A rendering of museum goers in a glassed in area planned for the renovated Seattle Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Seattle Asian Art Museum gets an overhaul (but Asian art isn’t going anywhere)

The iconic art deco building in Volunteer Park will soon be shuttered for a two-year renovation. But Seattle Asian Art Museum directors say it will be worth the wait.
Oct 25, 2016
Photos of the Slack family on the mantle of their Central District home, including little painting made for Dora Slack's 90th birthday in June. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

Creeping gentrification threatens another Black family in the CD

In the face of foreclosure and a gentrifying neighborhood, the Slack family is fighting to save their home of fifty-five years.
Sep 7, 2016

New faces, new roles at The Seattle Globalist

Sanjay Bhatt joins Globalist board of directors; Melissa Lin is our summer reporting intern; Alia Marsha will become a reporter; Goorish Wibneh promoted to columnist.
Aug 10, 2016
Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

5 Indonesian phrases I wish we had in English

How do say someone's so not funny, that they are worthy of charity laughter? No word for it in English, but Indonesian has an answer.
Jul 27, 2016
Hollis Wong-Wear. (Photo by Shyn Midili)

Why Seattle Times’ “sidekicking” Hollis Wong-Wear is bad for journalism

The Seattle Times' tone-deaf treatment of musician Hollis Wong-Wear is a symptom of #JournalismSoWhite.
Feb 4, 2016

Seattle dance collective creates new platform for diverse artists

New group Au Collective centers the experiences and perspectives of artists of color, women and queer artists in dance.
Aug 13, 2015

3 reasons why media should invest in diverse youth

Media investing in diverse youth pays dividends like no other. Here are just three benefits.
Jun 25, 2015
A Legong Balinese dancer. (Photo from Flickr by Jorge Dalmau)

When does enthusiasm for Indonesian culture veer into appropriation?

Watching white Seattleites’ adopting Indonesian culture taught me that I can fit in here without giving up my identity.
Jun 23, 2015
Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

Ramadan fasts and feasts unite Seattle Muslims

With Seattle Muslims drawing their traditions from around the globe, there’s more than one way to break a Ramadan fast.
Jun 18, 2015

George Tsutakawa fountain at Seattle Central gets its flow back

Artist George Tsutakawa's fountain sculpture at Seattle Central College has been revived, after a volunteer campaign. "Fountain" has a vital place in Seattle's Asian American history.
Jun 5, 2015