Year in Review

Seattle Met's 6 Most-Read Stories of 2018

From an unclaimed Seattle rock star to a world-changing card game, these were our most poplar long-form articles of the year.

12/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Shade Index

An Inch-By-Inch Guide to Snow in Seattle

Your rain shell won’t save you now.

12/18/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens January 2019

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...

12/18/2018

Editor's Note

Seattle’s Sense of Snow

The city’s reaction to snowfall is comical, until it isn’t.

12/18/2018 By James Ross Gardner

High Maintenance

Is the Marijuana Industry Poaching Seattle’s Cooks?

Restaurant owners say kitchen workers have decamped to grow houses.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Explainer

This Road Closure Is About to Wreck Your Commute

January's shutdown of State Route 99 will be the longest in Seattle history.

12/13/2018 By Jaime Archer

Godless in Seattle

What Exactly Is an Atheist Church in Seattle?

Here, in one of the most nonreligious cities in the country, some atheists attend church. But is it anything more than pastries and pontification?

11/20/2018 By Tricia Romano

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens December 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...

11/20/2018

Newsmakers

Perfect Party December 2018

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

11/20/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

House of Cars

More Homeless Seattleites Live in Their Vehicles Than Ever Before

But city officials are back to square one.

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Kitchen Kind

Why Seattle Kitchens Are Different

Militant abuse has long been an accepted part of professional cooking. But here, that’s increasingly not the case.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Almost Friends

How a New Private Club Crafts Full-Service Social Lives

The Collective, a self-proclaimed "urban basecamp," neatly packages and optimizes leisure time. Is this what finally melts the Seattle Freeze?

10/16/2018 By Sydney Parker

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens October 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...

09/11/2018

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens September 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...

08/14/2018

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens August 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!)

07/17/2018

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens: July 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!)

06/19/2018

Explainer

Let the Special Olympic Games Begin!

Tens of thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and spectators from around the globe will descend on Seattle for the 50th annual sporting event in July.

06/19/2018 By Rosin Saez