Arts & Culture

A billboard in the posh Gangam district of Seoul, South Korea, advertises eyelid surgery. (Photo by Jason Park)

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Everyone is getting it, but no one wants to talk about it. The controversy over blepharoplasty.

The Hammering Man, outside the Seattle Art Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Chuck Taylor)

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What to do if you can't afford to make that trip to Europe this summer?

Seattle International Dance Festival performer Molly Sides (Photo courtesy SIDF)

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The nine day Seattle International Dance Festival is an opportunity for Seattle to experience the diverse way dance is expressed all around the world.

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Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.

Anacortes-based group, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, are a regular act at Folklife. Here, they perform at the annual Spring Festa in Skagit County, another one of their regular annual gigs. (Photo from www.goskagit.com)

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This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the...

ABC's New Sitcom Fresh Off The Boat Challenges Asian-American Stereotypes

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Fresh Off The Boat, recently picked up by ABC for its 2014-15 primetime lineup, is the first Asian American-focused sitcom in 20 years. Based on the...

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Meet the Syrian college student who helped lead the revolution from her laptop in Chicago.

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From Olympia to Mukilteo, Bremerton to Snoqualmie, Western Washington museums have banded together for Museum Week Northwest, a celebration of museums beginning May 16. The...

The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

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When a friend invited me to the World Dance Party a couple weeks ago, my first thought was, "Is this going to be a bunch of hippie white people dancing off-beat to Putamayo CDs?"

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The presence of international dance competition R-16 is a sign that the Seattle Break-dancing scene has made its mark in the global B”boy” world. #seattle #R-16

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The Seattle Globalist's GiveBig Variety Show on May 6th brought together some of the best talent in our community. If you missed it, catch all the highlights below from travel tips to Ethiopian cooking to DNA experiments.

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On Saturday, El Centro de La Raza celebrated Cinco de Mayo by welcoming over 700 people to their Beacon Hill headquarters. A large tent set up outside...

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?

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In a large corner office lined with bookcases at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Film Center, Carl Spence is busy gearing up for the...

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Former Microsoft programmer Kirt Debique wanted to build a new kind of record label to supported Seattle musicians. So far, so good.

Sonora Jha, journalism professor at Seattle University, shines light on the issue of farmer suicides in India with her first novel, "Foreign." (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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While Seattle has its reputation for suicides, across the globe in India, rain and gloom are hardly to blame for rising suicide rates. Last year...

The Mixed Plate at Chamaole Pino in Everett. (Photo by Melody T. via Yelp)

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If you're a Chamorro who's relocated to Seattle, there's more to miss about home than the weather. Back home, we get together to eat...

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I begin to sleep. My body is music. I will never have a home. - from ‘Concession’. City of Rivers. McSweeny’s (2012). Technically, Zubair Ahmed does have a...

Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

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Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of three living in Seattle, who has devoted most of her life to activism. She’s worked on issues...

Still from "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border"

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“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything from the discovery until our times has always been transmuted into European — or later,...

Mailarie Muñoz, age 16 (center) and Jennifer Bravo, age 16 (right), during the intermediate Mariachi class program at Wenatchee High School. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A high-school program called Mariachi Huenachi in Wenatchee is not only producing fine music, it’s helping students do better in school.