K-beauty expands to the U.S. where customers demand a broader range of skin tones

More than 20 of America’s population are people of color. The beauty industry, in general, fails to accommodate for the market it serves.
Dec 11, 2018

Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

Curating community: Indigenous arts show celebrates the process

From gallery shows, to artist residencies, to pop up markets and workshops, storytelling and shared meals, the many pieces of Yəhaw̓ are coming together to bring local Indigenous arts into focus.
Nov 29, 2018

Northwest Film Forum screens ‘Black Panther’ with live-stream appearance of director Ryan Coogler

Northwest Film Forum will screen “Black Panther” for free Tuesday at 4 p.m. with a live-streamed question-and-answer session with director Ryan Coogler, who also helmed the films “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed.”
Nov 26, 2018

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

“A Bright Room Called Day” rises to the current political moment

The Williams Project brings Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day" to the Hillman City Collaboratory.
Nov 12, 2018

East German punk scene pushed resistance in an authoritarian state

The East German punk scene was a grassroots youth movement that resisted a police state — and has a story that has become more relevant in recent years.
Oct 24, 2018

“Worlds Beyond Here” explores Asian American impact on science fiction

An exhibition focuses on Asian American science fiction creators, who often address identity, immigration and race, technology and more through a genre that's more than just outer space and time travel.
Oct 17, 2018

Seattle filmmaker retraces steps of artist who painted a changing Melanesia

Society portraitist Caroline Mytinger bucked conventions of her day to venture to Melanesia to document the changing world of the South Pacific. A Seattle filmmaker retraced her journey.
Oct 3, 2018

Musical “Come From Away” showcases a story of hope after 9/11

The musical "Come from Away" focuses on the generosity and hope of a small Canadian town unexpectedly thrust into a central role in the world-changing events of 9/11.
Sep 19, 2018

#KnowMe: Tasveer South Asian Film Festival bridges a cultural divide through stories

The festival theme is #KnowMe, inviting the audiences to get to know people from South Asia and South Asian Americans, through our stories, created and curated by us.
Sep 13, 2018

Seattle screenprinter Jeff Ross at first Bangkok Biennial

“I clean up cities and I take home garbage and I create art.”
Aug 21, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians” aims for high stakes in Hollywood representation

It’s the first time in 25 years that Hollywood has backed a major modern-day film with all the main actors of Asian descent – and filmmakers hope this opens the door for more Asian American stories.
Aug 15, 2018

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine

The audiences of "Persimmon Nights," running at Cafe Nordo through July 29, experience the rise and fall of an Asian American nightclub owner through music, drama — and flavor.
Jul 23, 2018

Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture set to open in south Seattle next year

The first major museum devoted to Latino history in Washington state, the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture, is slated to open in South Park in early 2019.
Jul 10, 2018

Seattle International Butoh Festival runs through July 15

The eight-member DAIPANButoh Collective hosts the ninth annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, running through July 15 at various spaces around Seattle and Shoreline, featuring both dancers from their own troupe and performers from around the world.
Jul 7, 2018

Reinventing yourself: a conversation with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

At 64, Nell Irvin Painter retired from her successful career in academia and set off for art school.
Jul 6, 2018

Artists bring spotlight to global refugee issues in ARTvocacy exhibit

Ten artists from eight countries are featured in the annual ARTvocacy exhibit, showing through the end of the month at A/NT Gallery.
Jun 28, 2018