Assistant Editor (Arts)

Seth Sommerfeld runs the arts department at Seattle Met, crafting the magazine's On the Town section, editing the Culture Fiend blog, and contributing to reader service features such as “The Ultimate Seahawks Guide” and the front-of-the-book department, Mudroom.

Seth has written about music and culture for Rolling Stone, Spin, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Charleston Post and Courier, Syracuse Post-Standard, and Billings Gazette. He also extensively covered the NBA Draft for years for Fox Sports and NBADraft.net, and was published as part of Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology.

Originally from Billings, Montana, Seth first lived in Washington while earning an undergraduate degree in journalism and broadcasting at Gonzaga University. He followed up those studies at Syracuse University, where he earned a master’s degree in arts journalism.

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Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Frye Art Museum's Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker

The departing director of the Frye discusses her tenure and the state of art in Seattle.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/27/2016

Met Picks

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

Nick Offerman takes us inside his wood shop, Mario Batali whets our appetites, and Nosferatu delivers Halloween frights.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/27/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: September 26–October 2

Noted Indian authors head to Asian Art Museum, puppets misbehave at Market Theater, and BrickCon brings Lego masterpieces to Seattle Center.

  • By Jane Kidder and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/26/2016

Seattle Sound

Ranking the Songs of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

A look back at the classic grunge album as it turns 25.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/24/2016

Sound Off

Hey, Let’s Stop Rooting for the Thunder to Fail

It's not a good look.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/21/2016

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Comedian Quincy Jones

The Seattle native hasn't let a terminal cancer diagnosis stifle the laughs or stop him having a career year.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/20/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: September 19–25

The Moondoggies marks a decade of rocking, Local Sightings premiers a variety of Northwest films, and Velocity Dance puts its best feet forward to start a new season.

  • By Jane Kidder and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/19/2016

Theater Review

The Hollow Core of 'Bad Apples'

ACT Theatre's new rock musical about the Abu Ghraib torture scandal misguidedly ignores the horrors in the name of love.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/16/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with SketchFest's Randall Cleveland

The festival's new artistic director discusses "Comedy Christmas" and why the Seattle's sketch scene is "the quietest explosion you’ve never seen."

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/13/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: September 12–18

CenturyLink Field hosts the Adult Swim Drive-In and a 'Frozen' sing-along, and the Seattle Mini Maker Faire brings creative tinkerers to EMP.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/12/2016

Points of Reference

How Jon Stewart, 'Beakman's World,' and 'BoJack Horseman' Shaped 'Adam Ruins Everything'

Adam Conover discusses the pop culture influences on his comedic fact-checking truTV show before its live tour stops in Seattle.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/09/2016

Dance

Tools of the Trade: Madboots' Blue Rose Petals

Thousands of flowers bring the New York collective's piece in the Whim W'Him Choregoraphic Shindig to life.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/08/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Courtney Marie Andrews

The singer-songwriter discusses the atypical path that led her to 'Honest Life.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/07/2016

Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2016: Nothing's In the Right Place

The highs and lows of this year's Labor Day weekend festivities at Seattle Center.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/07/2016

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2016 Photo Recap

The sights of another arts-filled Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/06/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: September 6–11

Luke Burbank returns to Seattle with 'Live Wire,' Davidson Galleries introduces new printmakers, Cinerama kicks off its 70mm Film Festival.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/06/2016

Fall Arts!

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Fall 2016

A season’s worth of must-see events for every personality type.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/04/2016

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Sunday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/01/2016

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: September 2016

This month, Pioneer Square plays host faux wooden bodies, a killer group show, and horses.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/31/2016

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Saturday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/31/2016
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