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My Favorite Things

Chris Ballew Shares His Favorite Seattle Spots

The former Presidents of the United States of America singer and kids artist Caspar Babypants talks cheeseburgers, music venues, and Seattle hot takes.

03/24/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Spare Change

What Happened to Defunding the Seattle Police Department?

The conversation has shifted since Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets in 2020.

03/21/2023 By Benjamin Cassidy

ZEV or Bust

Can Washington Reach Its Zero-Emissions Vehicle Goal?

Washington policymakers rev up for an electric car overhaul by 2035.

03/17/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Tech Talk

This Article Was Written by a Human

At the advent of the AI age, should creatives see the writing in the code?

03/08/2023 By Angela Cabotaje


Beside the Pointe: How PNB Navigates Parenthood and Ballet

A raw Instagram post by former Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Leah Merchant resonated with many. But the full story was more complicated.

03/07/2023 By Karin Vandraiss Illustrations by Jordan Kay


The Most Memorable Snowstorms in Seattle History

From Washington's record-setting 1950 snowfall to the storm of 1996 to the Snowpocalypses of 2008 and 2019, these are the snow events Seattle won't forget.

03/01/2023 By Zoe Sayler


Walking the Streets of the New Downtown Seattle

The city's core emerged from the pandemic with a burst of energy—and some old issues.

02/22/2023 By Allison Williams


Weird Seattle News of Late

Auto thefts of all varieties, a green fireball, and a Sounders kit controversy highlight another odd chapter of local history.

02/22/2023 By Angela Cabotaje and Benjamin Cassidy

Money Money Money

Who Are the Richest People in Washington?

From Jeff Bezos to Bill Gates, there's a lot of Billionaires on this list. And, yes, that's with a capital B.

02/17/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Money Money Money

What You Don’t Know about That “House Poor” Seattle Woman

Why did Seattle so gleefully dunk on Stephanie DiSantis and her impromptu pasta vacations?

02/15/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Local History

5 Influential Black Seattleites You Should Know About

From a powerhouse vocalist to a game-changing education advocate, these influential figures have left their mark on the Emerald City.

02/10/2023 By Tanvi Srinivasan and Seattle Met Staff

Tour Notes

Is the Climate Pledge Arena Tour Worth It?

That depends on your love of the Seattle Kraken and Seattle Storm—and your tolerance for cheese.

02/08/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Here We Go Again

Will Seattle Fans Show Up for the XFL Sea Dragons Debut?

Football fandom will soon be a near-year-round prospect. Whether the fledgling league can garner enough support to fill Lumen Field is yet to be seen.

02/06/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

My Favorite Things

Robin Wehl Martin of Hello Robin Shares Her Favorite Seattle Spots

Where do Seattle’s most well-known tastemakers go? We asked. First up: a gourmet cookie maven.

02/03/2023 By Angela Cabotaje


Washington’s Great Taco Time Divide

Loving Taco Time Northwest might be the truest badge of being a Seattle native.

01/31/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Hawk Krall Photography by Chona Kasinger

Money Diaries

What Does It Really Take to Live in Seattle?

In one of the country’s most expensive cities, a group of thirtysomethings give us a peek at their financials.

01/27/2023 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Carlton Canary

Quote Unquote

Hilary Franz Has Her Eye on Public Lands—and Beyond

Washington's commissioner of public lands reimagined wildfire fighting and isn't ruling out a run for higher office.

01/23/2023 By Allison Williams


The Endurance Trials of Rosalie Fish

The UW runner advocates for missing and murdered Indigenous women. But as her activism gains traction, she confronts new tests of her resilience.

01/18/2023 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Money Money Money

Seattle’s Cost of Living Is More Complicated than You Think

A University of Washington researcher created an alternative to the official poverty line nearly three decades ago. What does it reveal about what we need?

01/13/2023 By Angela Cabotaje


It's Time to Stock Up on Seahawks Fan Gear

Where to get Seahawks jerseys, vintage sweatshirts, nostalgic tees, and more 12-approved football merch for men, women, and kids.

01/12/2023 By Zoe Sayler