News Roundup – Diversity in Tukwila, Soda Diplomacy and an Endless War on Terror
by Alex Stonehill
(Photo by Erika Schultz/THE SEATTLE TIMES ) Diversity Means Opportunity in Tukwila – From Somalis to Bosnians to Nepalis, Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz put together a brilliant photographic tour of diverse immigrant communities in Tukwila.
May 21, 2013
21 must see global films at SIFF
by Cynthia Steele
With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting. So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013
Join us all day for a Live GiveBig Variety Show
by Sara McCaslin
Join The Seattle Globalist today for an all-day webcast for GiveBig’s day of fundraising. We have a sick lineup of over 15 guests! Donate here.
May 15, 2013
North Korea threatens, Internet laughs
by Christian Zerbel
Earlier this week gave you a rundown of North Korea’s actual social media presence. Now here’s a look at the memes, GIFs and parody accounts that have sprung up in response to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear threats.
Apr 19, 2013
What the heck is happening in Syria?
by Amy Scott
After more than 2 years and tens of thousands of people killed, the civil war in Syria keeps dragging on. Is there any end in sight?
Apr 15, 2013
A community erased: Lima airport uproots historic neighborhood
by Elie Gardner
Until last month, one of the last historic farming neighborhoods of Lima, Peru stood here. This photo story shows us the complicated results of progress.
Apr 10, 2013
For the bucket list: Guatemala’s Peeps-free Easter fest you can’t miss
by Devin McDonald
A day after Holy Week, Semana Santa, here in Antigua, Guatemala and there’s not a Easter egg shell or Peeps wrapper in sight.
Apr 1, 2013
It’s Good Friday and a man in the Philippines is being crucified
by Biel Calderon
Fernando Mamangun gets his hands and feet nailed on a cross every Good Friday. It’s a ritual of sacrifice and penitence that is equally controversial as it is awe-inspiring.
Mar 29, 2013
Photo report: 24 hours at the world’s largest festival, and we mean largest
by Ian Terry
It took me all of three seconds to realize this wasn’t going to be a “Folklife” experience. Or a Bumbershoot one for that matter.
Mar 26, 2013
Slum Rising: Pushed to the brink, slums become hotbeds of innovation
by Abby Higgins
In the second installment of Slum Rising, Seattle journalist Abby Higgins explores 3rd world solutions for 1st world problems.
Mar 25, 2013
Three lessons Seattle should learn from Boeing’s Dreamliner-gate
by Sara McCaslin
The worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and its battery fire put everyone’s worst travel nightmare front and center. A local aerospace expert gave us three takeaways from the aftermath.
Feb 20, 2013
Seattle rises up in global event to end violence against women
by Jill Mangaliman
(Photos by Colleen McDevitt. Click for captions/larger images) With two left feet, I joined the One Billion Rising flash mob yesterday in Westlake Center. And around the world, more than 201 countries were dancing with me, all with common purpose of ending violence against women.
Feb 15, 2013
Immigrants travel across Washington to lobby Olympia
by Quipachtli Martinez
Immigrant activists left as early as 4 am to travel to Olympia in support of education and policy reform. Our youth reporters got up pretty early as well to cover the action.
Feb 7, 2013
Rethinking study abroad, diverse youth travel to China and Middle East
by Alysa Hullett
Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are white and upper/middle class. One Seattle program hopes to change that.
Feb 6, 2013
Celebrate the Chandeleur with an authentic French crêpes orgy
by Bénédicte Clouet
Today is the world’s sweetest holiday, the Chandeleur. Celebrate as the French do by cooking up a mountain of fluffy (yet paper-thin!) crêpes.
Feb 2, 2013
New Chinese highway exposes medieval Tibetan kingdom to the modern world
by Nina Wegner
Cheap denim jeans replace handwoven textiles and ancient farming techniques give way to tractors as the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Lo gets a long-awaited taste of modernity.
Jan 30, 2013
Top 5 bizarre plans for tonight’s Mayan apocalypse
by Abby Higgins
The end is near! And for Seattleites that means going out with a bang. It’s almost December 21st, the day the Ancient Mayans predicted (sort of) that the world would end. Or maybe John Cusack just starred in a movie about it and we’ve officially lost touch with reality. Either way, Elysian Brewery is serving […]
Dec 20, 2012
Waiting for Assad’s fall, record numbers of Syrians flee to Jordan
by Joseph Mayton
ZAATARI, Jordan–As the Syrian civil war and the fight to remove President Bashar Assad unfolds, more than half a million people have fled their homes during dangerously cold winter months. There are roughly 60,000 Syrians in the Zaatari, one of the largest refugee camps that sits just across the Jordanian border. According to a recent […]
Dec 11, 2012
Vancouver native delivers soy milk for Myanmar’s malnourished
by Eva Cohen
It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap and delivers life-saving proteins and vitamins to malnourished orphans. One family from Vancouver has made it their life’s work to keep the milk flowing.
Dec 3, 2012
Finding a new branch of my family tree in Thailand
by Sara McCaslin
BANGKOK, Thailand– They were complete strangers, but it instantly felt like a family reunion. One week before I departed for my first international reporting trip, my grandmother Cece and my great aunt Karen casually drop to me on Facebook that, oh by the way, I have relatives in Thailand. Come again? Now I’m from a long and […]
Nov 26, 2012