Deputy Editor

Matthew Halverson edits Seattle Met’s award-winning Mudroom department, oversees its arts coverage, writes the Quote Unquote department and narrative features, and writes and edits service features.

Matthew joined the magazine as a senior editor in 2008 after a three-year stint as the executive editor of St. Louis magazine. Since then, his writing has earned eight Society of Professional Journalist awards and has been a finalist for three City and Regional Magazine awards, including his essay on shopping for a house while navigating a divorce (“This Must Be the Place”). In 2014, Mudroom won the CRMA award for best magazine department.

Seattle is home now, but Matthew’s heart will always be in the Midwest, where he grew up and eventually earned a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When he’s not in the office, he’s working around his house in West Seattle and building spaceships out of Legos with his son. And despite his title, no, he doesn’t wear a badge.

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The Sporting Life

The Man Behind the Mask

Why it’s good that we never really knew Marshawn Lynch.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/08/2016

The Sporting Life

10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl Even Though the Hawks Aren't Playing

Stop crying into your 12th Man flag and turn on the TV.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/04/2016

Feature

A Son Rises in the West

Twenty years ago a Seattle boy moved to Nepal after being recognized as the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan lama. The public’s reaction to his mother’s decision to let him go says as much about our understanding of parenting as it does about Buddhism.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/02/2016

Quote Unquote

Canopy Cat Rescue Is Here to Save the Day

Assuming you’re a cat and you’re stuck in a tree, Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are your best friends.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/25/2016

Music

Macklemore Will Release a New Album with Ryan Lewis February 26

It's called 'This Unruly Mess I've Made.'

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/15/2016

Cinema

Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Doesn't Want to Conquer Hollywood

But with documentaries like ‘Body Team 12,’ it does want to change the world.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/14/2016

Idol Chatter

American Idol’s Most Memorable Seattle Contestants

As the singing competition begins its 15th and final season in January, we look back.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/05/2016

Quote Unquote

Anna Ivarra Will Roll Right Over You

Ivarra—aka Punkin’ Pie—and the Rat City Rollergirls start their new season this January.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/28/2015

Year in Review

Shameless in Seattle

The year bunnies attacked, a white woman pretended to be black, and a ton of stuff fell off trucks.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/08/2015

Guilt Trip

Can Warning Labels on Gas Pumps Change Our Earth-Destroying Ways?

City Council member Mike O’Brien thinks so.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/07/2015

Quote Unquote

Is There a More Influential Seattle DJ Than John Richards?

The KEXP vet reflects on nearly two decades of music discovery—and gears up for the station’s new studio.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/03/2015

Quote Unquote

Hookah Lounge Owner Nebil Mohammed Won’t Give Up

He’ll continue to create community, Despite mayor Ed Murray’s vow to shut down Seattle’s hookah lounges.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 11/02/2015

Feature

Thicker Than Water

When a charter boat sunk in the Caribbean and spilled Dan and Kate Suski into the sea, the brother and sister’s bond would become the difference between life and death.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 10/28/2015

The Grand Ludicrous Hotel

Donald Trump Almost Built a Hotel in Seattle

And it would have been the tallest building in the city.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/29/2015

Quote Unquote

Meris Mullaley Is Ready for GeekGirlCon

A cosplayer gears up for Seattle’s celebration of girl nerddom.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/29/2015

Explainer

Edith Macefield’s House Is Moving to Orcas Island

After years of sitting in limbo, the abandoned Ballard home finally may be on the move.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/29/2015

Oral History

Crazy Freaking Castoffs

The untold story of the Mariners' 1995 run, the season that saved Seattle baseball.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/23/2015

Explainer

Inside Seattle’s Universal Pre-K Plan

What you need to know before shipping your toddlers off to this publicly funded program.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/01/2015

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

A Miller, a Madame, and the Birth of Seattle

It’s kind of a cute story.

  • By Joseph Laney and Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/20/2015
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