Arts & Culture

Seattle in the Movies

Why Does Where'd You Go, Bernadette Hate Seattle?

The film version of Maria Semple's blockbuster novel misses its chance to truly skewer the Emerald City.

12/28/2021 By Allison Williams

Year in Review

The Seattle Sports Moments to Remember (and Forget) from 2021

A year in review for the Seattle Mariners, Kraken, Seahawks, Storm, Sounders, Reign, and, yes, even the Sonics.

12/27/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle in the Movies

Is Singles the Ultimate Seattle Movie?

Much of what the Cameron Crowe classic starring Matt Dillon and Kyra Sedgwick says about our city still holds true.

12/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Merry and Bright

How a Christmas Song with Washington Roots Changed America

Eighty years ago this week, Spokane native Bing Crosby debuted the world’s most popular Christmas song. And pretty much nobody noticed.

12/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

In the Spotlight

The Performing Arts Stage a Comeback This Winter Season

Plays, the symphony, opera–the performing arts are staging an in-person comeback this winter, with productions by Seattle Theater Group, Intiman and more.

12/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

ON THE ROCKS

The Kraken Community Iceplex Is Learning How to Nightlife

Despite 32 Bar and Grill’s bumpy opening, it’s still the most fun thing to do in Seattle after 9pm.

12/14/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Snow Holds Barred

Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit (However Reluctantly)

What to do in Seattle this holiday season, from The Nutcracker to Christmas theater productions and Winterfest at Seattle Center.

12/13/2021 By Malia Alexander

Power Players

Seattle's Famous, and Not-So-Famous, Philanthropists

The donations of Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott, and Jeff Bezos are scrutinized around the world. Can you name other rich Seattleites?

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

10 of Seattle's Most Influential Thinkers

Ijeoma Oluo, Robin DiAngelo, and Kate Starbird are among the academics, authors, and activists who shift our ideas.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy and Sophie Grossman

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Arts

From Brandi Carlile to Don Mee Choi and Marco Collins, this city is shaped by many an author, artist, musician, and record producer.

12/09/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Hello, you

Dylan Arnold of You on His Start at Bainbridge Performing Arts

The actor, who plays Theo on the Netflix hit TV show, speaks about his Seattle roots and our culture's love of crime stories.

12/08/2021 By Malia Alexander

Farewell to 2021

Events to Ring in the New Year

What to do on New Year's, from a 1920s-themed Gatsby party to MoPop's Indulgence or some relaxing yoga.

12/06/2021 By Malia Alexander

Nudge Nudge

I Let a Lifestyle App Run My Life for Two Weeks

A social event planning and lifestyle app serving major cities including Seattle proves well-designed and engaging but unaffordable.

12/03/2021 By Sophie Grossman

In a While, Crocodile

The Crocodile Returns with a Comedy Venue and Hotel

The Hotel Crocodile, Madame Lou's, the Society and the Here-After round out new additions to the Seattle club, which will also serve late-night street food

12/02/2021 By Sophie Grossman

It's Lit

Where to See Holiday Lights in Seattle

Lights at Point Defiance and Woodland Park, elaborate displays in Redmond, Des Moines, and Leavenworth—bask in the Seattle area's Christmas glow.

11/29/2021 By Malia Alexander

Holiday Spirit

Christmas Tree Farms Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Pfaff's Old Time Farm in Auburn, there's no shortage of places to pick out a Christmas tree in Western Washington.

11/26/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Bandwagon, ho

A Seattleite's Guide to Being a Gonzaga Men's Basketball Fan

Turns out Washington has the best men's college basketball team in the nation. Here's what you need to know, from Drew Timme to sports bars in Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Literary Gates-Keeping

Here’s What Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Year

Nonfiction reads and novels, from Walter Isaacson to Kazuo Ishiguro, to gift and get you through the holidays, courtesy one Seattle billionaire.

11/22/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Hoops Heartache

Are the Sonics Really Coming Back This Time?

Recent comments by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and new ones from mayor Jenny Durkan, should give Seattle hope about the return of the Sonics.

11/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tickets to Ride

A New Book Goes Deep on Ski Bums

Seattle writer Heather Hansman set out to chronicle the unique milieu of American skiers and snowboarders

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams