How to be a real Francophile for Bastille Day

Zut alors! It's time to celebrate Bastille Day. Here are the best places to see Seattle à la française.
Jul 10, 2014

This Pride, queer people of color ‘take the goddamn stage’

“We want to be visible... When you put people of color on the stage, their people come out.”
Jun 26, 2014

Sister city travel guide: Eating your way around Iceland

It’s no coincidence that Seattle and Reykjavik have been sister cities since 1986.
Jun 12, 2014

The surprising flavor of Kosher in the Northwest

Turns out the relationship between Jews and ethnic food runs deeper than just Chinese food on Christmas
Jun 5, 2014
Founded in 1986, Equal Exchange it is the oldest and largest Fair Trade coffee company in the U.S. The company's highest paid employee may not make more than four times what the lowest paid employee does. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Confusion on aisle four: Making sense of fair trade food labeling

In a confusing world of food marketing where ‘gluten-free’ is mistaken as a panacea for health and ‘free-range’ might mean that a chicken stepped outside of it’s cage into a patch of grass for ten minutes, we have every right to believe that we’re misinformed about what we eat. It’s hard enough out there for a well-meaning […]
May 9, 2014

The poetics of home with Zubair Ahmed

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 home — in a shiny apartment complex in Belltown. There, the 25-year-old turns few heads as he goes to and from his job at Boeing, where he […]
Apr 24, 2014

Let’s talk about female circumcision

Northwest immigrants and their doctors grapple with female circumcision.
Apr 10, 2014

Immigrant giving shapes a new culture of philanthropy

Young people and immigrants in Seattle are proving that philanthropy doesn't only have to flow from the rich to the poor.
Mar 31, 2014

Metro’s last-ditch effort to save bus routes

Think your bus route is a pain? Try having no bus at all. Proposition 1 offers a last-ditch effort to save Metro bus routes, a threat to the livelihoods of low-income communities of color traveling from South Seattle.
Mar 14, 2014

Torture survivors thrive on a new kind of treatment in Seattle

A new program bridges the gap between different refugee service providers helping victims of torture in the Northwest.
Mar 10, 2014
Still from "Bethlehem" about an Israeli secret service officer and his Palestinian informant, playing at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Six quick global picks from the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

One perk of living 2,000 years in the diaspora: great material for an international film festival!
Feb 27, 2014
Lennu Luzzi and his band serenade John Croce (left) with familiar Italian songs during his 90th birthday celebration in the store. (Photo by Anna Goren)

The SoDo grocery store where shopping is a passion, not a chore

Big John's Pacific Food Importer's deals in olives, cheese and love. They also know how to throw a good party.
Feb 11, 2014
Vodonos and her husband at their kitchen table in Queen Anne. From left; sukhariki—a hazelnut tea cookie, sauerkraut with cabbage and carrot, and a version with olive oil and cranberries. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Brave winter the Russian way — with homecooked food

If you want great Russian food in Seattle, you might have to cook it yourself. And Moscow transplant Irina Vodonos wants to teach you.
Jan 20, 2014

An elusive Japanese New Year’s treat returns to Seattle

Art Oki, mastermind of Umai-Do Japanese sweet shop, brings the nostalgic taste of manju home for the holiday season.
Dec 30, 2013
Youth including Nan Mukungu (second from left) posed for photos displaying priorities of the Young Workers in the Green Economy Project. (Photo by Shann Thomas)

Report finds youth left behind in new Northwest economy

Grassroots environmental group Got Green released a startling survey citing barriers to economic employment for immigrant youth and people of color.
Dec 2, 2013
Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen in the kitchen at Inay's during the Pop-Up restaurant. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Remixing Thanksgiving traditions to celebrate ‘on your own terms’

A Filipino-American Thanksgiving Pop-Up dinner last week was just one example of the countless cultural variations on the tradition of giving thanks. 
Nov 26, 2013

Women-only swim in Tukwila faces discrimination complaints

A gender-specific swim program developed by Muslim women in Tukwila has seen a flood of public support in response to a human rights complaint filed against it by a local couple.
Nov 21, 2013
Caretaker Lulu Carpenter in the Lodge Room at Washington Hall. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Historic home for arts, immigrants seeking $6.8 million makeover

A century of immigrant history hangs in the balance in Washington Hall’s renovation campaign.
Oct 23, 2013
Angel Rocha shows off a diverse sampling of baked goods prepared at Golden Wheat, in the Central District. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Golden Wheat brings neighborhood bakery feel to the Central District

Don’t pigeonhole him as a “Mexican baker” — Angel Rocha is ready to feed everyone in a diverse Central District.
Sep 26, 2013

6 farmers market alternatives for a diverse Seattle

Seattle has a farmers market scene that would make any green citizen proud. So why are there only white people there?
Jun 18, 2013