Playwright Julia Cho weaves a brief but difficult tale in “Office Hour”

The play “Office Hour,” at ArtsWest through May 26, draws from the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.
May 15, 2019

“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

“Shadow” sees Zhang Yimou on familiar ground

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's "Shadow," playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema, is a return to the director's form.
May 8, 2019

Northwest Folklife’s Youth-Led Cohort Launches Creative Platform: The Hydrant

The Hydrant was conceived from Northwest Folklife’s 2019 Cultural Focus: Youth Rising, a year-long program featuring peer mentorship, youth residencies, a series of youth-organized performances and events, and opportunities for creative collaborations.
May 7, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish

People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019

Thi Bui traces a Vietnamese American family’s life in illustrated memoir

Thi Bui will discuss her memoir "The Best We Could Do" at several events as part of Seattle Reads, a program encouraging people to read and discuss the same book.
Apr 10, 2019

Cambodia art journey reflects the nation’s modern hope

A tour of more than 20 artists in Cambodia reflects the long and complex history of the country and the resilience of its people.
Apr 3, 2019

Belize group builds movement for lesbian and bisexual community

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL) came from a need for support and education for lesbian and bisexual women in Belize.
Apr 2, 2019

Mexican football player with visual impairment finds new future in sport

After injuring his eye, a Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, a major opportunity has given him a new purpose.
Apr 1, 2019

Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court

The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019

Where were the allies after New Zealand?

The relative silence that followed the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand says volumes.

Seattle fashion show encourages women to embrace their curves

Curves Beautifully Empowered, an organization aimed at helping women and girls embrace their curves, recently held a held a fashion show at Seattle Center’s Armory.
Mar 26, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.
Mar 20, 2019
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.

Wing Luke museum examines legacy of Seattle housing discrimination

"Excluded, Inside the Lines" explores the history and lasting effects of housing discrimination and redlining in Seattle on communities of color.
Mar 12, 2019

Poet voices women’s truths at “Indigenous and Women of Color Rise”

"Indigenous and Women of Color Rise" will feature poet Dominique Christina at an event on International Women's Day.
Mar 8, 2019

Seattle Pro Musica highlights choral works of Asian composers

"Pacific Voices" will feature works by composers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States.
Mar 5, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."

Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite, who specializes in conversational artificial intelligence, has been a long-time advocate for women’s advancement in the tech industry.