Seattle soda tax could benefit health in communities of color, supporters say

Supporters say sugar beverages are disproportionately marketed to communities of color — which also have increased the risks of obesity and diabetes.
May 5, 2017

Zimbabwe musicians take aim at corruption

The songs speak to many forms of corruption — bribes at police roadblocks, sexual favors in return for jobs and nepotism within the education system.

“Here Lies Love” sparks complex recollections of Marcos regime

"Here Lies Love" offers a rare chance for Filipinos to take a leading role onstage, but many have complicated reactions to the history behind the show.
May 3, 2017

Upbeat crowds return for “Bubblin Brown Sugar” dance competition

In its second year back from hiatus, the sold-out Bubbling Brown Sugar dance competition on Saturday brought out the crowds!
May 2, 2017

Seattle’s hip hop resistance

Seattle hip hop is resistance in the form of music and art — combining the Seattle experience with activism.
Apr 25, 2017

Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry

The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017

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

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 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.

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

Youth Speaks Seattle finalists serve up identity, politics and anti-racism

Youth voices tackle race, identity and politics in Friday's Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam.
Apr 10, 2017

Bainbridge Island remembers Japanese American incarceration on 75th anniversary

Speakers included Kay Sakai Nakao, 97, who was 22 when she and her family were forced from their Bainbridge Island home in World War II.
Mar 31, 2017

What are Seattle Globalists doing in Spain?

The Seattle Globalist is still up and running while cofounders Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill and Jessica Partnow teach in Spain for 10 weeks.
Mar 29, 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

Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support

Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 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
The co-Directors of Yoni Ki Baat for 2017, Gauri Shringarpure (left) and Sudeshna Sathe Dixit (right). (Photo by Dinesh Korde)

Yoni Ki Baat: Where skeptics learn to trust

Yoni Ki Baat, the South Asian Vagina Monologues, returns this weekend for two nights of true stories from the South Asian women's experience.
Mar 16, 2017

Resisting the urge to “otherize”

If I believe there is more to me than the identities I wear, then shouldn't I extend that belief to others?
Mar 14, 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