Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

Seattle’s Balkan folk rockstars celebrate ten years

An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.
Nov 10, 2015
A young refugee plays violin in front of a line of Turkish police at Edirne, where refugees amassed hoping to cross into Bulgaria. (Photo by Levent ......)

Istanbul native finds her city transformed by Syrian refugees

When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.
Nov 4, 2015
Nasko Abadjiev in gear built to withstand nighttime temperatures of 75 below. (Courtesy photo)

The sun never rises: Dispatches from a winter job in Antarctica

While the days are getting wonderfully long here, Seattle transplant Nasko Abadjiev is entering a dark world of wonder working in Antarctica.
Jun 7, 2015