POLITICS

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.

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Secretary of State John Kerry stopped at the Renton Boeing plant and defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been met with skepticism by some.

FILM

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Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.

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Learn to laugh in a different language with these global comedies lighting up the screen at SIFF this year.

FOOD

Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

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In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and...
Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

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The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

(Photo courtesy of World Vision)

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Should your slice of the $21.9 billion Americans will spend Mother's Day presents this year go to help a mom in the developing world?
At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, water activists Jenneh Corkern, left, 17, and Grace Clipson, 15. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

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Jenneh Corkern, who grew up in a Liberian orphanage without clean water, has inspired other Seattleites to fundriase for global water access.

ARTS & CULTURE

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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The Northwest Folklife Festival sheds its hippy image with some incredible free events celebrating global and local cultures this weekend.
(Photo from Flickr by Anne Wormer)

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If you're a purist about your Scandinavian pride, head to Ballard on Monday to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.