Category Archives: Culture

Uncovering Tacoma’s Nikkei Past: The Japanese Language School Memorial

We are gathering to celebrate the installation of a community memorial to Tacoma’s Nihongo gakko, the Japanese Language School. But some of us may also be grieving the Tacoma with a thriving Nihonmachi. Some of us may grieve the loss of the Tacoma that once was, and even the Tacoma that could have been.

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at the Star, a happy holiday to you.

State of the Commons

The state of the commons report, courtesy of Creative Commons.

The Seattle Seven

Once upon a time, Seattle was a shadow of Chicago. In the latest excerpt from his book-in-progress, Jeff Stevens tells the story of how the Chicago Seven begat the Seattle Seven.

Adventures in Online Dating

A guide to online toads, courtesy of Dani Bissonnette.

Inside the green schools revolution

How can we design better, "living" classrooms, places that will not only improve the lives of teachers and students, but also have less of an impact on the environment? Bryn Nelson goes back to school to find out.

November 13, 1973: Shelly’s Leg

Jeff Stevens brings you the story of the legendary Shelly's Leg, Seattle's first discotheque and first openly gay nightclub -- and a crucial part of countercultural Seattle history.

Free Stuff for Veterans on Remembrance Day

You've served us all. Now we return the favor. Free food, entertainment and services around the Puget Sound area.

It’s Not Just About History: Visiting the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

It’s hard to describe the shock of recognition when sepia history meets full-color present, when they can align so precisely. That’s one of the many gifts that the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial gives to its visitors.

“Jim Crow All Over Again” : In Advance of Election Day, Voting Restrictions Loom

The real reason for the voter ID laws is to lower turnout, to hold onto power by keeping those who in opposition from exercising their solemn right. Deirdre Fulton reports.