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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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Hidden Figures Our local geek haven the Living Computer Museum will be fittingly showing Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film celebrating the true story of three…

Cost-cutting claims Seattle’s theater-magic factory

This story was originally published on KCTS9.org.  The castles are labyrinthine. The dragons breathe fire. The forests are mammoth and equally as magical. For three…

WA farmers to Trump: Show us the trade deals

When Quincy, Washington, farmer Mel Calloway got the news that Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States, she was halfway around the…

Hunters and anglers find common ground: fighting for public land

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/OPB. Hunters, fishermen and environmental activists: it’s not often these groups are mentioned in the same breath. But recently they’re…

A critical exhibit in this time of Trump

The Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner exhibit opens with a video image of a face — your face. Text below asks the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Moisture Festival The Moisture Festival, now in its fourteenth year, includes magic, music, trapeze and juggling, all performed by people so toned and charismatic that…

KOMO employees will take on Trump-friendly bosses

Fearing for their own reputations, local journalists are pushing back against their station's corporate owners, arguing that higher-ups push far-right content that borders on propaganda. Last…

Rachel Dolezal: A lesson or a sideshow?

In her new memoir, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World [282 pp. BenBella Books], Rachel Dolezal wastes little time…

How NEA dollars let one artist pay it forward

Ask artists about their inspiration or process and you could be a captive audience for some time. But ask about finances and you are likely…

Was KOMO just bullied into airing right-wing rhetoric?

Here's something you don't see every day on local TV news: An attack on mainstream media delivered by someone running the largest TV broadcast company in…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Director’s Choice Epic, relentless, stunning. Those were some of the words that came to mind at McCaw Hall the other evening when Pacific Northwest Ballet…

Black Like Me: An artist explores the N-word

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language throughout. The story is about an art piece that looks at the N word, one of the most…

From Uwajimaya to internment and back again

This story is part of KCTS 9’s immigration series Borders & Heritage. Throughout its history, the United States has been a home to immigrants from…

U-District bar closes doors and salutes the future: microhousing

The Knarr Shipwreck Lounge announced last call for its final time last Friday, St. Patrick’s Day. Customers ordered shots of Jameson before the bartender definitively threw…