WHAT'S RINGING RACHEL'S 'BELLE'?

Rachel Belle

Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Alain Uy and Ron Yuan (from left) star in "The Paper Tigers," opening in the...
Rachel Belle

Seattle filmmaker says Hollywood wouldn’t make his film unless he replaced his POC cast with white actors

Seattle filmmaker Bao Tran funded his film "The Paper Tigers" through Kickstarter instead of going the Hollywood route, refusing to whitewash his Asian and African American cast.
6 months ago
Mercury retrograde...
Rachel Belle

Why Seattle entrepreneurs are incorporating Mercury retrograde into their businesses

There are three, three-week Mercury retrograde periods each year, and astrologers believe that communication and technology often goes awry.
6 months ago
NFTs, NFT...
Rachel Belle

NFTs are great for artists, bad for the environment

Artists are using NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) to upload digital art to a blockchain and sell it in a digital marketplace. Artists and professors unravel what that means.
6 months ago
Netflix...
Rachel Belle

Netflix co-creator shares entrepreneurial wisdom: ‘The best time is now’

A serial entrepreneur, Marc Randolph has heard 'That will never work' countless times. So that's what he named his new podcast.
7 months ago
vanlife...
Rachel Belle

With #vanlife travel exploding, finding a van for summer is nearly impossible

With flights and cruises cancelled, Americans have taken to the road in luxury vans with kitchens and comfy beds. Vans, smaller than RVs, allow for off-the-grid camping. 
7 months ago
exercise...
Rachel Belle

New book explains why humans evolved to hate exercise and love sweets

Daniel Lieberman studies physical activity and exercise in primitive farming and hunter-gatherer populations to answer questions like, "is sitting the new smoking?"
7 months ago
siemny kim...
Rachel Belle

KIRO 7 TV anchor says she had to change her Cambodian name to get hired

In the wake of discrimination against Asian Americans, KIRO 7's Siemny Kim shared that she had to change her last name to get hired. Ohio's Adora Namigadde was also asked to change her name at her first job.
7 months ago
restaurant, chinatown...
Rachel Belle

America’s Chinatowns need our help before we lose a big piece of immigrant history

Chinatowns across North America started losing significant business in January of 2020, before the shutdown, due to xenophobia.
7 months ago
no email, inbox...
Rachel Belle

New book ‘A World Without Email’ challenges companies to ditch the inbox

Author Cal Newport says constantly checking our email inbox at work results in low productivity and anxiety. Our brains weren't meant to multitask so much.
7 months ago
julia quinn, bridgerton...
Rachel Belle

Netflix’s popular ‘Bridgerton’ is written by local bestselling romance novelist Julia Quinn

Seattle's Julia Quinn, a bestselling romance novelist, talks to Rachel Belle about why romance novels are often mocked, and about her love of pho.
7 months ago
Yonder Bar Cider, land use rules...
Rachel Belle

Yonder Cider allowed to reopen while it awaits crucial Seattle council vote on garage businesses

Greenwood's Yonder Bar has been allowed to reopen, while awaiting a vote from city council on a bill that would loosen land rules.
8 months ago
Black owned business, queencare...
Rachel Belle

Seattle’s QueenCare is teaching young Black women how to be entrepreneurs

When you spend money on skin products at QueenCare, you're helping to fund its nonprofit, the Life Enrichment Group, that mentors young Black women.
8 months ago
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Rachel Belle

Celebrating 100 episodes of ‘Your Last Meal’ with three 100-year-old women

For the 100th episode of Rachel Belle's James Beard Award nominated podcast, 'Your Last Meal,' she interviewed three 100-year-old Seattle area women about life, food and last meals.
8 months ago
Black Restaurant Week, Altha's Cajun Spices...
Rachel Belle

Black Restaurant Week in PNW encourages support of local, Black-owned restaurants

Black Restaurant Week brings focus to local Black-owned restaurants, and encourages people to get out and support struggling small businesses.
8 months ago
Yonder Cider, land use rules...
Rachel Belle

Beloved Yonder Cider shutting down after one Seattle neighbor complains

Yonder Cider sold cans and growlers from a garage on a residential street for the past seven months. But one community member's complaints are shutting it down.
9 months ago
love pandemic...
Rachel Belle

How to fall in love during a pandemic: Two Seattle love stories

Two Seattle couples share their pandemic love stories: "It's just such a stark contrast to everything that was happening last year, to find someone who I fell so in love with and feel so connected to."
9 months ago
single, pandemic, Nicole Hardy...
Rachel Belle

‘Skin hunger’ has single, solo dwellers seeking out human touch during the pandemic

Seattle writer Nicole Hardy talks about her experience trying to safely date during the pandemic and living alone in isolation while single.
9 months ago
Loop, reusable packaging...
Rachel Belle

Big brands like Burger King and Tide are switching to reusable packaging

Right now, store shelves are full of single-use plastics. But what if bottles of laundry detergent and cartons of ice cream were used over and over again?
9 months ago
romance novel...
Rachel Belle

This Valentine’s Day, be a character in your very own romance novel

Give YourNovel a few details about your life and appearance, and they create a custom romance novel where you and your love are the stars.
9 months ago
coffee, COVID smell taste...
Rachel Belle

To a COVID patient, coffee might smell like gasoline or feces

A common symptom of COVID-19 is losing smell and taste, but some have reported experiencing parosmia as well, when a thing smells different than it should.
9 months ago
Ben & Jerry...
Rachel Belle

Ben & Jerry have been mixing ice cream with activism for decades

In 2020, a lot of companies were vocal about social justice for the first time. Ice cream entrepreneurs, Ben & Jerry have been outspoken for decades.
9 months ago
Christmas tree, eat...
Rachel Belle

Don’t toss your Christmas tree — you can eat it!

Don't toss your Christmas tree out on the curb just yet -- you can eat it! "How To Cook Your Christmas Tree" offers 30 recipes, from pickles to ice cream.
10 months ago
Little Free Art Gallery...
Rachel Belle

Take a piece, leave a piece at Seattle’s first Little Free Art Gallery

A Seattle artist took the idea of the Little Free Library and created a tiny art gallery, where people are encouraged to leave or take small pieces of art.
10 months ago
caste system...
Rachel Belle

Discriminatory caste system has followed Indian immigrants to American tech jobs

Dalits, the lowest members of India's hierarchical caste system, say they are bullied and denied jobs and raises by higher caste members working as managers at American tech companies.
10 months ago
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