alma khasawnih

alma khasawnih
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alma khasawnih is an immigrant from Far West Asia. Detroit is the city she feels most affinity to, currently lives in Seattle, and wants to grow old in Barcelona. alma is a PhD student in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, her focus is street artists and graffiti art in Cairo's Arab Spring. She is interested and involved in Digital and Public Humanities. She finds it relaxing to color within the lines in coloring books.
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Why would someone want to burn down a beloved immigrant-owned business? Early Monday morning, an arsonist struck the Med Mix restaurant on 23rd and Union,...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zKIKccU8Vo] Slam poet Michael Mabwe is back in Seattle, and looking to harness the energy of local youth arts organization to drive political change...

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What's more incredible than visual, activist art about black lesbian life in South Africa? Only that the artist, Zanele Muholi, is in Seattle this...

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Too many weeks ago, I was invited to Janne Abullarade's home for a super duper special treat: homemade baklava. Janne was born in El Salvador...

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Oh my god! Run! Women are taking over the Seattle Art Museum! SAM is currently running two related exhibitions devoted to female artists from around...

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Israeli peace activist Miko Peled is in Seattle this week to give a presentation called "Beyond the Zionist Paradigm: New Hope for Israel/Palestine." I saw...

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There is nothing quite like the stories that unfold when good friends gather to share an honest, home-cooked meal. For this special dinner, I hosted...

TSA Body Scanner Images

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I waited too long to book a flight home to visit my family in Amman to be picky about my flights. The only option...

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Until I came to Seattle, I'd only met one person in my life who had a wheat allergy. But it seems that for the...

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This election season Washington has an unprecedented number of candidates who are of Iranian heritage. Sahar Fathi and Cyrus Habib for are running for State...

Colin Powell UN WMD

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Colin Powell is coming to Seattle on Wednesday for a conversation around his new book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. City Club...

Cairo

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I can't stop thinking about an article I read a couple weeks ago. Why Do They Hate Us: The real war on women in the...

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If you pass through the intersection of 23rd and Union (as I do every day) you will see a gas station, an empty lot...

Postal service, Mailman

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I have a love affair with the United States Postal Service. It began when I first immigrated to the US in 1996. I was...

Las Vegas strip sunrise

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Las Vegas must be heaven for those who don’t get the chance to travel much: Paris, Venice, New York, even Giza. All the wonders...

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Growing up in Jordan, we were taught in school just how scarce water is. There were constant campaigns on how to use water, how...

Chris Shaw sautés the eggplant for Obayashi Sam's Natto Pasta

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This month's Kitchen Story originated in Japan and traveled all the way to Seattle ceramicist Chris Shaw's kitchen in Beacon Hill. On a cold, drizzly...

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In the two weeks since it was released, M.I.A.'s video for Bad Girls has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and a ton...

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Rabih Mroué, a Lebanese actor and playwright, was at Seattle's On the Boards in January, as part of his first tour in the US....

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I am an immigrant. I landed in Florida with my mother on August 11, 1996 at age 18. For six years I had to carry...

Turrón

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I love food. I probably think of it more than I think of anything else. Food is subtle; the mixing of the sour and...