Dear White People review

Dear White People: Why I still watch every movie about black people

I left "Dear White People" feeling sad because it’s 2014 and I am still excited to see a movie about black people.

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Categories: Arts & Culture, Columnists, Film

A beachside building in Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands. (Photo by Mrlins from Flickr)

US citizenship just out of reach, Marshall Islanders fight for food aid

Hailing from a tiny island nation ravaged by American nuclear testing, a growing population of Marshall islanders are struggling to make a home here without access to citizenship.

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Categories: Aid and Development, Columnists

(Photo by Kseniya Sovenko)

Ukrainian transplants find unity in crisis

In the face of Russian aggression, local Ukrainians are embracing their heritage.

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Categories: Conflict, Featured, Perspectives, Politics

(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

Don’t tease the bear: Why we Russians love Putin more than ever

(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

Vladimir Putin has been making plenty of headlines since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last November — and never in a good light.

Whenever a new crisis hits the news, from the Malaysia plane crash, to street battles in Odessa, to the controversial aid convoy this summer, it’s cited as another example of Russian aggression masterminded by Putin.

And with President Obama’s UN speech last month where he he ranked Russia among the top threats to world peace, it’s starting to sound a lot like the Cold War era all over again.

After watching Russian friends and families tear each other apart on social media all winter, and hearing conflicting news stories coming out of Ukraine and Crimea, I was dying to find out for myself what’s really going on.

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Categories: Conflict, Featured, Perspectives, Politics

SUSI students visited The Seattle Times newsroom. (Photo by Jessica Partnow)

Twitter chat on immigration, feminism and Subway sandwiches in South Asia

Join this live chat at 8am Pacific Time/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday October 30th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #susi2014.

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Categories: Immigration, Perspectives, SUSI 2014

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