August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018
A new mural painted on the crosswalks of 12th and Jackson in July 2017 looks onto the Seattle skyline. The crosswalk sits at the entrance of Little Saigon and represents many aspects of Vietnamese culture.

Embracing history, as Chinatown-International District faces change

How is the Chinatown-International District preserving its identity as it faces development pressures? Look to the lessons learned from the Kingdome.
Dec 26, 2017

Seattle turns surreal in AKTIONSART’s “13 Chambers”

AKTIONSART invited 13 female Seattle-area filmmakers to explore horror and surreal themes in a series of shorts now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Dec 20, 2017

Sara Porkalob pushes past expectations as an artist and activist

Sara Porkalob, who stars in Book It Repertory's "Howl's Moving Castle," has made a name pushing boundaries in theater.
Dec 5, 2017

Stunt drivers strive for official recognition in Zimbabwe

Otherwise known as 'spinners', the drivers who perform stunts for spectators hope government recognition will guarantee a future for their motorsport.
Nov 21, 2017

Lessons from the last days of the Cambodia Daily

With the U.S. media landscape growing increasingly threatening for journalists, Cambodia’s crackdown on freedom of expression can serve as a warning.
Nov 20, 2017

Theatre’s “Dear White People” probes meaning of resistance through artists of color

Not to be confused with the TV series, the fourth "Dear White People" at Theatre Off Jackson centers the voices and viewpoints of theater artists of color.
Nov 15, 2017

Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature

The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017

Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017
Carolina Brandariz, a sociologist and teacher in charge of the Secretaria de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Género de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teachers union, worries that budget cuts will jeopardize sex education in Argentina’s schools. (Lucila Pellettieri, GPJ Argentina)

Argentina budget cuts hamper student access to sex education

Argentina's educators fight for the future of sex education legislation passed in 2006, as budget cuts threaten to halt implementation entirely.
Oct 11, 2017

Pig farming growth curbs Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the challenges of keeping her charges fed, Benito Mado's pig farm thrives thanks to fears of Ebola-tainted wild meat and local hunting bans.
Oct 4, 2017

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.
Sep 27, 2017

Ari Glass unveils golden vision of South Seattle at Pacific Tower

Gold embodies the light of South end's diverse residents, as Ari Glass paints it in new works on permanent display at Pacific Tower.
Sep 6, 2017

Women artists reflect on “Infinity Mirrors,” Yayoi Kusama’s legacy

Yayoi Kusama's influence and legacy is larger than playful colors and whimsical patterns.
Jul 19, 2017

#GreaterSeattle: Finding empowerment through the hoop

Saleurn Ramos, founder of the performance troupe Hoop Bots, finds empowerment, strength and joy through the art of hoop dance and through her students. 
Jul 13, 2017

Seattle fashion and style bloggers of color make waves

Do you love fashion and style? Then you need to follow these three Seattle bloggers.
Jun 8, 2017

Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture

The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017

Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017