Plate of Nations: South Seattle’s Global Buffet

by Staff Writer

A breakfast of fit fit  from Ethiopia, a lunch of Nem Cuon from Vietnam, topped of with an evening  dinner of scrumptious carnitas from Mexico leaving your belly on the brink of bursting. Normally such a reality would require either a king’s ransom worth of frequent flyer miles or a vomit inducing fortune which allowed such cavalier continent hopping. Fortunately South End residents haven’t found it necessary to step foot outside of their domain over the past week in order to be treated to a global buffet as Plate of Nations kicked off last week. Continue reading Plate of Nations: South Seattle’s Global Buffet

Yesler Terrace Demolition a Sad End To City’s Legacy of Public Housing

by John V Fox and Carolee Colter (Reprinted with permission from March Edition of Pacific Publishing Newspapers)

If you haven’t driven by Yesler Terrace lately, you should. Nearly $300 million of your tax dollars are being invested in a complete makeover of this 28-acre, 560-unit public housing project owned by Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). Continue reading Yesler Terrace Demolition a Sad End To City’s Legacy of Public Housing

This Weekend In South Seattle: Backstreet Bazaars, Easter Egg Hunts and The Youth Speak

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, April 3rd

Movies: Opening of Furious 7Details: Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan – Showings: 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue Suth, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Backstreet Bazaars, Easter Egg Hunts and The Youth Speak

The Luminous Photography of Shawnee Tucker

by Catherine Petru

I was listening to an interview with the luminous Mary Oliver yesterday in which she recommends all writers write without a computer. I was inspired to compose this piece by hand , but was then told my writing was in fact tough to decipher. So I have typed up my handwritten interview of the simply lovely Shawnee Tucker for your convenience. You’re welcome!

Photograph by Shawnee Tucker.
Photograph by Shawnee Tucker.

Shawnee’s (shaw-KNEE) show on April 5th at the Collaboratory’s Backstreet Bazaar is called “After the Storm.” In our hour at Miro Tea way up in Ballard, I became a diehard advocate of Ms. Tucker’s. Girlfriend weathered a storm.

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Review: Black Is The Color Of My Voice

by Lola Peters

A long, coffin-shaped, red-fabric draped box sits center stage at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute’s Theater. A pillow atop the stage-right end of the box indicates it might be a bed. An area rug extends from beneath the bed in all directions. Immediately stage center right of the bed, and at a slight angle facing toward it, is a farmhouse-style wooden chair. A framed, black and white photograph of a man in a suit and hat stands on the seat of the chair. Continue reading Review: Black Is The Color Of My Voice

New South Precinct Captain’s Letter to the Community

Captain Mike Washburn, who will officially take over as head of the South Precinct on April 8th, wished to introduce himself to the South Seattle community via this open letter.

Dear South Seattle Community,

I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself prior to taking over the South Precinct on April 8th.  I am thrilled about returning to my home precinct where I began my career 29 years ago. Continue reading New South Precinct Captain’s Letter to the Community

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