Jessamyn Stanley on being fat, black and a yoga instructor

Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and body positive activist, wants yoga to be accessible to those who need it most.
Apr 20, 2017

Join us April 19 for “real talk” about diversity and equity in Seattle’s startups

The first-time release of a diversity study on Seattle startups surfaces big gender and race pay gaps. Female startup founders discuss this next week.
Apr 13, 2017

Arts program grows to reach more of Seattle’s struggling and homeless

With mental health services and shelter in high demand, Circle of Friends helps fill a gap with expanded therapeutic arts programs.
Apr 11, 2017

In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars

Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017

Mexica celebration ushers in paquini yancuic xihuitl (happy new year)

This Mexica new year leaves behind tecaptl, the year of the flint knife, and ushers in calli, the year of the house.
Mar 20, 2017
Jared Steed leads an Atlas Obscura tour of Lake View Cemetery. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Atlas Obscura pioneering off-script tours of unexpected Seattle

Long the go-to for travelers looking for odd and off-the-beaten-path attractions, Atlas Obscura is now offering in-person tours around Seattle.
Mar 17, 2017
When Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson take a moonlight walk on a Seattle dock in "50 Shades Darker." Most of the film was actually shot in Vancouver, where film incentives make it much cheaper. (Photo by Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures)

If film incentive dries up, expect Vancouver to keep stealing Seattle’s identity

Bills to renew Washington's film incentive program are stalled in the legislature, so local TV and movie productions may find greener pastures elsewhere.
Mar 12, 2017

Allyship 2.0: How men can upgrade their support for women in tech now

Take it from the co-founder of the only feminist dating app: male support for women in tech needs an upgrade. Here's how to get there.
Mar 8, 2017
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

3-2-1 BATTLE!, Lucha Libre Volcanica and other professional wrestling troupes say their sport is not like boxing, but its own unique category.
Mar 2, 2017

How Mapes Creek is “The Silent Creek”

The beautiful Mapes Creek is largely hidden under concrete in pipes in Rainier Beach's low-income housing communities, as documented by one neighborhood photographer.
Mar 1, 2017

Martial arts studios fight sales tax after falling enrollment

Martial arts studios in the state say that a 2016 tax on fitness studios led to a drop in martial arts students. Yoga and Qigong studios were also affected.
Feb 28, 2017

Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle

UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.
Feb 23, 2017
Aaron Cayko has attended the Idris mosque for five years. (Photo by Julia-Grace Sanders)

The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque

Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017

Amazon security workers allege retaliation after prayer space request

Two workers say that Security Industry Specialists, the company that handles Amazon’s security, unfairly treated them after they asked for space to pray.
Still from "Mele Murals."

Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates the spirit of resistance

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival returns this week with a slate of films that defy stereotypes of a "model minority."
Feb 20, 2017
Harry Chan, third generation owner of Tai Tung restaurant, the oldest running Chinese restaurant in Chinatown-International District).

Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurants serve up edible history

A documentary at the upcoming Seattle Asian American Film Festival explores the delicious history of Chinese-American food in our region.
Feb 16, 2017
Jemila Abdullah, Iftin Kedir and Munera Mohammed (from left) during a coding class for East African youth held by Companion Athletics. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Popular East African basketball program pivots to coding classes

Organizers of an all-East African basketball league say the popularity of new coding classes for youth have surprised even them.
Feb 13, 2017
A blanket protest against Putin's government brought tens of thousands of protesters to the streets in central Moscow in September 2012. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The US in 2017 is starting to remind me of Russia in 2012

Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev sees parallels between the early stages of the Trump administration and Putin's rise to power. He makes a convincing case.
Feb 9, 2017

Chinatown-International District hopes for better outreach after Womxn’s March

Some small businesses in Chinatown-International District lost Lunar New Year shoppers during the Womxn's March. A community member urges working together.

Central District artist wants to raise “Black privilege”

What is Black privilege and how do you pass it on to your daughters? Rapper Yirim Seck is figuring it out.
Feb 8, 2017