Yoga instructor Sweta Saraogi shows one of her moves in the yoga studio she teaches out of in her condo in Seattle. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

The Seattle yoga scene’s diversity problem

"That’s the face of yoga: a thin, white, blonde American teacher who can do crazy pretzel moves and pass for a super model.”

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Categories: Arts & Culture, Columnists, Featured, Religion, Sports

ISIS Insurgents

Why you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about ISIS

Back from Baghdad, veteran foreign correspondent Jonathan Landay has the real story about the Islamic State.

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Categories: Conflict, Politics

"Hamdan," a 36-year-old former FSA fighter who now lives in a Jordanian refugee camp, plans to return to Syria to rejoin rebel ranks this month. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

Once united against Assad, Syrians now split by ISIS

As Americans obsess about ISIS gains, Syrian rebels say we’re neglecting the real threat.

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Categories: Conflict, Featured, Politics

Reham Hamoui holds up a photo of her and her siblings before the family fled Syria when she was seven. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

Syrian American dissidents scramble to save their country

After 20 years in Seattle, civil war brings young a Syrian woman closer to home.

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Categories: Conflict, Featured, Politics

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Pop-art from post-tsunami Japan comes to SAAM

The Japanese artist Mr. brings his first solo museum exhibition in the United States , a series titled “Live On,” to the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) beginning Friday Nov. 22nd.

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Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured Event

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