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Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Half a century ago today, Seattle’s first professional sports franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, played its first regular season game. The basketball team lost 144-116 October…

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A Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History: Michael Eric Dyson Seattle Public Library's annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture always brings big names to town who…

The activist who resisted back then — and still does

At 87, Dolores Huerta still speaks with the energy and passion of her days in the '60s when as a young community organizer, she co-founded…

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Caitlin Doughty As Town Hall undergoes renovations, they’ve been turning their programming Inside Out, hosting seemingly more and more exciting events than ever at venues…

From UW to Whole Foods, remembering a local ceramics artist

The halls of the University of Washington’s ceramics and metal arts building is abuzz with new students embarking on a new school year. But for…

Hanford has a starring role in Nobel Prize

Twenty-three years ago, a Hanford-based space observatory was on the drawing board. It hadn’t been built yet, and only two concrete slabs — each two…

A local cautionary tale for shrinking national monuments

Last month, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted a report to President Trump recommending reducing the size of six national monuments, including Utah’s Bears Ears. He…

Beloved Seattle dancemaker brings her art to prison

In the long and decorated arc of her career, Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney has danced through a labyrinth of forms, styles, language, literature and music.…

Seattle artist Humaira Abid examines a crisis through a feminist lens

Searching for Home, the new solo show by local sculptor Humaira Abid, is confined to one room at Bellevue Arts Museum. But her striking imagery…

Seattle, you’ve got a new moniker: ‘death-positive’

“We’re about to enter 36 hours of death talk — please drink a lot of water.” So advised Caitlin Doughty, thoroughly modern mortician and founder…

A high school graduation decades in the making

Mary Matsuda Gruenewald beams at the crowd in her emerald cap and gown. At the age of 92, amongst the Vashon High School graduating class…

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Everyday Africa with Peter DiCampo and Charles Mudede When Africa is shown in the media, the continent is portrayed as, at turns, starving, violent, beautiful,…

The Vietnam War: Seattle man recalls his story as a Vietnamese officer

Before coming to the United States, Kim Pham was an officer in South Vietnam's army during the Vietnam War. Here is his story, as told to his daughter…

Stop, Hey, What’s that Sound? Music of the Vietnam Era


Seahawks furious over Trump’s ‘SOB’ rant

We learned this week that Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett was among the co-authors of a well-reasoned, respectful letter to the NFL seeking a partnership for an awareness month…

Another legislative loser: Hugo House in Seattle

Fiction writers — novelists, short storytellers and aspiring novices — tend to be white in Seattle. To Sonora Jha, Hugo House’s writer-in-residence, writers of color have…

On Bainbridge Island, female photographers take the spotlight

There are many exquisite images in Women in Photography, the current exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, but it’s not any single photograph or…

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Local Sightings Film Festival Celebrate films from all over the Pacific Northwest at the 20th annual Local Sightings Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday…

Taking the classism out of classical music

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. “Do you brush your teeth every day?” Quinton Morris asks four students in a small Maple Valley studio. “You’re…

A pioneering video artist gets her due

At 49, with her two sons in grad school and college, she divorced her husband and moved 3,000 miles from Seattle to that famous New…

Mic night with a South Asian twist

In South Asian culture, you aren’t supposed to talk about your pain. But at Subcontinental Drift Seattle’s open mic nights, South Asian performers share stories…

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Storme Webber | Casino: A Palimpsest Seattle performance artist and poet Storme Webber uses family photos, archival records and poetry to take visitors through a personal…

Lessons about Seattle from the Cooper’s hawk

To visit the Queen of Seattle one must first step over empty beer bottles and condom wrappers before skidding down a dirt slope and traipsing…

The Northwest is a sellout. Can it get its noir back?

Remember “Northwest noir”? If you’re old enough, you do; and if you’re not, you’ll become acquainted soon since it’s part of a trend in cultural…

A painted diary of the Japanese incarceration

In 1906 Takuichi Fujii left Japan. He boarded a ship in Kobe and three weeks later landed in Seattle, a raw young town a half-century…