Husband and wife team Willow and James Ly keep a family atmosphere at Caffé Zingaro in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne. (Photo by Chris Leggett)

Friends and family first at Queen Anne’s Caffé Zingaro

Technically, James and Willow Ly each spend between 60 and 70 hours a week at Caffé Zingaro, the popular Lower Queen Anne coffee establishment they’ve run together for the past eight years. Those who work the typical 40-hour week might balk at such a prospect, but the Lys’ outlook is much more positive. “The way I […]
Jun 12, 2014
(Photo courtesy Sarey Savy)

Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP

Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014
Vanna Fut breakdancing in front of a crowd. (Photo courtesy of Vanna Fut)

From gangster to breaker to peacemaker, the remarkable life of Big Lazy

When I asked Vanna Fut, the subject of the recent biopic “Raskal Love,” to introduce himself, he simply said: “birth name Vanna Fut, and the street calls me Big Lazy.”
Feb 7, 2014
Quincy Briscoe, during last year's charity bike ride from Florida to California. (Photo by Christopher Briscoe)

Teen’s trans-continental bike ride for Cambodia passes through WA

A young Oregonian college student is crisscrossing the continent on a bicycle to raise money for education in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2013
Illustrated portrait of JusMoni by Kristina Griffith  from a photo by Nicole Wegner Mercado.

JusMoni brings locally grown vocals and vision to Washington Hall

Nurtured by the Seattle scene, R&B singer JusMoni has come into her own, and is ready to lift up a new generation of local music and activism.
May 9, 2013
(Photo by Roxana Norouzi)

Why we travel: Finding the feeling of home in Cambodia

Join the Seattle Globalist tonight at Black Coffee Co-Op for a slideshow and stories of travel in Southeast Asia. Details here.
Feb 27, 2013
(Photo by Keith Lane )

‘I wish I had AIDS’: Is the global health sector neglecting non-communicable diseases?

International donors have made big progress against high-profile diseases like HIV, TB and malaria. But Cambodian doctors say non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise and going untreated. 
Feb 25, 2013
On opening night, El Salvador faced off against Iran. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup

If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 2012
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SIFF pick resurrects Cambodia’s forgotten film industry

Inside the gutted remains of a 1000-seat movie theater that now is home to hundreds of squatters, an old woman sits with a baby in her lap and retells the plot of a Cambodian movie she loved as a child. The movie she speaks of probably no longer exists, destroyed under the reign of the Khmer […]
May 30, 2012
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UW Professor seeds social change in Cambodia

Cambodia still suffers from the horrific Khmer Rouge rule of the late Seventies. The entire population was forced into the countryside, and the educated, professionals, and minorities were targeted for execution. Thousands more died from starvation and illness. Nearly two million people, a quarter of the country’s population, died in that time. When the Vietnamese […]
Mar 26, 2012