Ten countries that were ahead of Washington on same-sex marriage
by Abby Higgins
After a vote in the Washington state Senate last night, we’re just a few small steps away from becoming the seventh state in America to approve same-sex marriage. As a long-time bastion of gay culture and gay rights activism, many believe it’s about time. We Seattleites pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of […]
Feb 2, 2012
SIFF film picks from Africa
by Allison Barrett
Of the 460-odd films from 64 different countries playing at SIFF this year, only a thin slice hail from Africa. To be fair to the SIFF programmers, they can only screen the films that get submitted, and only a few African countries have robust film scenes. But c’mon – only 5 features and 4 shorts? […]
May 20, 2012
Artist Zanele Muholi brings the African lesbian experience to UW
by alma khasawnih
What’s more incredible than visual, activist art about black lesbian life in South Africa? Only that the artist, Zanele Muholi, is in Seattle this week showing off her new documentary, Difficult Love.
Jan 29, 2013
Rethinking study abroad, diverse youth travel to China and Middle East
by Alysa Hullett
Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are white and upper/middle class. One Seattle program hopes to change that.
Feb 6, 2013
On World Mental Health Day, local film takes on global stigma
by Celina Kareiva
“Hidden Pictures” follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care.
Oct 10, 2013
We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK
by Reagan Jackson
With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014
As Walmart grows globally, so does worker resistance
by Reagan Jackson
Did you know that Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, with more than 10,000 stores in dozens of countries, and the third largest employer in the world overall (behind only the U.S. Department of Defense and The Chinese Army)?
May 29, 2014
Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?
by Brett Konen
South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
Sep 18, 2014
Short Run comics fest a global draw for indie artists
by Ana Sofia Knauf
Memoirs, social commentary and counter-culture movements have elevated comics beyond superheroes and three panel humor. And the movement is catching on around the world.
Nov 12, 2014