The Sporting Life

EXCLUSIVE: Unedited First Draft of Chris Hansen's Arena Letter

Read the *totally real and in no way made up* letter declaring his true feelings about privately financing a new home for the Sonics.

9:48am By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

5 Things to Know Heading into the Seattle Sounders' Playoff Run

After a disastrous start to the season, the red hot Sounders seek their first MLS Cup.

10/25/2016 By Jack Russillo

Get Lit

Seattle Lit Crawl 2016 Guide

The fifth-annual bar crawl with books promises an expanded lineup featuring a little something for everyone.

10/25/2016 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: November 2016

Figure out what’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld at the Paramount, finally see Soundgarden–Pearl Jam supergroup Temple of the Dog play live, and watch Seattle Rep stage a modern royal satire.

10/25/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: October 24–30

Timothy Egan brings his award-winning nonfiction to Benaroya Hall, Northwest Film Forum screens entertaining political shorts, and local acts imitate classic rock bands for Come As You Aren't.

10/24/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

Sound Off

Make Batman Fun Again

The case for reshooting ‘Justice League’ with a livelier (and locally connected) Batman.

10/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Photo Essay

The City Is a Canvas: Seattle's New Public Art Makeover

As Seattle grows, artists and teenagers keep its colorful spirit alive, one painted mural at a time.

10/20/2016 Photography by Will Austin By Seth Sommerfeld

Video Games

Get Ready for the New Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo's portable next generation console arrives in March 2017.

10/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 20–23

SAM displays the style of Yves Saint Laurent, Carole King's songs make for a delightful jukebox musical, and the Sounders make one final playoff push.

10/20/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Hope Solo

Keep doing you, girl.


TV Recap

An Introduction to 'Real World Seattle: Bad Blood'

*Sigh* Let's start getting real...

10/19/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

5 Reasons Why UW Husky Football Is the Real Deal

A quick guide for those just jumping on the undefeated team's bandwagon.

10/19/2016 By Jack Russillo

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: October 17–23

KEXP hosts its first record fair, Stephen Tobolowsky brings his storytelling podcast to Town Hall, and Flock of Dimes migrates to Barboza.

10/17/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

Quote Unquote

“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 13–16

Bryan Cranston chats with Sherman Alexie, Hannibal Buress unleashes his punchlines at the Paramount, and Hansel and Gretel get operatic.

10/13/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sam Akina and Jules Jones

How a pair of Seattle screenwriters became a Polish sensation with their hit romantic comedy 'Planet Single.'

10/12/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Coldplay Schedules CenturyLink Field Concert

The band brings its cavalcade of pop rock hits to Seattle in September 2017.

10/11/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Death Cab for Cutie Releases a New Anti-Trump Track

The Seattle group indie rock mocks the GOP nominee with a music video for "Million Dollar Loan."

10/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: October 10–16

Icelandic bands team up with locals for Reykjavik Calling, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival rebrands as Twist, and Charles Burns returns with his latest dark comics collection.

10/10/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder