Costs & Values

A New Survey Projects Up to $135 Million in Cultural Organization Losses

The updated figures from ArtsFund look at lost revenue in the 2020 fiscal year.

05/05/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

4 Seattle-ish Albums to Listen to This Spring

Car Seat Headrest, Perfume Genius, Tomo Nakayama, Shabazz Palaces. This is what 2020 sounds like.

04/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

How to Honor Earth Day’s 50th without Going Outside

Planet Earth is so 4/20. Here's how to virtually celebrate this week's other holiday.

04/21/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Review

Subduction Is a Novel of Deep Cultural Frictions

Kristen Millares Young’s debut follows an anthropologist’s studies on the Makah Indian Reservation.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Squad Goals

Why the Sounders’ Global Roster Embraces Seattle

The team's bevy of international players have found plenty of reason to feel at home in this city of transplants.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

Agent Cooped Up

Twin Peaks Is 30 and Kyle MacLachlan Is Hosting a Streaming Party

The Yakima native will live-tweet the pilot and then take to Instagram for a Q&A.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dancing With Myself

How Seattle Copes: Tomo Nakayama Is Releasing a Dance Album

The local folk musician's new electropop album sounds made for a dance floor, even as its lyrics speak eerily to the moment.

04/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Costs & Values

The Fight to Fund Seattle's Arts

The economic losses are immense. Relief is cropping up. But is it enough?

04/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Interview

Jon Mooallem's New Book about an Alaskan Earthquake Can Offer Hope

The Bainbridge author's 'This Is Chance!' tells the story of a big quake—and a radio broadcaster who met its challenge.

04/01/2020 By Stefan Milne

Binge-Worthy

Stream These 21 Shows and Movies with Seattle Connections

Been in your house so long you forget what the city looks like? These local-ish stories will remind you.

04/01/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Essay

Coronavirus and the Struggle to Live Virtually

From streaming concerts to breaking quarantines, we're reckoning with our inability to encounter people in the real world.

03/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Statements

A New Survey Shows Coronavirus's 'Staggering and Immediate Impact on the Arts'

Eighty-five Puget Sound organizations responded to the survey from local nonprofit ArtsFund.

03/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Sporting Life

5 Classic Seattle Sports Games You Can Watch on YouTube Right Now

Because you can only consume so much marble racing.

03/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Game On

Fighting Boredom During Coronavirus Quarantine

Here are some local video game, board game, and movie recommendations to keep you entertained indoors.

03/18/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

An alphabetized list of books—recent releases, stone-cold classics—from Washingtonians past and present.

03/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Digital Arts

Artist Home Is Running a 12-Hour Online Concert Series

Songs of Hope and Healing will include hourly performance videos from artists affected by the shutdowns. It starts at 10am on March 17.

03/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Longreads and Chill

A Seattle Met Longform List for Coronavirus Quarantine

This is a long quarantine for someone with nothing to read about. Here are five stories to get you through the social distancing doldrums.

03/13/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Quarantine State of Mind

Seattle's Artists Are in Trouble

Venues and organizations large and small are in a bad way because of coronavirus. But we can help.

03/12/2020 By Stefan Milne