Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
May 18, 2019

Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
May 17, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]
May 4, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]
May 3, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]
May 2, 2019

Mount Zion Baptist Church seeks landmark status

More than 125 years ago, Mount Zion Baptist Church's founders established a place in Seattle where people of color could worship.
Aug 23, 2017

Death of Hamza Warsame ruled an accident

The King County Medical Examiner ruled that Hamza Warsame died in an unintentional fall.
Jan 7, 2016

Seattle police investigating death of Somali teen after community outcry

The family of Hamza Warsame criticized the lack of communication and sensitivity from police immediately after the 16-year-old died.
Dec 8, 2015
A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?

Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.
Nov 2, 2015

Viet Cong band name sparks outcry at Neumos

Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.
Oct 17, 2015
Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

Polish Pierogi Fest set to stuff Seattle stomachs this Saturday

The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.
May 14, 2015

Kukai imports authentic ramen experience

Kukai stays close to its Japanese roots by importing many key ingredients. The restaurant will open its third U.S. location on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
Mar 12, 2015

New chef will bring Mexican traditions to Nacho Borracho

Capitol Hill favorite Nacho Borracho is trading bar food for authentic Mexican fare under new chef Monica Dimas.
Jan 30, 2015

Happy holidays: Seattleites celebrate lesser-known world traditions

What holidays have we missed in our Christmas monopoly?
Dec 25, 2014
Chanting "hands up, don't shoot," protesters briefly blocked the entrance to the Comet Tavern on Black Friday, saying that the business owners discriminated against East African youth. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Do #BlackLivesMatter on Capitol Hill?

What to make of accusations of racial profiling and police harassment in a neighborhood known for tolerance?
Dec 5, 2014

East African community reps respond to Capitol Hill robbery accusations

An open letter from representatives of the Somali and East African communities about crime and discrimination on Capitol Hill.
Sep 22, 2014
A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

Night out at Seattle’s ‘most dangerous’ club casts doubt on cops’ claims

What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?
May 2, 2014
Zines picked up at the Race Riot! Tour stop on Capitol Hill last week. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Race Riot! zine tour touches down in Seattle

In Seattle and around the globe, people of color are carving out their own spaces in a traditionally white-dominated zine culture.
Oct 31, 2013
Manila clams prepare to become curry. (Photo courtesy Kedai Makan)

Malaysian food hits Capitol Hill, eating instructions provided

Seattle tends to have its bases covered when it comes to Asian food. But the owners of Kedai Makan are working hard to introduce Malaysia’s eclectic cuisine to Northwest palates.
Oct 9, 2013

Celebrate the Chandeleur with an authentic French crêpes orgy

Today is the world’s sweetest holiday, the Chandeleur. Celebrate as the French do by cooking up a mountain of fluffy (yet paper-thin!) crêpes.
Feb 2, 2013