News & City Life

Joy to the World

Goodbye to My Jewish Christmas

Can one Jewish writer make peace with America's yuletide obsession?

12/07/2021 By Emily Alhadeff Illustrations by Guang Lim

Into the Void

What Happens If Kshama Sawant Is Recalled?

As the Seattle City Council member faces the prospect of removal from office, Seattle University professor Marco Lowe considers the election's meaning.

12/06/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: What Doomed Zillow’s Home-Flipping Biz?

The real estate tech giant's failed experiment, and a prenup startup's Shark Tank appearance highlight November tech news in Seattle.

11/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Bandwagon, ho

A Seattleite's Guide to Being a Gonzaga Men's Basketball Fan

Turns out Washington has the best men's college basketball team in the nation. Here's what you need to know, from Drew Timme to sports bars in Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Group Chat

Why Are Women Leaving the Workforce?

A trio of occupational experts from the University of Washington, the Swing Shift, and Yohana discuss what’s causing millions of women leave their jobs.

11/23/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Hoops Heartache

Are the Sonics Really Coming Back This Time?

Recent comments by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and new ones from mayor Jenny Durkan, should give Seattle hope about the return of the Sonics.

11/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Blackout Days

How to Survive a Power Outage in Seattle

How to report a downed line, preserve your food, and stay entertained without electricity.

11/15/2021 By Allison Williams

2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races in the 2021 election. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

GOOOOOAL

OL Reign Take on the Washington Spirit in NWSL Semifinal

Our hometown team already beat the Washington Spirit in the 2014 and 2015 semifinals. Can Megan Rapinoe and gang do it again on November 14?

11/12/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

The Truth is Out There

D.B. Cooper Con Convenes to Solve the 50-Year-Old Mystery

Marla Cooper, author of The Mystery of D.B. Cooper, will be at this two-day symposium in Vancouver on one of Washington's most famous unsolved crimes.

11/12/2021 By Allison Williams

ICYMI

How Veterans Day 2021 Turned into a Long Weekend for Seattle Parents

The staffing shortage struck again as Seattle Public Schools canceled Friday classes. Is this part of the "new normal"?

11/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Lease Peeping

Seattle's Rental Climate Has Changed, Even If Prices Haven’t

New laws backed by city council member Kshama Sawant, including improved eviction safeguards, have buoyed renters and irked landlords.

11/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Hardball

The Mariners Are Taking Losses without Even Playing

The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions despite having a worse record than Seattle's baseball team. And now two star players might be leaving.

11/08/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

The Big Dark

Patty Murray Wants to Stop Turning Back the Clock

The Washington Democrat has teamed up with Florida Republican Marco Rubio and others to back the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Can Marc Dones Solve Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis?

The CEO of the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority knows there’s no single solution for one of Seattle's biggest issues.

11/05/2021 By Allison Williams

2021 Election

Reintroducing Bruce Harrell, Seattle's Next Mayor

The former three-term city council member won his race against M. Lorena González after ditching retirement.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

A Seattle Shipping Container's Choppy Journey through the Supply Chain

It might seem stationary, but the Lego-like cargo in the city's port endures quite the journey to and from Puget Sound.

11/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Helping Hands

How to Help Afghan Refugees Coming to Seattle

Ways to volunteer, donate, or organize aid for those arriving from Kabul after the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

11/03/2021 By Malia Alexander

In Memoriam

Seattle's Most Storied Headstones

From Bruce and Brandon Lee to John Nordstrom and Jimi Hendrix, some illustrious names have been put to rest in Seattle's cemeteries.

11/01/2021 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Sophie Grossman