2018 Look Back

The Year in Seattle Style

Bright vibes for spring, textures in fall, natural dyes all year round—what were our favorite style moments in 2018? Let us count down the ways...

12/26/2018 By Rosin Saez With Seattle Met Staff

Year in Review

Seattle Met's 6 Most-Read Stories of 2018

From an unclaimed Seattle rock star to a world-changing card game, these were our most poplar long-form articles of the year.

12/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Pencil Pusher

A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Teacher of the Year

Pencils: Good for tiaras, even better for facial decor.

10/16/2018 By Jane Sherman

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Robert Hand Is Washington State’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Not bad for a guy who almost didn’t go to college.

10/05/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Style

Fall Fashion 2018: Arrival Time

As autumn breezes blow in like a locomotive, we pull on plaids and peeks of color, firmly disembarking into fall.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez Photography by Brandon Hill With Jane Sherman

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

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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

Password Affected

Are We Done With Speakeasy-Style Bars Yet? (Never.)

But things have certainly changed since Seattle's speakeasy heyday.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hidden Seattle

These Shops and Restaurants Are Out of Sight—Literally

Look up. Or beneath your feet—maybe down that alley? These bars, boutiques, and arts spaces aren’t immediately visible from the street.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Feature

Spell Casters, a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Origin Story

A Boeing employee and a mathematician dreamed up a new kind of collectible card game in a Seattle parking lot 25 years ago. They couldn’t have known Magic: The Gathering would change the gaming world forever.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

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Ajit George, the Good Son

He used his inheritance to save Shanti Bhavan, the school at the heart of the Netflix documentary ‘Daughters of Destiny.’

10/18/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Style

Fall Fashion 2017: Electric Dreams

Dystopic, gritty, and utterly cool. Pile on the velvet and wool to get lost in autumn’s cinematic sartorial vibe.

09/20/2017 By Rosin Saez With Sara Marie D’Eugenio Photography by Brandon Hill

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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David Shields on James Franco, Seattle, and Why Young Novelists Hate Him

“I’m like the problem child, stirring everything up.”

07/11/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Banned in the USA

We The People: Meet Six Immigrants from the Six Countries on Trump's Travel Ban List

Some have been here for decades, others for just a few weeks. All felt the impact of the executive order acutely.

04/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner, Rianna Hidalgo, Hayat Norimine, and Allison Williams Photography by Brandon Hill

Editor's Note

What’s It Like to See Seattle for the First Time?

Our May 2017 issue cover offers the perfect vantage point.

04/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

What to Do with a Kid

19 Seattle Adventures for Kids and Adults Alike

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

What To Do With a Kid

Kid-Friendly Restaurants (That Don't Feel Like Kid-Friendly Restaurants)

Plus: A few things we think would make Seattle parents' lives a little easier.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Screen Time Savant

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? Ask Seattle's Dimitri Christakis.

The latest guidelines for kids and media use began with pushback from one local researcher.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion