Irina Vodonos preparing dough for pelmeni. (Photo by Anna Goren) Irina Vodonos preparing dough for pelmeni. (Photo by Anna Goren) Alex Stonehill Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly. Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.