Model Salwa Elrashid models a 'burkini', designed by Lebanese-born Australian Aheda Zanetti at her fashion store in Sydney, August 23, 2016. (Photo by Jason Reed for Reuters.)

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
Australian superstar Lauren Jackson (left) is the best known of a long string of Aussie players for the Seattle Storm. (Photo Courtesy Seattle Storm)

Storm steadily luring in top Australian players

Why are Aussie women storming into Seattle to play for our WNBA team?
Jul 7, 2014
Who needs food when you've got the universal life force? (Photo by  Martin Sharman )

Brit in Seattle attempts to live without food

A journey into the global movement of people who say they can survive without eating.
Jun 4, 2013
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Scotland wants a breakup, misogynist schooled on sexism, cats turned copters

Scotland launches breakup campaign after 300-year relationship with England There’s nothing worse than ending a long-term relationship. You have to tell your friends and family and decide who’s going to keep that TV you went halfsies on. But that’s just what the Scottish National Party wants after successfully initiating a referendum for Scottish Independence. However, […]
Oct 18, 2012
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The global lineup you don’t want to miss at Bumbershoot

For the die-hard Bumbershoot fans already penciling in the schedule for this weekend’s festival, we have a few more can’t-miss global acts for you to squeeze in. Now in its 42nd year, the festival boasts an impressive roster of musicians, comedians and artists from all over the world for some 100,000 festival-goers annually. Thinking about […]
Aug 28, 2012
Brandi Finn, a student at Seattle Central Community College, hands out signs for the Student Debt Noise Brigade protest on Wednesday, August 8. (Photo by Hallie Golden)

All quiet on UW campus as tuition rises

When students in Quebec heard earlier this summer that the government planned to raise college tuition by 75%, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Montreal in massive protests. If the increases go through, their tuition will be almost $4,000 per year. University of Washington students, on the other hand, may soon be paying more […]
Aug 10, 2012
Olympics Rings displayed in Great Britain (Photo by Andrew Evans)

Northwest women hope to make an Olympic impact in London

Olympic fever begins today! Our partners at the Seattle Times have unleashed an awesome info-graphic to help you track how our local athletes are performing at the games. As you might expect, one big Northwest impact at the games will be in Soccer – with four Seattle Sounders Women, including Tri-Cities native Hope Solo, joining […]
Jul 27, 2012
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Five global hipster meccas even cooler than Seattle

Last week hipster Seattleites shrugged indifferently at the news that our city had been named by Travel and Leisure as America’s best city for hipsters. Seattle took the prized vegan cupcake for first place, and was lauded by the site for our brains, Mac products, coffee snobbery and unique “buttoned-down” brand of hipster. We even […]
Apr 13, 2012