Work Hard, Play Hard

Local Essentials: An Intern's Guide to Seattle

Skip the Space Needle and live like a Seattleite with this roundup of our favorite off-the-clock spots.

07/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

24-Hour Party People

Seattle Can Hear the Mueller Report in Full at a 24-Hour Marathon Reading

This weekend at Town Hall Seattle, nearly 100 locals will utter each word of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

07/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Savvy Promos

Here's How to Recycle Your Amazon Prime Day Packaging for Free

A local operation called Ridwell will help those blue and white envelopes and filmy plastic air pillows find a purposeful new existence.

07/12/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Reign On

10 Things We Love About Megan Rapinoe

There are more than 10 reasons we adore the World Cup champ and Reign FC midfielder, but we'll try to contain ourselves.

07/08/2019 By Anna Coumou

Hot Button Issue

Should Seattle Do More to Protect Citizens from Extreme Summer Weather?

District 4 city council candidates are calling for more immediate, and substantial, action.

07/01/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Pride In Our Past

Seattle’s Gay Bar Scene Is Changing—and That’s a Good Thing

We've come a long way. But there's still more work to do.

06/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Thirsty for Change

Where to Watch the Democratic Debates Around Seattle

Stay in-the-know and up-to-date with a brew in your hand.

06/26/2019 By Sam Jones

Silicon Valley Who?

To No One's Surprise, Seattle Is a Rich Tech Startup City

Young, wide-eyed tech bros can sleep a little better knowing they’re making more money than Jeff Bezos—sort of.

06/25/2019 By Lily Hansen

Always Proud

How to Support the Queer Community Year-Round

A compendium of ways to be an LGBTQ ally beyond Pride Month.

06/13/2019 By Sam Jones

Pride 2019

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Talks Politics, Weddings, and Inner Growth

"We're going to be over here, like, really voting with our pocketbooks and showing that, you know, we want businesses to serve people equally."

06/06/2019 By Rosin Saez

Pride 2019

Meet the Seattle Couple Married by Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness

Seattle Pride Month kicked off in a major way with a very public, confetti-filled wedding—and bride and groom Megan and Haden were at the center of it all.

06/05/2019 By Jaime Archer

Pride 2019

Elysian and Seattle Pride Threw the Most Capitol Hill Wedding Ever

And, yes, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness was there.

06/05/2019 By Jaime Archer and Rosin Saez

Back to the Future

The Space Needle Wants Your Time Capsule Suggestions

Here's what we think should be stashed away until 2062.

06/04/2019 By Sam Jones

Dock Watchers

Where to Spot Seattle's Most Venerable Vessels

These seven boats have illustrious histories.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Float On

How Seattle Folk Fit Boat Life into a Crowded City

From fold-up dinghies to commuting by kayak, we do what it takes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Art & Craft

This Tiny School Builds Boats the Old Way

Out on the Olympic Peninsula, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding brings new life to seagoing tradition.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

All Aboard

Sail the Local Seas on These 8 Boat Rentals and Cruises

How to travel our waterways the easy way.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Boat Town

Seattle Is Defined by Its Maritime Pastimes

From Ballard’s shipyards to the madcap chaos of Duck Dodge, our culture is shaped by the sea.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Summer on the Water

A Shipshape Guide to Boating in Seattle

Water is the city’s favorite playground—a place for sports, relaxation, even a creative commute.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Photography by Tegra Stone Nuess

Hot Stuff

What Does a Seattle Summer Really Look Like?

Our city’s getting warmer and drier. But cloudy June days? Still very much a thing.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer