Brett Konen

Brett Konen
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Brett Konen is a Seattle-based journalist and author. Since graduating from Whitman College in 2012 she has written on everything from immigration reform to wine culture to Afghan cooking for the Globalist, Wedding Party, Twine Living, Cidercraft Magazine and Meriwether Publishing. Most often she writes on spirits and coffee for Sip Northwest Magazine. In between she makes time for festivals, travel, cheering on Steven Hauschka and his Seahawks, and everything else the Emerald City offers.
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South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.

(Photo by Brett Konen)

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A guide to the diverse international coffee scene that often flies below our over-caffeinated radar.  Starbucks may have made “quad venti breve latte” a part...

At a rally in Walla Walla calling for immigration reform way back in 2010. (Photo by Dick_Morgan)

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Washington’s diverse immigrant community isn’t afraid of going to the back of the line…as long as they’re sure of where it will lead.   A...

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“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature...

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Until recently I knew next to nothing about Afghanistan, except that we’ve been at war there for more than half my lifetime. From what I...