Associate Editor

Darren Davis is the arts and culture editor at Seattle Met. He also edits Habitat, the design and architecture department.

A Southern California native, Darren received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His essays on technology and video game culture appear online and in print across various journals and magazines. His tweets can be found at @_darrencdavis.

Monday Mourning

That Sure Didn't Go Very Well

The Sounders failed to execute any sort of game plan and thus Toronto FC took home the 2017 MLS Cup.

10:32am By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: December 7–10

Choreographer Kate Wallich's presents Dream Dances, Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton serenades Benaroya Hall, and a different sort of Sugar Plum Fairy at Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

12/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

Witness a Nervous Breakdown Unfold in Real Time with 'The Humans'

Seattle Rep's production of the 2016 Tony Award–winner for Best Play serves turkey with a side of tremendous anxiety.

12/05/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 30–December 3

Check in to 'Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn' at 5th Avenue Theatre, experience what's new in dance at Next Fest NW, and cast your vote for a good cause at The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition.

11/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Television

'Parts Unknown' Cut a Segment About Sexual Harassment in Tech

Nikki Barron of Techbridge Girls says the show cut her conversation with Bourdain but kept her in the closing montage. She was also unaware the episode would feature a segment on virtual reality porn, which would have been a deal breaker.

11/29/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

Your Guide to Seattle Holiday Events, 2017

Feel merry in Seattle this year with a trip down Candy Cane Lane, or take in the ‘The Nutcracker’—ballet or burlesque, your choice.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle, December 2017

Hillary Clinton reveals ‘What Happened,’ Jay Z arrives on the ‘4:44 Tour,’ and Velocity Dance Center gets disruptive.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

TV Recap

The 'Parts Unknown' Seattle Episode Reveals How the Rest of the Country Feels About Us

An episode in which Anthony Bourdain smokes a ton of weed, talks tech bros and serial killers, and gets very nostalgic about...something.

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Headphones to Highways

How Podcasts Like Welcome to Night Vale Embraced the Live Tour

“A live show, something that’s not infinitely replicable—people understand that has value.”

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

A Bold Remodel Breathes New Life into a 100-Year-Old Leschi Home

How the owners of this classic foursquare house brought the space up to their modern tastes without tossing away the old bones.

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis Photography by Haris Kenjar

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 16–19

Alison Marks recasts Native art at the Frye, Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson shout Yaaas Queen Yaaas, and 'The Humans' stirs up family drama at Seattle Rep.

11/16/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

Tom Hanks Reunites with Seattle This December

America's dad returns to the city he helped enshrine on film bearing his new collection of short stories, 'Uncommon Type.'

11/10/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 9–12

Found Footage Fest brings weird VHS to Central Cinema, artist Emily Gherard reflects on a tumultuous year, and one last chance to see Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'Her Story.'

11/09/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Her Story' Is Unlike Anything I've Seen on Stage

Ballet with jump scares? The Hitchcock-inspired 'Plot Point'—one of three performances in PNB's new production celebrating women choreographers—left the audience stupefied.

11/06/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 2–5

Henry Art Gallery celebrates 20 years of its contemporary collection, Pacific Northwest Ballet unveils "Her Story,' and one last chance to see 'Ragtime' at 5th Avenue Theatre.

11/02/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Design a Cohesive Bookshelf

Create a home for your books and collections with a little bit of personality.

11/01/2017 By Darren Davis

Going International

Seattle Is Now an Official UNESCO City of Literature

After multiple unsuccessful bids, Seattle finally joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.

10/31/2017 By Darren Davis

This Is Not a Drill

Drop What You're Doing and Register for 'Hamilton' Tickets

Tickets go on sale November 6, but only a select number of hopefuls will be able to purchase them directly. Register now!

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: November 2017

Comedians Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson but a generation on blast, ‘The Humans’ gives thanks (and angst) at Seattle Rep, and David Sedaris reads from his diary.

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

All Eyes on Taylar Elizza Beth

How a local hip-hop artist’s emergence marks a larger groundswell of black femme music in Seattle.

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis