Arts & Culture

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The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.

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Artist Fram Kitagawa, who has curated major events in Japan, says he was denied a visa because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base.

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Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.

Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

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An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.

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Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.

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While some cities in Mexico have started to adopt features of Halloween, you'll won't find any Disney princesses at Oaxaca's Día de los Muertos celebration.

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In "Brothers Paranormal," Thai-American folklore meets the American Midwest and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Saz player Abdallah Abozekry is one of 24 musicians from 17 countries who are part of the OneBeat Festival, in Seattle the week of Nov. 2-7.

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Krish Raghav's comic books combine travelogue with historical, social and political context — before ending with a punchline.

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A King County Library program called The Big Read encourages communities to come together around a book about the Ethiopian immigrant experience.

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Your guide to celebrating 2015 Día de los Muertos in Seattle and around the Northwest.

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“No, it's not scary,” says Margaret Cho about sharing even her deepest secrets. “I think that as artists, we always use our lives in our work.”

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Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.

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Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.

Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

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Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.

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Can't quite find the right word to express how you're feeling? Try these handy Amharic phrases that just don't have an equal in English.

A member of the G.O.O.D. Girls addresses the crowd at Beautify the Block. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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They may look tough, but the B.A.D. Boyz and G.O.O.D Girls of Rainier Vista just want to Beautify the Block.

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"Waterfall" not only brings pop star Bie Sukrit to the United States in the lead role, but also crosses the cultures of Thai and American musical theater traditions.

A child contributes to an interactive art portion of the exhibit. (Photo by Mahroo Keshavarz)

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What will keep the legacy of Seattle hip-hop moving? MOHAI exhibit curators have an idea.

A note that accompanies the crosswalk paint job raises a series of somber concerns.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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The trend of guerilla crosswalk painting in Seattle continued when a Rainier Beach crosswalk was repainted with the colors of the Ethiopian flag.

Artist Keith Salmon hikes in the Scottish countryside, a key part of his process for creating impressionistic landscape paintings. The painter is profiled in the upcoming film Glen Rosa, by Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton. (Courtesy photo)

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Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton illuminates a visually impaired landscape painter's process in the new film Glen Rosa.