga practitioners.
The “Giants” mural by Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, collectively known as OSGEMEOS. It is the biggest public art piece of their career. Photo courtesy of roaming-the-planet.

Proposed Pier 86 mural to brighten the Seattle waterfront

A complex of massive grain silos on the waterfront could become Seattle's signature piece of public art.
Feb 8, 2016
Last year's Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. If you go out dressed like this in Seattle, people might stare. (Photo from Flickr by NateClicks)

The partier’s guide to Carnival Seattle 2016

Who says we don't celebrate Carnival in Seattle? Here's your weekend schedule packed with Lenten events to keep you Catholics partying.
Feb 5, 2016
Ksenia Zhivago (left) and Maria "Masha" Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot will be in Seattle to talk and present a documentary on their artistic demonstrations against Putin. (Photo courtesy STG.)

Pussy Riot speaks: Russian punk protest artists in Seattle for talk, film

Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot will speak and present the documentary "Pussy vs. Putin" in Seattle Feb. 8.
Feb 3, 2016
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Top 5 things to do in Seattle this February

Lunar New Year and Black History Month mean there's plenty of things to do in Seattle this February.
Ina Chang (Umma) and Skye Stephenson (Hannah) star in "Do It For Umma." (Photo by Ian Johnston of Dangerpants Photography)

“Do It For Umma” reinvents Hamlet as a young, Korean-American heroine

Unlike Hamlet, "Do it for Umma" protagonist Hannah, has a dead, guilt-tripping Korean immigrant mom to contend with.
Feb 2, 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.)

A final drag show at Inay’s

As Beacon Hill restaurant Inay's closed last Friday, drag performer Atasha Manila said goodbye to the place that gave her a start.
Feb 1, 2016
Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

8 surprising secrets about wearing hijab

It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.
"Shame" by Satpreet Kahlon. (Photo by afrose fatima ahmed)

Seattle artist pulls beauty from the ashes of gender violence

Artist Satpreet Kahlon shows the visceral aftermath of gender violence in "What's Left Behind," on display now at Seattle's Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery.
Jan 28, 2016