Seattle Globalist co-founders Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill and Jessica Partnow on a chilly morning in Palmyra, Syria in 2010.

What’s next for The Seattle Globalist

It is with both sadness and excitement that today we’re writing to share the news that as part of the Globalist’s next phase, Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill, and Jessica Partnow are all transitioning out of our staff roles and onto new paths.
Aug 2, 2017

What are Seattle Globalists doing in Spain?

The Seattle Globalist is still up and running while cofounders Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill and Jessica Partnow teach in Spain for 10 weeks.
Mar 29, 2017
Jared Steed leads an Atlas Obscura tour of Lake View Cemetery. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Atlas Obscura pioneering off-script tours of unexpected Seattle

Long the go-to for travelers looking for odd and off-the-beaten-path attractions, Atlas Obscura is now offering in-person tours around Seattle.
Mar 17, 2017

This column taught me Seattle’s true global reach

Sarah Stuteville reflects on the last five years of columns on local and global connections, which was copublished with The Seattle Times.
Mar 9, 2017
Harry Chan, third generation owner of Tai Tung restaurant, the oldest running Chinese restaurant in Chinatown-International District).

Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurants serve up edible history

A documentary at the upcoming Seattle Asian American Film Festival explores the delicious history of Chinese-American food in our region.
Feb 16, 2017
Mauricio Soto who owns Arado Farms, grows raspberries on land he leases from Viva Farms along Highway 20 in the Skagit Valley. (Photo by Mike Siegal / The Seattle Times)

‘Incubator’ trains migrants to breathe life into dying family farms

There's a lot of rhetoric about immigrants threatening “American jobs.” But in the Skagit Valley, they may be the only ones who can save dying family farms.
Jan 26, 2017
The world's eight richest people: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Carlos Slim and Michael Bloomberg. (Photo from Reuters)

Is Seattle the capital of global income inequality?

A new report from Oxfam found that eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50 percent of humanity. Two of them live right here in Seattle.
Jan 19, 2017
Martha Langarica, right, holds her 4-month-old daughter, Mia, as Evelyn Reyes, 16 months old, takes a closer look. The families were visiting Open Arms Perinatal Services to get advice from the doulas and personnel at the center, as well as diapers. (Photo by Johnny Andrews / The Seattle Times)

Culturally sensitive doulas offer a vital lifeline to new moms

Statistics suggest doulas can help reduce preterm labor and C-section rates, but they can also help bring important cultural traditions to labor and birth.
Jan 13, 2017
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Kids of many faiths unite for anti-Islamophobia workshop

An upcoming workshop in Seattle will teach middle- and high-school students how to use the media to fight anti-Muslim sentiments in their own communities.
Jan 6, 2017
In the documentary short “A Year Without My Parents,” screening at Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 11-year-old Tareq tries to adjust to life as a Syrian migrant in Holland. (Children’s Film Festival Seattle)

Children’s Film Festival opens young minds to the world

“Children are humans, and so they understand the world through story just like we do,” says the director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which starts Jan. 26.
Dec 30, 2016

Power Globalist Ana Sofia Knauf: “A lot more of the city would become invisible without the Globalist”

Ana Sofia Knauf, a neighborhoods reporter at The Stranger, reflects on her first years as a professional journalist with The Seattle Globalist.
Dec 28, 2016
Inmates of the Washington Corrections Center for Women practice yoga at a Yoga Behind Bars teacher training. (Photo by Emily Westlake)

Training new yoga teachers behind bars

Yoga Behind Bars has offered yoga classes to prisoners for a while. Now it’s teaching inmates at the women’s prison near Gig Harbor how to lead classes themselves.
Dec 9, 2016
Dozens of small plastic candles sit on a display at the Festival of Lights Diwali celebration at the Seattle Center Armory in 2014. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Hey Seattle, get in the Diwali spirit!

With a growing South Asian population, is Seattle behind the curve in public celebration of Diwali?
Nov 3, 2016
(Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Indie comics get serious, pushing political and social buttons

No laughing matter, a new global comics movement is on the front lines of pressing social and political issues.
Oct 27, 2016

Meru Greens helps bring Kenyan crops to lucrative markets

Rosemary Muthomi, co-founder of Meru Greens, helps Kenyan subsistence farmers get fair access to the global market.
Oct 21, 2016
Jeff Holtzman and Jill Haas were able to have creative careers and build their businesses thanks to the affordability of their trailer park home. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Seattle trailer park closure another blow to affordable housing

University Trailer Park off Lake City Way will be turned into 89 townhomes, leaving residents struggling to find affordable housing.
Sep 30, 2016
Teachers at "Tiny Trees," run with some of their students in Jefferson Park near their outdoor school. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

This affordable outdoor preschool is a breath of fresh air for Seattle

Tiny Trees outdoor preschool is based on a longtime Scandinavian model of education that says there are some things you can only learn outside.
Sep 22, 2016
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
Native artist Louie Gong with blankets he designed and will sell at his new store,"Eighth Generation"opening Saturday in the Pike Place Market. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Pike Place Market’s new Native-owned shop promises “stereotype busting”

Louie Gong is opening the only Native-owned shop in the Pike Place Market and challenging a legacy of companies profiting off of "Native-inspired" art.
Aug 25, 2016
Street graffiti from one of the first "Buy Nothing" days in 2005. (Photo from Flickr by Resa & Krister)

What I learned from a month of buying nothing: It’s surprisingly easy

We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.
Aug 19, 2016