Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 unlikely highlights at this weekend’s Folklife Festival

The Northwest Folklife Festival sheds its hippy image with some incredible free events celebrating global and local cultures this weekend.
May 22, 2015

Foreign horror selections at SIFF prove fear is universal

Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.
May 18, 2015

Malitia MaliMob rapper voices Somali American struggles

Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.
May 12, 2015
A mariachi band performs at a Cinco de Mayo party (Photo from Flickr via U.S. Army Korea)

5 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Seattle

Five upcoming activities in the Seattle area for those looking to embrace Mexican culture (or at least have an excuse to eat tacos).
May 1, 2015
Young fans ask La Avispa for pictures and matching autographs after the final match (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lucha Libre has a grip on Northwest wrestling fans

Lucha libre — amateur Mexican-style wrestling — has gained a surprising following in the Northwest.
Apr 30, 2015

Back from mission, Seattle Christian is culture-shocked by non-religious city

After four years on mission in Nicaragua, 18-year-old Josh McGrew feels like he's taking a risk by being Christian in Seattle, where less than half of people identify as religious.
Mar 5, 2015

‘Hypocrisy’ in new Kendrick Lamar lyrics has fans debating

A few lines have earned Kendrick Lamar's new single 'The Blacker the Berry' a closer reading than any hip hop song in years.
Feb 12, 2015