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The impact of white spaces on Black identity

“Lisa Myers Bulmash. No hyphen. I like to do things the hard way,” she says with a chuckle at her defiance. A UCLA English Lit…

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Romanian Film Festival Since 2014, the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has been hosting the Romanian Film Festival, giving local Romanian-Americans a place for community…

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  Black Winter Hymnal with Naomi Wachira, Stephanie Anne Johnson and more Kenyan-born, Seattle-based Afro-Folk singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira writes songs rooted in the here and…

Reggae artist supports youth through music

Daniel Pak has been making music for the good part of his 37 years on the planet. While on hiatus from his studies in metallurgical…

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KEXP Second Annual Record Fair While KEXP’s new home has been open for well over a year now, I can’t help but stop by to…

Fight like a girl? In this show, it’s ‘Fight like a bitch’

Fierce, muscular warriors ram into and flip each other. They collapse on their adversaries’ backs, choking and pulling and gripping. They grunt and they growl,…

You’ve heard of Humans of NY, now meet the creator

In 2009, Brandon Stanton moved to New York with a couple of suitcases, a camera, and the goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. “I was so…

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Ignite Seattle As the largest open submission public speaking event in The Pacific Northwest, Ignite Seattle brings to the stage 16 people to present their…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

A Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History: Michael Eric Dyson Seattle Public Library's annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture always brings big names to town who…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Caitlin Doughty As Town Hall undergoes renovations, they’ve been turning their programming Inside Out, hosting seemingly more and more exciting events than ever at venues…

From UW to Whole Foods, remembering a local ceramics artist

The halls of the University of Washington’s ceramics and metal arts building is abuzz with new students embarking on a new school year. But for…

Beloved Seattle dancemaker brings her art to prison

In the long and decorated arc of her career, Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney has danced through a labyrinth of forms, styles, language, literature and music.…

Seattle artist Humaira Abid examines a crisis through a feminist lens

Searching for Home, the new solo show by local sculptor Humaira Abid, is confined to one room at Bellevue Arts Museum. But her striking imagery…

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Everyday Africa with Peter DiCampo and Charles Mudede When Africa is shown in the media, the continent is portrayed as, at turns, starving, violent, beautiful,…

On Bainbridge Island, female photographers take the spotlight

There are many exquisite images in Women in Photography, the current exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, but it’s not any single photograph or…

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Local Sightings Film Festival Celebrate films from all over the Pacific Northwest at the 20th annual Local Sightings Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday…

Taking the classism out of classical music

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. “Do you brush your teeth every day?” Quinton Morris asks four students in a small Maple Valley studio. “You’re…

A pioneering video artist gets her due

At 49, with her two sons in grad school and college, she divorced her husband and moved 3,000 miles from Seattle to that famous New…

Mic night with a South Asian twist

In South Asian culture, you aren’t supposed to talk about your pain. But at Subcontinental Drift Seattle’s open mic nights, South Asian performers share stories…

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Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest Seattle performance artist and poet Storme Webber uses family photos, archival records and poetry to take visitors through a personal…

The Northwest is a sellout. Can it get its noir back?

Remember “Northwest noir”? If you’re old enough, you do; and if you’re not, you’ll become acquainted soon since it’s part of a trend in cultural…

A painted diary of the Japanese incarceration

In 1906 Takuichi Fujii left Japan. He boarded a ship in Kobe and three weeks later landed in Seattle, a raw young town a half-century…

Theater that brings millennials and baby boomers together

What a sight:  scores of children, teens and elders dancing up the aisles of the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Bagley Wright auditorium and streaming onto the stage from…

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Sea Shanties aboard the Lady Washington While I’m a frequent attendee (and highly recommend) the Northwest Seaport’s monthly shanty sing, this event takes singing sea…

What has made Yayoi Kusama the hottest ticket in Seattle?

For the entire run of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors, which comes to an end Sept. 10, every morning there’s been a line snaking around the…