Jane Kagira owns the Kenyan restaurant Safari Njema in Columbia City, host of the first Migrating Meals conversation. The scenes on the wall mainly are depictions of Kenya. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Migrating Meals’ puts awkward dinner conversation on the menu

Can delicious food thaw the Seattle Freeze and get people to engage with sensitive subjects? Project Feast's new 'Migrating Meals' program aims to find out.
Sep 9, 2016
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South Seattle transportation plan sparks hope and skepticism

South Seattle residents weigh pros and cons of the city's new "road diet" transportation plan for high-fatality Rainier Avenue.
Aug 4, 2015
Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Confronting “the g word” in Columbia City

The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.
Jul 7, 2015
Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Like the Pope says, climate change in Seattle will impact the poor most

A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.
Jun 27, 2015
Flordeliza Querijero (right) works on a mosaic that will be installed in the lobby of Courtland Place — an affordable housing project for seniors in the Rainier Valley. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Mosaic brings diverse women together in south Seattle

The rattle of thousands of tiny pieces of glass pouring from buckets and Tupperware was the steady soundtrack in the basement of Courtland Place (a senior housing project in Columbia City) last Tuesday morning. Well, that and the crooning of Barry White.
Jul 18, 2014
Filmmaker Eli Kimaro in her Columbia City home. Her documentary 'A Lot Like You' has won acclaim around the world and opens at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival tonight. (Photo by Greg Gilbert/Seattle Times)

Have a complicated identity? America’s future looks ‘A Lot Like You’

“The bibimbap, is that dolsot?” asks documentary filmmaker Eli Kimaro looking up from the menu of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City. She’s trying to gauge the authenticity of the Korean dish in question. This version doesn’t come in the traditional heated stone pot (dolsot), but she goes for it anyway–calling the rice bowl a favorite “comfort […]
Jan 25, 2013