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Think that beer is a pint? False!

Go to the Comet Tavern these days and you’ll notice something peculiar. No, not the fact that Seattle’s favorite “neighborhood bar” will sell you a…

A Kent café connects diners to local refugees

Today, Bebe Renzaho, Iryna Mykhalchuk and Tenaye Adem will cook dishes like Burmese chicken curry, Ukranian borscht and Ethiopian injera spicy beef rolls for their…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

A Tribe Called Yes You have to appreciate an act that bills itself as an “immersive hip-hop improvisational experience” and calls itself A Tribe Called…

Trump is axing NPR, PBS money

The Trump administration plans to eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the federal budget that is expected to be released…

In Washington orchards, hope, anxiety around Trump

In the Yakima Valley, nestled east of the Cascades, the fruit trees are waking up. Signs along State Highway 24 advertise openings for “piscadores,” or…

A museum for the pinball obsessed

Every pinball machine is a better version of the activity it's based on, with the only exceptions being sex, food and sleep.  At the Seattle Pinball Museum, you…

Want to connect with Seattle? Get journaling

No one wants a “better city” more than Seattleites. Much of our civic discourse is about how to live up to our ideals, to be…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Katya Kabanova The world’s worst mother-in-law is on stage at Seattle Opera this weekend. Mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood is a cigarette-puffing tyrant to her son’s wife…

Seattleites go to Trump Country

Last Saturday, March 4, pro-Trump rallies — and counter- demonstrations — occurred around the country, including in Olympia, Washington, and Lake Oswego, Oregon. But at the same…

Like democracy? Invest in heritage groups

I’m feeling liberated about what I write these days. I’ve heard from the highest sources in the land that it is now okay to present…

At the mic: Teens slam injustice with poetry

Every first Sunday of the month, a small café in Beacon Hill opens its doors after hours to a group of teenage spoken word poets…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Rambunctious Iteration #3: The Immigrants Spectrum Dance Theater continues its thought-provoking season with four world premiere dance works by Donald Byrd that are all set…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Now in it’s fifth year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival just keeps getting better. The theme of this year’s…

How one newspaper resisted internment

When September 11, 2001 occurred, some of us argued that a second date would now “live in infamy.” The first, of course, was December 7,…

Fake news: Been there, done that

It’s time for a confession: I have perpetrated fake news. In fact, I got my start as a writer doing that. And I did it…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

An Evening with Woodford Reserve On actual Valentine’s Day, I fully endorse avoiding the crowds and cooking an impressive meal with your loved one(s) at…

Political football: Should Trump fear Russell Wilson?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has long been criticized for saying little of substance. His press conferences are filled with platitudes. He looks great and…

5 things to do this weekend

International Dumpling Crawl Because carbs are comfort food and some of us prefer these kind of edible marvels. Seattle’s treasure of a museum, the Wing…

Could Trump kill Washington’s public media?

Within hours of Donald Trump’s inauguration, rumors were already swirling that he was going to stanch government support for public media. Among PBS and NPR devotees, it…

Art buffs vs. park preservationists — can we all get along?

Seattle’s Volunteer Park, one of the city’s signature gems, has become a development battleground. Such fights in Seattle frequently pit developers against preservationists, but the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

SHOT This season opener for Spectrum Dance Theater takes on the subject of police shootings.  I went in thinking the work would focus on the…

How a video game is keeping native culture alive

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Since its launch in 2014, Never Alone, the first video game drawing on Indigenous culture, has been…

Next up for this award-winning choreographer: Police brutality

At a moment in time when so many fear a possible rolling back of progress on social issues, Donald Byrd, nationally respected choreographer and artistic director…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Dolly Parton Birthday Tribute For months, it has felt like a dark cloud was looming above this week, and now the weather has shifted to…