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Slam poet Nikkita Oliver on fighting racism with art

Nikkita Oliver was spending the summer in New York City when George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was acquitted. She says that she…

Millennials rule (Crosscut’s Young Professionals Board)

Over the past nine months, our team has had the pleasure of working with Crosscut members Vera Hoang and Alyssa Patrick to explore ways for…

How Brady Walkinshaw could pull a surprise win for Congress

This is the second profile on the 7th Congressional District race. Read about Pramila Jayapal here. Brady Walkinshaw’s campaign office feels a bit like an…

Why Pramila Jayapal is winning

This is the first profile on the 7th Congressional District race. Read about Brady Walkinshaw here. In her speech on primary election night, Pramila Jayapal…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Capitol Hill Block Party Not a big fan of crowds of people? Avoid Capitol Hill this weekend (and every weekend), but especially this weekend. Now…

Here’s what happens when news outlets work together

The topic of homelessness in Seattle lit up social media networks on Wednesday, when more than 30 local media outlets joined forces to shine a…

Washington is on a massive gun-buying binge

After a season of mass shootings nationwide, Washington state is on track to set an all-time record for gun purchases. There isn’t a gun registry…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Pacific Northwest Ballet PNB closes out its season with three works by three U.S. choreographers: George Balanchine’s Square Dance, inspired by the late choreographer’s fondness…

Watch Samantha Bee destroy Seattle’s sports misogynists

Forget the SuperSonics, say hello to the new Seattle Seawards. Samantha Bee saluted the women of the Seattle City Council last night on her show…

9 things to do in Seattle this weekend: Mom Edition

Things to do with mom It's Mother's Day on Sunday, so don't forget to call your mom! If you'd like to take it one step…

Washington among top 10 states for refugees

Seattle received a global visitor on Wednesday, here to talk about a hot topic in the United States and abroad: The world refugee crisis. Kelly…

Seattle’s all-female football team: This isn’t the lingerie league

In a time when headlines shout about the damage football does to players' brains and bodies, the women of the Seattle Majestics say the game has the…

Rose Cano uses theater to bridge Seattle’s cultural divides

This is the first in a series of profiles of artists who will be performing at the sold out Crosscut Arts Salon: The color of…

4 free things to do in Seattle this weekend (and 1 that’s expensive)

KEXP New Home Grand Opening * KEXP is throwing an all-day, all-ages, FREE party to fete its new digs at Seattle Center and not only…