“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 2019

Intiman Theatre sheds debt as it focuses on social justice

The Intiman Theater has focused in recent years on issues of justice and inequity both nationally and locally —  and now has retired the $2.7 million in debts that nearly crushed it.
Jan 28, 2019

Canadian Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq explores the powerful outer limits of human expression

Tagaq will bring her unique style of throat singing and music to UW’s Meany Center on Friday, Feb. 8.
Jan 22, 2019

Tales of brave, resourceful girls lead Children’s Film Festival Seattle lineup

Tales of brave and resourceful girls from Africa, the Middle East and Europe will light up the screen at the upcoming 14th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle.
Jan 15, 2019

“China Love” captures the wedding dreams of Chinese couples

The film “China Love” explores the meaning behind the fantasy-making trend in China — the pre-wedding photoshoot.
Jan 14, 2019

Join friends and neighbors at the Othello-UW Commons opening celebration

The open house and celebration for the new Othello-UW Commons will take place 4–7 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, with a brief program starting at 4:45 p.m.
Jan 7, 2019

Exhibit highlights art and urban design as immigration advocacy

An exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design spotlights protest posters and design proposals that show how Seattle and other sanctuary cities could be more welcoming to refugees.
Jan 1, 2019

Estelita’s Library offers literature, community and plátanos

Estelita's Library is a hidden gem tucked behind Beacon Avenue South.
Dec 17, 2018

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