Replica items, including a guitar, in the bedroom of the home where Jimi Hendrix and girlfriend Kathy Etchingham lived in 1968-69  London, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Peter Nicholls for Reuters.)

Jimi Hendrix’s restored London flat open to the public

Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix called the London flat his first real home of his own.
Feb 11, 2016
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Video: Seattle’s hidden history of Filipino struggle

On Saturday, the Filipino activist group AnakBayan Seattle will celebrate its tenth anniversary as the first overseas chapter of the democratic youth organization, which is based in the Philippines. But the history of Filipinos fighting for dignity and respect in Seattle reaches back further to over a century ago. This history isn’t taught in schools, […]
Nov 29, 2012
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Finding a new branch of my family tree in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand– They were complete strangers, but it instantly felt like a family reunion. One week before I departed for my first international reporting trip, my grandmother Cece and my great aunt Karen casually drop to me on Facebook that, oh by the way, I have relatives in Thailand. Come again? Now I’m from a long and […]
Nov 26, 2012
A historic picture from pre-internment Japantown, on display in the Panama Hotel. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Japantown’s Panama Hotel hides a treasure trove of history

In 1942, in a fervor of wartime paranoia, President Roosevelt ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps for the duration of WWII. The internment had an especially large impact in Seattle’s Japantown, where Japanese-Americans, many of them US-born citizens, were forced to abandon their homes and businesses almost overnight. Before they were led away to the camps, some […]
Jun 6, 2012