Arts & Culture

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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Hollywood may not have leading roles for Asian actors, but you can catch plenty at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year.

Still image from HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?s Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, 2014. Video, color, sound; 1:04:53. (Courtesy of the artists)

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HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Seattle learns that the answer is complicated in a series of events from the experimental art collective this month.

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New book shares characters and themes from "To Kill a Mockingbird," which was influential in the way it dealt with issues of racism and inequality.

A belly dancing craze in the 1960's promoted the stereotypical, exoticized, sexualized images often associated with the dance. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A Seattle dance instructor says anyone should be able to enjoy belly dance, regardless of it's origins.

Meet young Eddie Huang, played by Hudson Yang. (Photo via "Fresh of the Boat" Facebook)

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The Globalist convened a panel of Seattleites to preview ABC's new Asian-American sitcom "Fresh of the Boat."

Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.

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Next time you drive by "the mysterious place with all the marble" right next to the Delridge onramp for the West Seattle Bridge, stop in and say "hi" to sculptor Sabah Al-Dhaher

Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel)

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The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.

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Seattleites joined sister city Kobe, Japan in marking 20 years since the devastating 1995 earthquake.

French Seattle Charlie Hebdo reaction

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Seattle’s French community was shaken by the killings, which many say were a challenge to the core beliefs of their home country.

Solomon Dubie at the Rainier Ave mini mart that he plans to convert to an Ethiopian Coffee Shop. (Photo by Colleen McDivett)

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Replacing junk food and beer with coffee and culture.

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Your stories, artwork, music or poetry about immigrating to the United States could be part of an upcoming online exhibit commemorating the Immigration Act...

More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

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Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.

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Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is among the 200 indie theaters nationwide that will show the nearly shelved "The Interview" on Christmas Day, according to entertainment site Deadline.com and the theater's website.

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Ballroom dancers come through customs hoping to propel their careers by training with some of the world’s top coaches. But they're often gone again within six months, unable to secure an O-1B work visa.

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"The Interview," a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been canceled by Sony Pictures on Wednesday following threats made to theaters that had been scheduled to show the film.

A rule card displayed at the Cat Attic cat café in Korea. Cafes commonly employ rules such as not picking up sleeping or visibly agitated cats. (Photo courtesy of Karla Orozco)

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Two young Seattle entrepreneurs are raising funds to open 'the Meowtropolitan' — Seattle's first cat cafe.

Anske holding her book, 'Irkadura', about a Russian mute with special powers. (Photo courtesy Ksenia Anske)

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Ksenia Anske seems to have a respectable mantra for everything. On keeping up with the dying book industry:  "Just give it out for free." On accepting...

Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or...

Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is...

The author, Sweta Saraogi, practices yoga at a temple India. (Courtesy photo)

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What Americans are missing by only focusing on the physical aspects of yoga.