Arts & Culture

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

Madaraka-2014

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Sponsor Post Simon Okelo grew up in the slums of Manyatta in Kisumu, Kenya, an area known for violence, drugs and diseases. Okelo dreamed of peace for...

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Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.

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This weekend's Translations film festival includes over 40 films exploring the global transgender experience.

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From players, to rules, to intensity, the differences between American and Chinese Mah Jongg was quite clear to one Chinese student.

Sudeshna Sen looks at photos she has taken in the Arboretum in Seattle, Wash. for site development on a future video project. (Photo by Rayna Stackhouse)

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Seattle filmmaker Sudeshna Sen reflects on her feminist influences, as her first short "Julia's Farm" gets released.

Sun as Taiga Aisaka from a light novel series Toradora!. (Photo courtesy of Martina Sun)

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The community of cosplay, influenced anime, sci-fi and fantasy, is where many who feel like outsiders find a home.

Hollis Wong-Wear. (Photo by Shyn Midili)

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Not only is Hollis Wong-Wear a multi-talented artist, she is carving a unique niche in the entertainment industry.

A mariachi band performs at a Cinco de Mayo party (Photo from Flickr via U.S. Army Korea)

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Five upcoming activities in the Seattle area for those looking to embrace Mexican culture (or at least have an excuse to eat tacos).

The Indian subcontinent on a 3D globe at the Seattle Public Library. The Seattle metro areas South Asian population grew 173% between 2000 and 2010. (Photo from Flickr by J Brew)

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Storywallahs will showcase the experiences of our region’s growing South Asian community, with a focus on stories of cultural misunderstandings.

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Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.

Young fans ask La Avispa for pictures and matching autographs after the final match (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

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Lucha libre — amateur Mexican-style wrestling — has gained a surprising following in the Northwest.

Bombus vosnesenskii the yellow-faced bumble bee, on a wild pea plant, photographed by Common Acre volunteers surveying native bee habitats at the Sea-Tac airport last summer. (Courtesy photo)

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Organizers of a pollination project around Sea-Tac airport see native species of bees as key to averting a global bee die off.

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The 'Poetry on Buses' program has expanded its reach—not only in number of poems, but into poetry of different cultures, languages and traditions.

Reagan Jackson, author and founder of Many Voices One Tribe, a travel program for young writers of color. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

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A lifelong writer brings the power of words to young people of color.

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Artist Alice Gosti's five-hour performance piece 'How to become a partisan' explores WWII Italian history, feminism and activism.

(Photo courtesy of Even The Walls)

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As bulldozers raze Yesler Terrace, tenants grapple with losing their community to a rapidly gentrifying city. Even the Walls chronicles their stories.

Emma Lee Toyoda performs at the EMP. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

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Tired of waiting for role model in indie folk, a young Asian American musician claims her stage.

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The points are not the point at the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam competition. The point is the poetry. And community.

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Do "Desert Dancer" producers equate "positive" with depicting Iranians as Westerners?

Bruce Lee is buried in Lake View Cemetery next to his son Brandon, who died in 1993. (Photo by Chetanya Robinson)

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More than 40 years after the death of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, visitors from around the world pay homage at his Seattle gravesite.