Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Famous Faces

Perfect Party September 2018

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

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Breaking Lenses

A Behind the Scenes Look at Cheryl Ingram's Portrait

See how we used a chocolate box (yes, really) to get the final shot.

08/14/2018 By Jane Sherman

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Cheryl Ingram Brings Diversity Training to the Modern Workplace

“You definitely have an issue with your culture if everybody in it looks like you.”

08/14/2018 By Jessica Voelker

The Sporting LIfe

The Accidental Cult of James Paxton

The Mariners ace is Seattle's favorite Canadian.

07/17/2018 By Eva Holland

Famous Faces

Perfect Party August 2018

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

07/17/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Farmer Chef

The Evolution of Matt Dillon

Some chefs adapt to Seattle’s boom times with additional restaurants. Our town’s biggest iconoclast became his own supply chain.

07/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

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Reverend Rick Reynolds Hits the Streets

The executive director of Operation Nightwatch tirelessly tackles Seattle homelessness, one box of pizza at a time.

07/17/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Born This Way

Conversion Therapy Survivors Still Have Wounds to Heal

Licensed therapists can no longer practice conversion therapy on minors. But new legislation can't erase the anguish of those who lived through the experience.

06/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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Angela Garbes Is Like a Mother

Pregnant with her first child, she found the guides on modern pregnancy to be woefully lacking. So she wrote her own.

06/19/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Famous Faces

Perfect Party: July 2018

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

06/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Immigration

Ramzy Baroud Is Stateless

Despite his U.S. citizenship, the Palestinian author can’t return to the place he grew up.

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2018

A new crop of rising stars don their aprons and sharpen the city’s dining scene. Talents include: nose-to-tail wizardry, brunch superpowers, and global spice wisdom.

05/22/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Light a Fire 2018: Lifetime Achievement

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Mary Ellen Stone Has Always Fought for Survivors

To Stone, getting involved in KCSARC was a no-brainer: “I’m going to make our world better for my nieces and my grandnieces.”

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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A Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor on What It's Like to Be a Witness

Kristina Anderson sustained three gunshot wounds amid the loss of 32 lives—and isn’t about to let you forget.

04/25/2018 By Jessica Voelker

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Ken Jennings and John Roderick Are Preserving History for After the Apocalypse

By way of their podcast, Omnibus.

03/27/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Feature

Darren Berg on the Run: Inside the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in Washington State History

He owned yachts and sped around the country in Lear jets—spoils from the more than $100 million he bilked from investors—before he was convicted and sent away to serve an 18-year sentence in federal prison. Then, late last year, Darren Berg disappeared.

03/19/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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