Arts & Culture

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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.

Yoga instructor Sweta Saraogi shows one of her moves in the yoga studio she teaches out of in her condo in Seattle. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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"That’s the face of yoga: a thin, white, blonde American teacher who can do crazy pretzel moves and pass for a super model.”

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The Japanese artist Mr. brings his first solo museum exhibition in the United States , a series titled “Live On,” to the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) beginning Friday Nov. 22nd.

The boy who painted this visual story dreamed of a world where impoverished ethnic Burmese villagers were considered as worthy of human rights as wealthy city dwellers. (Image courtesy of Erika Berg)

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By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.

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After a seven year hiatus, Metro’s bus poetry project is back to showcase King County’s multilingual talent.

During his visit to Seattle, South African comics artist Jean de Wet (front, with local collaborator James Stanton) is painting a mural on the Cappy's Boxing Gym building in the Central District. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Memoirs, social commentary and counter-culture movements have elevated comics beyond superheroes and three panel humor. And the movement is catching on around the world.

Dear White People review

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I left "Dear White People" feeling sad because it’s 2014 and I am still excited to see a movie about black people.

A still from "Titli" about a young man trying to escape his criminal family in Delhi, one of the flagship films of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival's 9th year.

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Now in its ninth year, the Seattle South Asian Film (SSAFF) once again brings a wide array of radical, thought-provoking films to the Puget Sound...

Diwali oil lamps in Darjeeling, India. (Photo from Wikipedia by Benoy)

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Recreating the festival of lights in Seattle.

Things get a little bit weird with Swedish psychedelic band Goat, one of more than a dozen international acts currently signed to Sub Pop. (Courtesy photo)

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Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.

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By the time I was in sixth grade, I had amassed binders full of drawings and dreamt of becoming an animator. My dad even...

YouthCAN participants cook Korean food for elders at the International Community Health Services during the Summer 2014 culinary arts session. (Photo by Minh Nguyen)

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Over the last decade, the YouthCAN program of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) has been offering opportunities to 15-to-19-year-olds of Asian Pacific Islander heritage to engage in their communities and find their true voices through explorations in art.

Hamda Yusuf, a third-year international studies major who is Somali American, often works on her poetry about identity at the Quad on the University of Washington campus. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

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A growing cohort of immigrant poets gives a universal spin to Northwest themes.

Horse head fiddle player and throat singer Davaazorig Altangerel performs as part of Mongolian orchestra Agra Bileg at Town Hall last Friday. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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Tejano rock, Hawaiian chanting, and Mongolian jazz all come to Seattle as part of a world music concert series at Town Hall.