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The Vietnam War: Seattle man recalls his story as a Vietnamese officer

Before coming to the United States, Kim Pham was an officer in South Vietnam's army during the Vietnam War. Here is his story, as told to his daughter…

Stop, Hey, What’s that Sound? Music of the Vietnam Era


Seahawks furious over Trump’s ‘SOB’ rant

We learned this week that Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett was among the co-authors of a well-reasoned, respectful letter to the NFL seeking a partnership for an awareness month…

Another legislative loser: Hugo House in Seattle

Fiction writers — novelists, short storytellers and aspiring novices — tend to be white in Seattle. To Sonora Jha, Hugo House’s writer-in-residence, writers of color have…

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…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

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…

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…