Strange Country

A Surreal Night at Seattle's First Music Venue to Reopen

I visited the Little Red Hen, the first music venue to reopen in the first big city to shut down.

05/28/2021 By Stefan Milne

'Thanks for Having Electricity'

Kenny Mayne’s SportsCenter Swan Song Was Very Seattle

Sue Bird, Marshawn Lynch, and Jamal Crawford all joined to wish the departing anchor well.

05/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

On View

Jeremy Bell Talks Peep Show: A Glimpse at Soul

The exhibition runs at ArtXchange Gallery through June.

05/25/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

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

05/20/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

People Love Us on Yelp

New Podcast Dear Elite Reviewer Is a Five-Star Commentary on Seattle Dining

The owner of Watson's Counter in Ballard kicks off a conversation about the power and perfidy of online restaurant reviews.

05/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Keeping Tracks

9 New Seattleish Albums to Guide You Through Spring

Some psych rock, some 1990s echoes, some new Sub Pop.

05/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Shrill’s Final Season Brings the Show to an Apt but Rushed Conclusion

The Hulu series's last episodes are now streaming.

05/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Lit

10 New Seattle Books to Read This Spring

Three texts take on Amazon, while Daniel James Brown follows up 'The Boys in the Boat.'

05/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Pioneer Square’s Martyr Sauce Has Grown into a Street Level Gallery

You can still step inside the underground art space, but now it has a candy-colored sibling: MS PAM.

05/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

For the Fungible

Kurt Cobain’s “The Last Session” Sale Signals the Stupidity of the Art NFT Market

On Monday, you can buy a digital version of film photographs. The bidding starts at $75,000.

04/30/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hey Watch This

A Big Seattle Movie Guide: What to Watch and What to Skip

Old, new, major, minor—here’s our city, and sometimes our state, on the screen.

04/28/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Festival Planner

Washington Festivals 2021: What's Happening and What's Not

Bumbershoot’s taking the year off, but Freakout should be back (along with Idaho's Treefort).

04/27/2021 By Stefan Milne

Legacies

The Paper Tigers Plays with Seattle's Martial Arts Lore

The new action comedy movie was shot in Chinatown–International District.

04/26/2021 By Stefan Milne

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Four Recap: Shota's Loose Center

Things get raw in an episode covertly sponsored by a swarm of bees.

04/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Buy the Book

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Back for 2021

The local seller celebration retains its book passport but is now both virtual and IRL, and runs for 10 days.

04/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

Spelling It Out

In Her New Book White Magic, Elissa Washuta Searches for Healing

The author’s new memoir fuses an array of sources into a dizzying, brilliant piece of writing.

04/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

Five Seconds of Fame

Viral “Cut” Videos on YouTube Star Our Seattle Friends and Neighbors

Some discuss politics; others discuss kink. Together they provide swift mosaics about how we profile each other.

04/19/2021 By Erin Wong

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle’s Record Stores

A rundown of where to go crate digging in a very musical city.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Productions

SIFF 2021: All the Northwest Connections Films, Reviewed

From bonkers ski jumps to competitive office filing—here the international is right at home.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Daisy Patton Talks Forgetting Is So Long

The painter takes discarded family photos and "sort of shocks them back into being."

04/13/2021 By Stefan Milne