A restaurant wall says a thousand words

Tired of being shaken down in Greece for running a food stand, a family moves to Seattle.
Dec 28, 2016

Everyone in Seattle is homeless for the holidays

What does it really mean for Seattle — a city with wealth and resources — to have a homeless "emergency?"
Dec 24, 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
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015

‘Waiting for better days’: Seattle’s Greek Americans watch homeland’s turmoil

The financial crisis in Greece has taken years to develop, and it has hit families of Greek Americans in Seattle hard.
Jul 13, 2015
Still from "Bethlehem" about an Israeli secret service officer and his Palestinian informant, playing at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Six quick global picks from the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

One perk of living 2,000 years in the diaspora: great material for an international film festival!
Feb 27, 2014
Lennu Luzzi and his band serenade John Croce (left) with familiar Italian songs during his 90th birthday celebration in the store. (Photo by Anna Goren)

The SoDo grocery store where shopping is a passion, not a chore

Big John's Pacific Food Importer's deals in olives, cheese and love. They also know how to throw a good party.
Feb 11, 2014