Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

“A Bright Room Called Day” rises to the current political moment

The Williams Project brings Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day" to the Hillman City Collaboratory.
Nov 12, 2018

East German punk scene pushed resistance in an authoritarian state

The East German punk scene was a grassroots youth movement that resisted a police state — and has a story that has become more relevant in recent years.
Oct 24, 2018

“Worlds Beyond Here” explores Asian American impact on science fiction

An exhibition focuses on Asian American science fiction creators, who often address identity, immigration and race, technology and more through a genre that's more than just outer space and time travel.
Oct 17, 2018

Seattle filmmaker retraces steps of artist who painted a changing Melanesia

Society portraitist Caroline Mytinger bucked conventions of her day to venture to Melanesia to document the changing world of the South Pacific. A Seattle filmmaker retraced her journey.
Oct 3, 2018

Musical “Come From Away” showcases a story of hope after 9/11

The musical "Come from Away" focuses on the generosity and hope of a small Canadian town unexpectedly thrust into a central role in the world-changing events of 9/11.
Sep 19, 2018

#KnowMe: Tasveer South Asian Film Festival bridges a cultural divide through stories

The festival theme is #KnowMe, inviting the audiences to get to know people from South Asia and South Asian Americans, through our stories, created and curated by us.
Sep 13, 2018

Seattle screenprinter Jeff Ross at first Bangkok Biennial

“I clean up cities and I take home garbage and I create art.”
Aug 21, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians” aims for high stakes in Hollywood representation

It’s the first time in 25 years that Hollywood has backed a major modern-day film with all the main actors of Asian descent – and filmmakers hope this opens the door for more Asian American stories.
Aug 15, 2018

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine

The audiences of "Persimmon Nights," running at Cafe Nordo through July 29, experience the rise and fall of an Asian American nightclub owner through music, drama — and flavor.
Jul 23, 2018

Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture set to open in south Seattle next year

The first major museum devoted to Latino history in Washington state, the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture, is slated to open in South Park in early 2019.
Jul 10, 2018

Seattle International Butoh Festival runs through July 15

The eight-member DAIPANButoh Collective hosts the ninth annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, running through July 15 at various spaces around Seattle and Shoreline, featuring both dancers from their own troupe and performers from around the world.
Jul 7, 2018

Reinventing yourself: a conversation with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

At 64, Nell Irvin Painter retired from her successful career in academia and set off for art school.
Jul 6, 2018

Artists bring spotlight to global refugee issues in ARTvocacy exhibit

Ten artists from eight countries are featured in the annual ARTvocacy exhibit, showing through the end of the month at A/NT Gallery.
Jun 28, 2018

“No Blueprint” offers new blueprint for local podcasts

The Seattle podcast No Blueprint focuses on local artists and entrepreneurs of color — and answers a call for representation for people of color in media.
Jun 21, 2018

“A Night at The Forbidden City” draws on legacy of Asian American cabaret

The show includes dancers, magicians, burlesque and more, in homage to the supper club entertainment prevalent in Chinatowns in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jun 20, 2018

Writing without expectation: Author Kim Fu on the joys and labors of her craft

Author Kim Fu about her influences, upbringing, and the joys and labors of writing.
Jun 12, 2018

Poet Carlynn Newhouse reflects on creative process and opening for Questlove

The 18-year-old talks inspiration, Instagram as a writing tool and her plans to attend Howard University.
May 23, 2018

Cartoonist vanquishes more than hate with Sikh Captain America

Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh says battling hate through Sikh Captain America shows the power of venturing outside of one's comfort zone.
May 17, 2018
The International 2014, the fourth annual eSports "Dota 2" championship tournament hosted by Valve Corporation at KeyArena. (Photo by Dota 2 The International via Flickr)

International esports tournament leaves Seattle for Canada

Valve attributed the relocation to Vancouver, B.C. to KeyArena renovations, but last year recurring issues with participant visas spurred rumors that the tournament would leave Seattle.
May 2, 2018