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The Present Is Female

The 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle

These are the women shaping Seattle, the region, and beyond.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

Shipping Out

A Seattleite’s Guide to Cruise Ships

More than 200 cruises will depart Seattle this year. Pick a ship, pack your best leisure wear, and find adventure at every port of call.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Algorithm Nation

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Just as Biased as Humans

A growing group of data scientists is grappling with what’s fair—and how to fix it.

01/25/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: February 2018

PNB returns to ‘Swan Lake,’ Seattle Symphony feels the whimsy with ‘La La Land,’ and artist Humaira Abid puts taboo on display.

02/01/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

Meet Courtney Sheehan, Cinema Nerd Turned Administrative Mastermind

The Northwest Film Forum is in good hands with Sheehan at the helm.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

Two WNBA Championships. Four Olympic Gold Medals. Yup—Sue Bird Is a Baller.

Oh, and she’s also the WNBA’s all-time assist leader.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

4 Books by Seattle Women to Read Right Now

A few of our recent favorites that deserve a spot on your Goodreads queue.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Theater

Hamilton Gets His Shot in Seattle

With the Broadway sensation debuting in Seattle this month, lead Joseph Morales talks inheriting the iconic role originated by Lin-­Manuel Miranda.

01/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Shady in Seattle

The Final Installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Hits Theaters This Month

Time to toast Seattle’s most surprising cultural cameo.

01/25/2018 By Darren Davis

Eat & Drink

Critic's Picks

20 Date-Night Dining Destinations

Places to woo soul mates and Tinder matches alike.

02/06/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Critic's Picks

What We're Eating Now: February 2018

This month’s favorites: slices of towering layer cake, a melee of flavors from a vegan grain bowl, and a dram of bourbon.

02/01/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Sole Providers

3 Super-Specialty Cafes That Are Worth the Drive

There’s a certain charm to places that pick one thing—bundt cake, root beer, musubi—and take it to gloriously specific extremes.

01/26/2018 By Rosin Saez

Review

Opus Co. Delivers Big Flavors in a Tiny Restaurant

A midwesterner with Korean cookery chops, chef and owner Mark Schroder transformed a former sandwich shop into a legit dining destination in Phinney Ridge.

01/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Editor's Note

From the Editor

About That Gender Equality Victory Lap…

We've got a long way to go.

01/31/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Design a Home Office

Work better from home, and look good doing it, with a designated room or just a productive corner of the kitchen.

02/05/2018 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Your Best Shot

Reader’s Lens: February 2018

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be featured!)

02/06/2018

Seattle Women 2018

What Pushes Melissa Arnot to the Top of Everest?

“This is my life, my passion.”

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

How Tracy Rector Uses Art to Empower Indigenous Communities

The filmmaker, curator, and community activist has helped thousands of young, budding documentary filmmakers get their start.

01/31/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

The Women's Issue

Marty Hartman, the Single-Minded Homelessness Crusader

The executive director of Mary's Place is a passionate advocate for Seattle's homeless families.

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

Maiko Winkler-Chin on Preserving the International District's Old Charms

“There’s always room for development, but how do we make sure that development benefits the community?”

01/31/2018 By Rosin Saez

The Women's Issue

How The Evergrey Fosters Community in Ever-Growing Seattle

Anika Anand and Mónica Guzmán have a simple mission: to help Seattleites feel connected to their city, and to one another.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

In Seattle, the History Is Female Too

Five women who shaped this city.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Women's Issue

Seattle City Council Is a Bastion of Female Political Power

Say hello to the supermajority.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Women's Issue

Our Voice of Resistance in DC: Pramila Jayapal

Jayapal promised to be a voice for people of color. So far she’s delivered.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Women's Issue

What's Next for Nikkita Oliver?

She may not have won the mayorship this time around—but she's not going to let that stop her from being a voice for the people.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Women's Issue

Kiki Wolfkill Wants More Women to Get Into Gaming

“[Game development] is a natural place for women to thrive.”

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

Ijeoma Oluo: Seattle, You're Not Mad Enough

The author and activist isn't afraid to yell (and she wants you to join).

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

The Gender Pay Gap Is Bigger Than You Think

Yes there have been strides, but we’ve got a long way to go before we reach equity in compensation.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Women's Issue

Angela Stowell, Chief Everything Officer

She's the force behind Ethan Stowell Restaurants' growing empire.

01/31/2018 By Rosin Saez

The Women's Issue

30 More Women Who Run This City

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Present Is Female

The 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle

These are the women shaping Seattle, the region, and beyond.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Quote Unquote

Jenny Durkan: “When Donald Trump Was Elected, the World Started Spinning Differently for Me”

She's the first woman mayor Seattle's had in nearly a century, and her to-do list is mighty.

01/26/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Explainer

The Name King County Honors Martin Luther King Jr., But It Wasn’t Always That Way

It took a rookie county council member to reimagine the region as a salute to a civil rights hero, not a slave owner.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Gender X

Washington's New Birth Certificate Option Gives Nonbinary Natives an Official Identity

"I am both equally male and female in my person."

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Algorithm Nation

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Just as Biased as Humans

A growing group of data scientists is grappling with what’s fair—and how to fix it.

01/25/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Open a Public Bank?

Many a politician has backed a municipal bank over the years, but now that Seattle has dedicated $100,000 to study its feasibility, a city-run institution that invests in small businesses, green energy, and more may no longer be just a fantasy.

01/25/2018 By Jaime Archer

Feature

Rape Survivors in Washington State Run Against a Ticking Clock

Most people sexually assaulted in ­Washington state have just three years to pursue criminal charges against their ­assailant. A bill to remove the statute of limitations would change that. Until then, survivors who seek justice are racing against time.

01/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Style & Shopping

Committed to the Caftan

Few People Would Guess Tommy Bahama Is Based in Rainy Seattle

The ultimate cruise wear company has been here for 25 years and counting.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Gilty Pleasures

Stay Golden in Gilded Jewelry

These days gold jewelry is everywhere. And Seattle is hailing its gilded return with hardware that’s both elegant and bold.

01/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Shipshape

Which Boat Is Best for You?

From dinghy sized to bigger than a barge, here are the boats we most want to board.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Guide to Cruises

Who’s Running the Ship? Meet Your Crew

Cruise professionals prefer a workplace with lifeboats—or helicopters and dogsled teams.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Destination Alaska

9 Things to See and Do on Your Alaskan Cruise

Most of the passengers who boarded a cruise in Seattle last year sailed to the lush Alaskan southeast, where you can relish a classic excursion or strike out alone for DIY adventure.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Guide to Cruises

The Poshest Perks on Seattle Cruises

From puppies to go karts, the best of what’s aboard.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams

Shipping Out

A Seattleite’s Guide to Cruise Ships

More than 200 cruises will depart Seattle this year. Pick a ship, pack your best leisure wear, and find adventure at every port of call.

01/25/2018 By Allison Williams