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Meet K Banana, the new Korean American beauty store in Seattle’s U-Village

When Liz Yates founded K-Banana in 2018, it started out as a summertime pop-up in U-Village selling Korean beauty products curated by Yates’ expertise from trips to South Korea. As the longtime go-between and...

Patranya Plates: A YouTube passion project about food, culture, travel and adventure

Meet Patranya Bhoolsuwan: a storyteller, reporter and creator. Bhoolsuwan is the founder and star of Patranya Plates, a food and travel-centered YouTube channel. She originally started her YouTube channel as a way to collectively...

“Where Beauty Lies” at the Wing Luke Museum explores the ebbs and flows...

On October 10, 2019, The Wing Luke Museum of The Asian Pacific American Experience opened a new gallery exhibit called Where Beauty Lies. The name of the exhibit gets its origins from this poignant...

Meet the sibling chefs who are serving activism, food and art

Anyone up for ramen and tacos? Step into the farmers market booth of Brothers & Co., a locally owned small business that uses food and art as its creative mediums. Founded by two brothers,...

Hood Famous Cafe + Bar opens brick and mortar in Chinatown-International District

It is no secret that Hood Famous Bakeshop is famous for its delicious ube cheesecake, but as March 2019 rolls in, Hood Famous is revealing something entirely new: a brand new storefront right in...

Fortuna was not just a restaurant, but a place of family

When I first stepped into Fortuna Cafe I didn’t know the significance this special restaurant held in our Chinatown-International District. I didn’t know that the owners, May and Kut Liu, and May’s sister Maggie,...

Raised Doughnuts opens in the Central District, bringing Asian flavors to Seattle’s doughnut scene

It’s Saturday June 30th, the opening day for Raised Doughnuts, and the morning clouds have decided to swarm Seattle’s capricious sun. A line of fifty people trails out from the doorsteps of Raised Doughnuts's...

Tuesday Scarves showcases new line of tie-dye kimonos, scarves

If you open the door to Tuesday Scarves you’ll find owner and founder Rian Robinson crafting away at her windowfront work space. Her sewing machine resides in the right corner of the shop nestled...

Viet Cong: Activists react to band’s name change after protests

Since its formation, Preoccupations formerly used the name Viet Cong while ignoring outcries from the Vietnamese community and its allies. The band, for its use of the name, was criticized for being racist, soliciting trauma, and culturally appropriating the name of a Vietnamese communist militia.

Five ID facilities projects funded by ‘Building for Culture’ effort

Though both King County and 4Culture have been providers of arts and culture individually, there has never been funding of this proportion directed toward our county’s facilities. The proposal will help propel crucial projects that had been placed on hold just to uphold daily operations.