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Seattle’s Filipino community grapples with ‘My Family’s Slave’

On Wednesday evening, some 15 people filtered into the archives room of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) located in the basement of a…

No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…

Gen X, millennial, boomer: Crossing generational lines

Generational warfare has always struck me as nuts. What healthy society, or family, pits old and young against one another? But millennials hate boomers, Gen…

The history and people behind Seattle’s oldest sushi restaurant

This story was originally published on KCTS9. Perched atop a barstool, feet dangling off the ground, Fusae Yokoyama recalls memories of Maneki Restaurant with a…

In a rapidly-changing city, can KeyArena save its charm?

Historic preservation is unpredictable in Seattle, and it’s never been a sure thing with sports facilities. The site of classic Sicks’ Stadium is a Lowe’s…

Rock band hopes SCOTUS will bless its controversial name

What’s more offensive? Singer Miley Cyrus pulling her eyes back in a slant-eyed gesture? Or a rock band named The Slants? To complicate things even…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017 One-part music festival, one-part music conference, I’d say this event is worth a “two things.” In addition to the…

Want to fight Islamophobia? Talk to a Muslim

Maleeha Choudhry’s idea of America comes from the Woody Guthrie song that she grew up listening to, which proclaims, “This land was made for you…

Ballard museum will make you want to move to Norway

Can Ballard save America? That’s a lot to ask. But Seattle’s old Scandinavian neighborhood could offer a cultural and political lifeline to the kind of…

Pike Place Market gets a front porch for the future

The last piece of Pike Place Market is starting to fall into place. The new development, the MarketFront, will eventually connect to the waterfront, touching down…

A Filipina’s take on Here Lies Love

It was with great trepidation that I went to see Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Here Lies Love, the musical about the rise and fall of Imelda…

At UW, empowerment can come in the form of a hijab

Step one — place scarf over your head, one side longer than the other. Step two — wrap longer side around your neck. Step three…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor If you’ve ever wanted to see China’s Terracotta Warriors, now is your chance. Head to the Pacific Science Center…

‘Come From Away’ comes from Seattle and nabs 7 Tony nominations

Three years ago, Seattle’s Kenny Alhadeff saw a workshop production of a show about airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11. It…

Talented, brilliant and NFFTY filmmakers

Young filmmakers from across the globe are making their way to Seattle this week for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Punk Rock Flea Market Not that we need to prove it, but instead, prove that Seattle is still SO punk rock. Head to Seattle Center…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Poetry on Buses Here’s how to get a head start on appreciating all the local poems you’ll soon be reading on Metro buses and Link…

‘SlaughterTown’: Ghosts of a traumatized NW landscape

Can landscapes become imbued with historic trauma? And if so, can they pass it along? Is there an example here in Puget Sound country? Those…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman What we don’t understand, we mock. Birds are perhaps the ultimate example of this; the average person has…

A big win for a tiny local publisher: The Pulitzer

When the staff at Seattle poetry press Wave Books learned they had won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the book Olio, by Tyehimba Jess,…

Will the arts funding proposal survive?

The King County proposal to fund more arts and education has been pulled from the budget committee, “effectively killing the legislation,” according to budget chair…

Why white people can’t face up to racism

Robin DiAngelo grew up poor and white. But it was years before she realized that despite living in poverty, she still had privilege because she…

Poor gargoyles. We’re smashing Seattle’s history as we build

A very bad thing just happened in terms of historic preservation in Seattle. The long-expected demolition of the old Seattle Center Arena started across Speight…

Studying for the citizenship test one stitch at a time

Civics knowledge can be surprisingly difficult for Americans and immigrants alike.  Earlier this month, a group of about 15 strangers challenged themselves to answer questions…

Theater blows out the fourth wall for David Byrne’s musical

The other day, somewhere between tech run-through and dress rehearsal at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Braden Abraham was, in his words, “feeling good.” Huge sections of…