Culture Fix

What to Do in Seattle This Week

Three film festival lineups, Cheryl Strayed hops on with Elliot Bay Books, and Kim Wyman tunes into KUOW.

03/05/2021 By Seattle Met Staff and Erin Wong

Hear Here

5 New Seattle Albums to Check Out

Seattle's released some excellent music already this year, whether you need a riffing rap LP or a cello-backed rendition of a 400-year-old folk song.

03/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Stardust

Yes, Seattle Celebrities Have Taken to Cameo

The video platform even started with a former Seahawk.

03/02/2021 By Erin Wong

Explainer

Everything You Need to Know About the Mariners’ Kevin Mather Debacle

How and why the words of the former president and CEO upended the organization.

02/24/2021 By Carli Ricker

Revision Process

The Push for Racial Equity at Hugo House, Explained

The writing center's executive director has resigned, but systemic problems aren't solved.

02/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

City Series

Need to Binge-Watch? These 15 Shows Have Seattle Connections

From alternate futures to first responders to Mr. Crane himself.

02/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

TV Review

Netflix’s Firefly Lane Tells a Needlessly Tangled Friendship Story

The 10-episode season is set in Seattle and stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke.

02/15/2021 By Karen Reyes

BEST DAY OF THE YEAR

8 Seattleites We'd Love to Hang Out with on Galentine's Day

Valentine's Day who?

02/12/2021 By Carli Ricker and Seattle Met Staff

Culture Fix

What to Do for Lunar New Year in Seattle

From lion dances to craft brew to shaolin kung fu.

02/12/2021 By Erin Wong

Vital Signs

Big Events Are Scheduling Seattle Dates Again—Including 6 Weeks of Hamilton

Theaters like the Paramount and Climate Pledge Arena are setting performance dates. Yes, it still sounds terrifying.

02/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

Honey I Shrunk the Klimt

The Outsize Pleasures of Seattle’s Tiny Art

The city now sports a miniature art gallery and a miniature museum.

02/09/2021 By Stefan Milne

The Sound

Rainier Avenue Radio Celebrates Black History Month

This independent radio station is run by its community for the community.

02/05/2021 By Karen Reyes

On View

Anastacia-Reneé’s Frye Show Is a Blistering Look at Gentrification

'(Don’t Be Absurd) Alice In Parts' opens at the museum later this month.

02/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Just Let Me Know

Does Hollywood Think Seattle Is Sexy?

Why is a city famously bad for dating most associated with romance movies?

02/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hey Watch This

How Sheila Houlahan Went from Local Opera to a Role in The Little Things

The Denzel Washington-starring movie premieres on HBO Max this week.

01/26/2021 By Stefan Milne

Future Scenes

Streaming Series Bazzooka Follows Black Punks in a Dystopian Seattle

Directed by Danny Denial, the show stars a host of local musicians, including Eva Walker of the Black Tones.

01/22/2021 By Stefan Milne

Yo-Home

Seattle’s Maritime Music Scene Welcomes Sea Shanty TikTok

Even the viral trend of “electro shanty” music isn’t divorced from the tradition’s spirit of community.

01/21/2021 By Karen Reyes

Cookbook Review

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food Presents an Easy, Compelling Route to Plant-Based Cooking

Local writer Hsiao-Ching Chou’s new cookbook is an exercise in exceptional approachability.

01/19/2021 By Stefan Milne

Storied City

Seattle's Blue Moon Tavern and the Fight for Historical Buildings

The University District dive, featured in a new PBS show, turns 87 this year. Can it persist as a piece of living history?

01/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Reading the Comments

Bean Dad, Ken Jennings, and the Limits of Blaming a Platform

The 'Jeopardy!' star and his podcast cohost, John Roderick, found themselves at the center of a Twitter whirlwind this weekend.

01/05/2021 By Stefan Milne