Arts & Culture

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'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.

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The English language should take a cue from these five Mandarin Chinese phrases.

Artistic director John Murphy, left, rehearses EZID, which opens June 20th. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Choreographer’s recent trip to Northern Iraq inspires latest dance performance from The Cabiri nonprofit troupe in Seattle.

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Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino poet laureate of the United States.

Iranian pop singer Amitis and Snoop Dogg, united by green screen. (Photo via YouTube)

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Am I the only Iranian American excited about this new Snoop Dogg cameo?

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Artist George Tsutakawa's fountain sculpture at Seattle Central College has been revived, after a volunteer campaign. "Fountain" has a vital place in Seattle's Asian American history.

Members of the Central Area Senior Center Sliders Dance Group learn some West African moves at the November World Dance Party. (The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

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It's June, and that means Seattle is bursting with fun. We've scoured the Globalist Calendar and come up with five events you won't want to miss!

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How do young Black women in the Northwest really think, act, feel and dream?

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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.

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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.