Arts & Culture

Aisha-Fukushima

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Meet Aisha Fukushima: singer, public speaker, educator and the founder of RAPtivism, a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents.

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This year, SIFF is a place where the food-obsessed can really let loose. With its Culinary Cinema program, SIFF rolled out 11 films for foodies, including seven international films.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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The Northwest Folklife Festival sheds its hippy image with some incredible free events celebrating global and local cultures this weekend.

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Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.

(Photo from Flickr by Anne Wormer)

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If you're a purist about your Scandinavian pride, head to Ballard on Monday to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.

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“Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” tell parallel stories of fire, violence, bearing witness, and the power of art as activism.

Old vikings never die — they just move to Poulsbo. (Photo by Andrew Taylor via Flickr)

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Don your horned helmet and jump on the ferry for Viking Fest 2015 in Poulsbo this weekend.

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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.