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5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

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…

Lessons about Seattle from the Cooper’s hawk

To visit the Queen of Seattle one must first step over empty beer bottles and condom wrappers before skidding down a dirt slope and traipsing…

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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

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…

A surprising find: Eurasian city poised for a Seattle-style takeoff

There comes a moment in traveling when you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. On a recent trip to Kazakhstan, that moment came for me…

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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Summer at SAM: Sculptured Dance There are dance fans and there are people who hear the word "dance" and shrug, Meh. So IF you happen…

Bike share and helmets: Let’s be realistic

It is a pleasure to see the orange and green from the new Seattle bike share programs bikes scattered around the city.  We will soon…

Music: Time capsule of a Seattle immigrant community

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. It’s hard to fathom the music that has been lost in the ether of history, but Seattle-based musician Paul…

I was on Trump’s art committee. Here’s why I quit

Musician. Army veteran. Mom. Lawyer. Citizen. Since resigning from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with 15 colleagues last week, many are…

Why am I a threat?

One day last fall, a month before Donald Trump was elected president, Lassana Magassa disappeared from his job with Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.…

Seattle: the city of never-ending change

Four decades living in Seattle have made this city home that, even though I was born elsewhere, I can surely claim it as my own.…

Seattle’s love-hate relationship with tourists

Seattle is a great city in the summer. The scenery is at its finest, and downtown is abuzz with visitors from around the world. Much…

Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce

This story originally appeared on EarthFix.  A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest. Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and…

Hey hey, ho ho, has that Lenin statue got to go?

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's coddling of white supremacists, there is renewed controversy over Fremont’s second worst piece of public art…

Ferguson movie rings true (even if you were there)

Years before white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, I was moving from Los Angeles to St. Louis. The year was 2014 and I had a somewhat less pessimistic view…

Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?

While the Rainier Beach neighborhood has long been a thriving center for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle, many community members are worried about preserving connections amid…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Rebirth Brass Band In their home city of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band has been playing the Maple Leaf every Tuesday night since 1983. And,…

Shakeup among Seahawks over Charlottesville

This story previously appeared on Sportspress NW. Add two more to the long list of people anguished over the grim, non-sports news of the weekend:…

National parks’ future could be in Pioneer Square

It's a time of year when many of us are off in Washington's biggest national parks: Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades. But a small park unit…

Raising a glass to a beloved Ballard dive bar

The People’s Pub in Ballard is closing down this weekend, 17 years after opening. That opening seems like a long time ago now, and for…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural: Telekinesis, SISTERS, Hayley Heynderickx The Concerts at the Mural series is perhaps the culmination of everything great…