Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015
While we Americans are busy playing football against a giant turkey, tons of other countries are celebrating Thanksgiving in their own unique ways. (Photo from Flickr)

5 global Thanksgiving traditions to shake up your holiday

Want to celebrate the most American of holidays with a bit of a twist. Try these global Thanksgiving traditions.
Nov 25, 2015
Humanities Washington's Think & Drink lecture series, held in Seattle at Naked City Brewery, has focused on race in the past few years. (Photo by Mike Hipple for Humanities Washington.)

Think & Drink events on race make white guy think

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink series has focused on bringing people together to talk about race over beers for the past two years.
Nov 19, 2015
All the performers of Global Party stand together on stage for one last time before the night comes to an end.

Everybody Dance Now: The Moore’s Global Party demos diverse dance cultures

Dance traditions from Benin to Brazil to Korea all on the same stage? It all must be STG's yearly Global Party at the Moore.
Nov 18, 2015
Diana Elizabeth Torres depicts Juana in "East Side Sushi." (Photo courtesy of Blue Sun Pictures)

“East Side Sushi” pushes gender barriers in a cross-ethnic culinary setting

The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.
Nov 12, 2015
Artist Fram Kitagawa was denied entry to the U.S. to speak on a conference on Japanese art and politics because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base, according to conference organizers. (Photo by Noguchi Yuichi via Socially Engaged Art in Japan.)

Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa

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.
(Screenshot from Netflix)

The best and worst of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.
Nov 11, 2015
Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

Seattle’s Balkan folk rockstars celebrate ten years

An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.
Nov 10, 2015
Doğan İzci (center) steals the show in "Sivas," part of the Seattle Turkish Film Festival this weekend.

Turkish Film Festival offers immersion into a country in turmoil

Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.
Nov 6, 2015
Dia de los muertos in Oaxaca stays true to its roots, and people from all over Mexico come to celebrate the sprits of those who have died. (Photo by Alysa Hullett.)

Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca stays true to its roots

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.
Nov 5, 2015
The cast rehearsing "The Brothers Paranormal." From left to right, Manual Cawaling, Kevin Lin, Selena Whitaker-Paquiet, Bob Williams and Mariko Kita. Not shown: Anna Saephan. Photo courtesy of Pork Filled Productions.

Ghost-busting Thai-American brothers take the stage

In "Brothers Paranormal," Thai-American folklore meets the American Midwest and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Nov 2, 2015
Saz player Abdallah Abozekry will be part of the OneBeat Festival, which will be in Seattle the week of Nov. 2 to 7. (Photo courtesy Found Sound Nation.)

Egyptian musician brings soulful sound of the saz to Seattle in OneBeat Festival

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.
Oct 30, 2015
Comic Artist Krish Raghav adds color to a sketch that he plans to submit to the upcoming comic festival, Short Run. Having lived and traveled in cities around the world, Raghav narrates his travels and gives journalistic insight into the everyday lives within different cities in his comics. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Indian artist Krish Raghav sees the world in comics form

Krish Raghav's comic books combine travelogue with historical, social and political context — before ending with a punchline.
Filipino first generation youth Elijah Baldivino with his father, Benjie, and sister, Annaliese at Seafood City. (Photo by Ian Terry)

‘The Big Read’ a chance to examine challenges for King County immigrants

A King County Library program called The Big Read encourages communities to come together around a book about the Ethiopian immigrant experience.
Oct 26, 2015
Holiday participants paint their faces as skulls. (Photo via Flickr by Rob Sheridan)

How to celebrate Día de los Muertos in Seattle

Your guide to celebrating 2015 Día de los Muertos in Seattle and around the Northwest.
Oct 20, 2015
Margaret Cho performs at the Moore Theatre this week. (Photo by Mary Taylor.)

Margaret Cho’s “PsyCHO” draws comedy “from the palette of pain”

“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.”
(Photo by Alex Garland)

Viet Cong band name sparks outcry at Neumos

Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.
Oct 17, 2015

Tasveer’s 10th film festival brings South Asian geopolitics home

Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.
Oct 12, 2015
Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

On second Indigenous Peoples Day, more work to be done

Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.
Oct 11, 2015

5 Amharic words I wish we had in English

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.
Oct 6, 2015