Secret Seattle blogger uncovers Europe’s weirdest music videos

About a month ago an anonymous Seattle blogger called Videofedhead started a remarkable but unadorned collection of the wildest and weirdest international music videos I’d ever laid eyes on. Most of them are European, with a few notable Israeli, Korean, Japanese and American exceptions. Some are pretty porny (I’m still blushing from that Giant Panda’s strip […]
May 10, 2012

Civility be damned! Why Americans like it when politicians fight.

The boxing metaphors are flying about the political “slugfest” at last night’s Vice Presidential debate where a “fiery” Joe Biden “bared his teeth” as he and rival Paul Ryan “fiercely quarreled” It was a stark contrast with the ninety minutes of pleasantries exchanged by President Obama and Mitt Romney last week. At the watch party […]
Oct 12, 2012

Ashtanga Yoga feeds spiritual hunger in West, but few Indian followers

The legions of Americans taking their winter workouts inside to the warm sanctuary of yoga classes are part of a global trend taking to the Indian physical-spiritual practice. A love of yoga took one Ashtanga instructor from Abu Dhabi to Finland, pushed her physical limits and brought her in to a whole new community. But […]
Oct 24, 2012

From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy

The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012

Three reasons Seattle is America’s most European city

Why are so many Europeans dying to visit Seattle? Maybe because we’re so much like them.
Feb 13, 2013

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

21 must see global films at SIFF

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

Notes from a Bitter Baker: How to make focaccia bread

Yvonne Rogell, aka the Bitter Baker, gave an Italian focaccia bread demo during the Seattle Globalist Live Variety Show on May 15th. Relive the tasty magic and follow the recipe at home.
May 22, 2013
Double-decker sausage in Freiburg. (Photo by Jeremy Keith via Flickr).

Real German food is more than just a sausage fest

A culinary tour of Germany reveals a delicious and diverse cuisine, with plenty of opportunities to partake right here in Seattle.
Aug 27, 2013
Taken near the edge of a walkway at the Cliffs of Moher. My dad and I couldn't resist posing with this sign. I guess it's the adrenaline junkie in us. (Photo courtesy Hannah Langlie)

Have wheels, will travel! Accessible adventures in Western Europe

Traveling Western Europe in a wheelchair can be a bumpy road at times, but it’s well worth it.
Nov 8, 2013

10 ways to avoid looking like an idiot in Vienna

10 steps to checking Seattle-ness at the gate and embracing Viennese culture. facebook: Heading to Vienna in the future? Avoid culture pitfalls with these 10 tips. Twitter: Seattleites can look foolish when traveling. Don't be one of them by reading these 10 travel tips # Vienna #CultureNavigator
Mar 1, 2014
Zara storefront in London, UK. (Photo by Aurelijus Valeiša via Flickr)

Zara brings international fashion to Seattle

First Macklemore, then the Seahawks and now...Zara?
Feb 18, 2014
(Illustration by Tess Martin)

How I figured out I’m American (with some help from Rachel Maddow)

On the joys of being a foreigner — but still getting angry about American politics.
May 15, 2014
Italian and French players rucking during Six Nations Rugby Championship in 2014. (Photo by Pierre-Selim Huard)

Unusual global sport gains big following in the Northwest

Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.
Jul 1, 2014
The Hammering Man, outside the Seattle Art Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Chuck Taylor)

10 ways to take a European vacation right here in Seattle

What to do if you can't afford to make that trip to Europe this summer?
Jun 21, 2014
(Photo by Deric Gruen)

The Bristol Local Pound: Inspiration for the Sea-Town Dollar?

Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?
Jun 16, 2014
A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

What the heck is happening in Ukraine (and why you should care)

A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.
Feb 17, 2015
Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt using a GPS device or smart phone app. There are over 2.5 million geocaches around the world and with those devices, geocachers can locate a hidden container that can be slightly bigger than a thumbtack or the size of a car. (Photo by Joanna M. Kresge)

Geocaching fans find happy hunting in foreign lands

Geocaching, the GPS-driven treasure hunt with roots right here in Seattle, is the center-point for more and more trips between the Northwest and Europe.
Aug 18, 2015
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015

Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration — much of it from Syria — as thousands make their way to Germany.
Aug 31, 2015