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Smoke & Pickles Tells a Story of Life, Food, and Graffiti

What do food and graffiti have in common? Nothing, you might think, until you read Smoke & Pickles, by Edward Lee, a chef who compares the impermanence of a meal to the impermanence of...

Bellevue Arts Museum: Of Cats and Money

It’s hard to take cats seriously. With the proliferation of LOLcats, pictures on the web of cats with silly captions, and satirical books such as the Oatmeal’s bestselling “How to Tell If Your Cat...

Wing Luke’s “Workroom to Runway” Gives Colorful Insight Into the Asian American Fashion Industry

Photo caption: Maiden Noir is a menswear line with roots in the Northwest. Shown here is a summit down parka, with a big camo service shirt jacket, and a plaid flannel shirt, a classic...

The Cultural Gap Narrows in Vietnam

Several days before Christmas, my husband and I traveled to Vietnam to take part in a wedding. My husband’s cousin Jan (pronounced with a silent J), a lawyer from Berlin who’d been living in...