History

100 Years of Seattle Music

The century-long story of our city's definitive art form.

9:00am By Stefan Milne

Explainer

A Brief History of the Occult in Seattle

Maybe it’s the dreary weather. Maybe it’s our seedy history. One thing’s for sure: Seattle and the supernatural go way back.

09/11/2018 By Jaime Archer

Editor’s Note

An Island Mystery on Lopez

The lure of our local archipelago is strong.

08/14/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Cover Story

The Complete Revised Guide to Pike Place Market

Haven’t been in a while? The market remains ever a Seattle fixture, and yet there’s so much more to explore…

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne, Rosin Saez, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

The Only Theater in Town

The Paramount's 1928 Opening Bash Brought a Bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest

As the most glamorous venue in Seattle throws its 90th birthday party this month, a look back on the 1928 grand opening celebration that welcomed a little bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest.

04/26/2018 By Darren Davis

War of the Rosies

Will the Real Rosie the Riveter Please Stand Up?

The woman said to inspire the famous wartime image recently passed away in Washington. And all it took to secure her legacy was a case of mistaken identity and one scholar’s six-year search for the truth.

03/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Nonstarter Home

Seattle Is Still a Seller’s Market. But Who Can Afford to Buy?

We've so been here before.

02/27/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

The Great History Heist

Does the Seattle Underground Tour Bury the Real Story?

Pioneer Square's most famous tour tells saucy tales of our early days—but some worry its history is a little one-dimensional.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Travel

The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

In Seattle, the History Is Female Too

Five women who shaped this city.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

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

Top Dentists 2018

5 Strange but True Tales from Seattle Dentistry

From the annals of time, the forgotten history of Seattle dental care.

12/19/2017 By Araz Hachadourian, Manola Secaira, Isabel Boutiette, Jaime Archer, and Diane Stephani

100 Years of Activism

2012–14: Seattle Pushes for Legal Weed and a $15 Minimum Wage

And paved the way for dozens of other cities and states that have since followed suit.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1999–2003: Progressives Protest the Global Trade Agenda and the Invasion of Iraq

As the Left formed a united front, street protests in downtown Seattle brought the WTO conference to a standstill.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1991: PNW Riot Grrrls Stage a Revolution

Northwest bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and Bratmobile pioneered feminism’s third wave.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1982–84: The Trident Nuclear Submarine; Grassroots HIV Care

Plus, an occupation at Colman Elementary leads the way for the Northwest African American Museum.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1972–74: Native Activists Fight for Their Rights to Fish

Plus: Students-turned-protestors occupy a Beacon Hill schoolhouse—known today as the El Centro de la Raza community center.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1970: Anti-Vietnam Protests Break Out—But the Dude Abides

Plus, protests at Fort Lawton make way for the Day Break Star Indian Cultural Center.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1968: Birdwatchers and Mountaineers Defend the Wilderness

“They were then the fightingest and scrappiest outfit around.”

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt