Students and community members marched from Seattle Central College to the Seattle Police Department East Precinct to protest the way the department handled the death of Hamza Warsame, who died after a fall from a Capitol Hill building. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Death of Hamza Warsame ruled an accident

The King County Medical Examiner ruled that Hamza Warsame died in an unintentional fall.
Jan 7, 2016
People gather at Abubakr Islamic Center in Tukwila before offering mid-day prayers, and a prayer for Hamza Warsame. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Seattle police investigating death of Somali teen after community outcry

The family of Hamza Warsame criticized the lack of communication and sensitivity from police immediately after the 16-year-old died.
Dec 8, 2015
A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?

Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.
Nov 2, 2015
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Viet Cong band name sparks outcry at Neumos

Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.
Oct 17, 2015
Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

Polish Pierogi Fest set to stuff Seattle stomachs this Saturday

The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.
May 14, 2015
Kukai Ramen in Bellevue. (Photo by camknows via Flickr.)

Kukai imports authentic ramen experience

Kukai stays close to its Japanese roots by importing many key ingredients. The restaurant will open its third U.S. location on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
Mar 12, 2015
While Nacho Borracho's menu will be undergoing major changes, nachos will remain on the menu for those late night cravings. (Photo by Nicole Einbinder

New chef will bring Mexican traditions to Nacho Borracho

Capitol Hill favorite Nacho Borracho is trading bar food for authentic Mexican fare under new chef Monica Dimas.
Jan 30, 2015
Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese New Year in Seattle's International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel, used with Creative Commons license.)

Happy holidays: Seattleites celebrate lesser-known world traditions

What holidays have we missed in our Christmas monopoly?
Dec 25, 2014
Chanting "hands up, don't shoot," protesters briefly blocked the entrance to the Comet Tavern on Black Friday, saying that the business owners discriminated against East African youth. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Do #BlackLivesMatter on Capitol Hill?

What to make of accusations of racial profiling and police harassment in a neighborhood known for tolerance?
Dec 5, 2014
Photo by Joe Wolf

East African community reps respond to Capitol Hill robbery accusations

An open letter from representatives of the Somali and East African communities about crime and discrimination on Capitol Hill.
Sep 22, 2014
A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

Night out at Seattle’s ‘most dangerous’ club casts doubt on cops’ claims

What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?
May 2, 2014
Zines picked up at the Race Riot! Tour stop on Capitol Hill last week. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Race Riot! zine tour touches down in Seattle

In Seattle and around the globe, people of color are carving out their own spaces in a traditionally white-dominated zine culture.
Oct 31, 2013
Manila clams prepare to become curry. (Photo courtesy Kedai Makan)

Malaysian food hits Capitol Hill, eating instructions provided

Seattle tends to have its bases covered when it comes to Asian food. But the owners of Kedai Makan are working hard to introduce Malaysia’s eclectic cuisine to Northwest palates.
Oct 9, 2013
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Celebrate the Chandeleur with an authentic French crêpes orgy

Today is the world’s sweetest holiday, the Chandeleur. Celebrate as the French do by cooking up a mountain of fluffy (yet paper-thin!) crêpes.
Feb 2, 2013
Manou'she jibneh wi zaatar aka pita with cheese, spices and mint. (Photo courtesy Mamnoon)

Mamnoon brings a fresh take on Middle Eastern food to Capitol Hill

Step off Melrose Street and into Mamnoon, and you could just as well be in the trendy Gemmayzeh neighborhood of Beirut as on Capitol Hill. Mamnoon brings a hipness and class to Seattle’s sometimes tired fine Lebanese/ Syrian dining scene. They’ve got a focus on the “mezze” small plate approach and, most importantly, bread fresh-out-the-oven. […]
Dec 18, 2012
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You might be a socialist if… An interview with Kshama Sawant

Update: Sawant lost the below-mentioned election for State Legislature, but she just won a seat on the Seattle City Council. To the best of our knowledge, everything else she said in this interview from last year is still true. Kshama Sawant is a pretty cool lady. She’s a socialist who won the opportunity to challenge […]
Oct 30, 2012
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Seattle Globalist launches with a crowd and a bang

The Seattle Globalist launch party drew over 300 people to celebrate our new hyperglobal blog last night at Washington Hall. Performances by Seattle Fandango Project and music by Last Night’s Mix Tape kept party goers dancing well into the night, as our hashtag, #ImAGlobalist, trended on Twitter. It was an amazing kickoff and show of […]
Apr 29, 2012
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It’s official: Seattle Globalist Launch Party tonight!

Today we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the Seattle Globalist! Okay, we cheated a little – we’ve actually been posting since back in December. But today is the day that really counts because we’re throwing a gigantic (free) party! And we’ve got a lot to celebrate: We’re kicking off a new partnership with […]
Apr 28, 2012