Laila's Recent Stories
Arts May 03War and sexuality overlap in Egyptian-American playwright’s work
Weaving themes of war, betrayal and sexuality, Yussef El Guindi's latest play addresses the current atmosphere of mutual distrust between America and Arab countries.
Arts Oct 13Why designers in Havana, Seattle and Tehran are ‘more alike than different’
Artists in Seattle, Havana and Tehran are "more alike than different." That's the premise for a new show displaying the work of graphic designers in all three cities.
Arts Mar 24When music is medicine for kids coping with cancer
Amongst the smells of medicine and sounds of hospital equipment, four year old Allistaire escapes to a sense of normalcy, playing with instruments and enjoying music just as she does at home.
Arts Oct 28Bringing South Asian stories to Seattle’s screens
When Rita Meher screened her first short film, she had no idea that it would lead to a career devoted to bringing South Asian stories to the Pacific Northwest.
Arts Jul 08With knives and hammers, Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women
Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Her work is a reflection of her…