Feature

In the Straits: An Inmate Turned Millionaire Turned Lone Survivor

He was a convicted felon who found a niche in Seattle’s construction boom. Then a fatal boating accident came for Michael Powers’s fairy-tale ending.

08/19/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Our Queen

Seattle Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Just Scored Her First Book Deal

The World Cup champion and Reign FC midfielder is writing not one, but two books.

07/26/2019 By Lily Hansen

Explainer

The Seattle Public Library Has a Long, Illustrious History

(Practically) everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our bookish institution—including the levy on your ballot.

07/23/2019 By Jaime Archer

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens August 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online.

07/23/2019

NEWSMAKERS

Perfect Party August 2019

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

07/23/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Body Slam Poetry

Defy Is Changing Everything About Wrestling in Seattle

Seattle’s wrestling landscape sat barren for years. Now the independent professional circuit is coming back into the ring.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

O Say Can You Rock

Jimi Hendrix's “Star-Spangled Banner” Turns 50

At Woodstock, Seattle’s iconic guitarist changed the national anthem—and maybe music—forever.

07/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Pavement Problems

Can Project Sidewalk Use Crowdsourcing to Help Seattleites Get Around?

Its goal: make navigating our streets safer and easier for the mobility impaired.

07/23/2019 By Lily Hansen

Quote Unquote

Film Director Lynn Shelton Will Always Pick Seattle Over Hollywood

"I love Seattle so much. I much prefer the green here, the gray, the skies, the clouds, the water, a new vista. Seattle sort of ruined me for anywhere else."

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2019

Five ascendant chefs. One fierce and talent-filled dining scene.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Feature

Checking Out: Amazon, Microsoft, and the Future of Automated Grocery

Some of the region’s biggest tech players are racing to rewrite how America shops—again.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Koren Shadmi

Bight Size

This Mountain Gear Was Born on Rainier

Peter Whittaker used the mountain to develop the perfect outdoor outfits.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

A Time Before Rainier

Should Mount Rainier Revert to Its Original Moniker?

Local Indian tribes lived around a mountain they called Tahoma for centuries, and their legacy struggles to hold on.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

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