News & City Life

Take Me to Church

What’s Up with That House Next to I-5?

Owner George Freeman uses his "Science is God" house in Capitol Hill to incite curiosity about the Universal Life Church Monastery and its mission.

01/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Trivial Pursuits

5 Very Serious Ways for Bruce Harrell to Fix Seattle

We have a few modest suggestions for our new mayor, including a fine imposed on people who say "Pike's Place" and open bars on the water taxis.

01/19/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

FAILING SLOW

This Month in Seattle Tech: Does a Startup’s Pizza Robot Leave a Bad Taste?

Amazon Web Services outages leave Netflix and Robinhood down; the Seattle NFT Museum opens January 14; another company adopts the four-day workweek.

12/30/2021 By Malia Alexander

Year in Review

The Seattle Sports Moments to Remember (and Forget) from 2021

A year in review for the Seattle Mariners, Kraken, Seahawks, Storm, Sounders, Reign, and, yes, even the Sonics.

12/27/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Exit Interview

Jenny Durkan on Those Missing Texts, CHOP, and Covid

The Emerald City's latest one-term leader reflects on her turbulent four years in office.

12/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Kshama Sawant's Get Out the Vote Campaign Decided the Recall Election

Last-minute ballots helped the socialist Seattle City Council member ward off removal from office.

12/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Year in Review

Our 15 Most Read and Memorable Stories of 2021

The articles, lists, and stories that captured the essence of Seattle this year.

12/17/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

ON THE ROCKS

The Kraken Community Iceplex Is Learning How to Nightlife

Despite 32 Bar and Grill’s bumpy opening, it’s still the most fun thing to do in Seattle after 9pm.

12/14/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Garden Variety

How Your Yard Can Protect Puget Sound

Rain gardens can help curb a major source of pollution in the Salish Sea.

12/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential Seattleites

From inclusive outfits to life-saving discoveries, no one can doubt this group’s clout manifests in the essential elements of our city.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Politics

Pramila Jayapal, Girmay Zahilay, and Jay Inslee are among the local leaders who have shaped Washington State most profoundly.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Tech and Business

Satya Nadella, Andy Jassy, and Tom Alberg are among the entrepreneurs and financial backers who stimulate the Emerald City's job market.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

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