Features

Feature

Lou Graham, Seattle's Misunderstood Madam

Is everything we know about one of Seattle’s most notorious historical figures true, or just the masterful storytelling of one garrulous newspaperman?

08/09/2022 By Hanna Brooks Olsen

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Cricket’s Up to Bat in Seattle

Seattle’s next major sport has already arrived. Can the local ambassadors of a T20 minor league team get a misunderstood game off the ground?

07/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Mike Kane

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Under the Heat Dome

In June 2021, an unprecedented heat wave suffocated the Pacific Northwest. How did those three sweltering days unfold for those on the front lines?

06/27/2022 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Essay

Love at the End of the World

My partner and I embraced non-monogamy when the pandemic shut everything down. In Seattle, we were hardly alone.

05/31/2022 By Sarah Stuteville Illustrations by Teresa Grasseschi

Profile

The Scientific Methods of J. Kenji López-Alt

In and out of his Seattle home kitchen, The Food Lab author interrogates the chemistry of smash burgers and probes the elements of wok cooking.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Good Stories

The 10 Best Long Stories about Seattle

We gathered the most recent and best long reads from Seattle Met's award-winning writers.

11/24/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

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Why Jay Inslee Chose to Stay in This Washington

The governor embarks on a rare third term after leading his home state through its worst public health crisis in a century.

06/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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The Shooting of John T. Williams, 10 Years Later

A decade ago, a Seattle police officer killed Rick Williams's brother, a celebrated Native woodcarver. Nothing will ever be the same for Rick—or the city he calls home.

08/26/2020 By James Ross Gardner Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Feature

What Pitted Seattle’s Glass?

In the spring of 1954 car owners noticed small divots on their windshields. Then things got weird.

04/08/2020 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Miko Maciaszek

FEATURE

The Octopus from Outer Space

Seattle’s most beguiling sea creatures were once feared and hunted—and even wrestled—for sport. But new research and a few surprising encounters are changing how we view them. A story in eight parts.

12/02/2019 By James Ross Gardner