Can Washington’s wetland conservation inform flood prevention in China?
by J.M. Wong
Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?
Aug 3, 2015
From Hiroshima to Hope commemorates bombing’s 70th anniversary
by Lev Klarnet
Aug. 6 marks the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima's atomic bombings and one of the world's largest and oldest Japanese lantern ceremonies outside Japan.
Jul 30, 2015
Viet Cong’s loaded band name a cautionary tale to indie artists
by Charlie Zaillian
What’s in a name? For Viet Cong, who plays a sold-out show in Seattle this Friday, way more than they thought.
Mar 25, 2015
Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements
by J.M. Wong
How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
Growing up illiterate…in my family language
by Candace Kwan
Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?
Jan 5, 2015
Afro-Asian solidarity in Seattle and across the Pacific
by Christina Twu
Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.
Dec 23, 2014
3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land
by Jill Mangaliman
People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
Seattle top chef throwdown sends winner to Washoku World Challenge
by Ana Sofia Knauf
Seattle chefs Shota Nakajima of Kappo Kitchen and Aaron Pate of Shiro’s Sushi went head-to-head at a cook-off on Dec. 11 at The Kitchen by Delicatus in Pioneer Square.
Dec 15, 2014
Upaya helps India’s ultra poor get higher-paying jobs
by Sarah Stuteville
Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time I traveled in the country — as an inexperienced and idealistic 20-year-old backpacker — I was shocked by the families living on the street, the children begging for food, the old women breaking rocks on the side of the road. I wondered what could […]
Dec 12, 2014
Young refugees from Burma speak through art
by Gennie Gebhart
By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.
Nov 19, 2014
Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims
by Christina Twu
Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
Delta and Alaska fighting for Seattle’s gateway to Asia
by Atia Musazay
By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.
Jul 23, 2014
Thuy-Van Vu paints the extraordinary lives behind ordinary objects
by Minh Nguyen
While some artists seek to capture the extraordinary, Thuy-Van Vu is more concerned with the mundane — but just as revealing — objects of our lives. The paintings in her newest show at G. Gibson Gallery showcases domestic, archaic items like stools, clunky dressers and typewriters. These objects, usually found amidst the other clutter in […]
Apr 2, 2014
Can media attention get Kenneth Bae out of North Korea?
by Diane Han
With yet another North Korean political prisoner released this week, Kenneth Bae's family and supporters are left wondering if media attention is helping or hurting.
Mar 4, 2014
Legendary dumpling house comes to the U-District
by Christina Twu
Taiwan-headquartered Din Tai Fung has made their signature xiao long bao dumpling famous in East Asia, Australia, and even Bellevue. Now the restaurant is opening a new location near the UW campus.
Nov 25, 2013
21 must see global films at SIFF
by Cynthia Steele
With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting. So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013
It’s Good Friday and a man in the Philippines is being crucified
by Biel Calderon
Fernando Mamangun gets his hands and feet nailed on a cross every Good Friday. It’s a ritual of sacrifice and penitence that is equally controversial as it is awe-inspiring.
Mar 29, 2013
Don’t call them victims, these youth are slum changemakers
by Sara McCaslin
The polio-fighting, clean water advocating, girls’ rights empowered youth of “The Revolutionary Optimists” shatters everything we thought we knew about creating change.
Small-business suicides expose China’s hidden economic crisis
by Michela Orlandi
“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.
Jan 29, 2013
A long commute through Pakistan’s Tribal Areas
by Mohammad Ismail
My friend and I squeeze in the front seat of the pickup. We’re lucky–others are stuck in the back without seats in the freezing winter, getting tossed in the air when the driver crests the hills. It was another one of those days when I would travel between my home in Dera Ismail Khan and […]
Jan 17, 2013