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 @_davisdarren

Ballet Review

Locally Sourced Will Surprise You

Three new works from Seattle artists feature early contenders for the most memorable moments of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season.

11/12/2019 By Darren Davis

Ballet Review

Bodies Break Free of Their Earthly Prisons in Carmina Burana

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season opener takes a big swing with impressive results.

10/01/2019 By Darren Davis

Art of the Dodge

Flaking on Plans Is Seattle's Real Cultural Export

Follow these tips on nights when you just need to be a hermit.

08/20/2019 By Darren Davis

Fake Freeze

Is It Time for Seattle to Embrace Air Conditioning?

How newcomers and new construction are changing our city's AC landscape.

05/29/2019 By Darren Davis

Whaaaaaaaaat

Rachel's Ginger Beer Announces Forthcoming Location by the Spheres

Yep, that fizzy drink with a cult following is opening up shop at Seventh and Lenora, right smack dab in the middle of Amazonia, across from its iconic glass...

05/09/2019 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pizza Expansions...and Pizza Closures

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

03/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Ballet Review

Turns Out, You Need a Sufjan Stevens Ballet in Your Life

In the Countenance of Kings, part of Director’s Choice at Pacific Northwest Ballet, is pure joy.

03/19/2019 By Darren Davis

Ballet Review

Bathe in the Beauty of The Sleeping Beauty

Prepare for some major pageantry in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of the Tchaikovsky classic.

02/05/2019 By Darren Davis

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A Regional Homelessness Response, Lynnwood Light Rail, and T-Mobile Park

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/21/2018 By Anne Dennon

Ballet Review

All Premiere Goes to Outer Space and Back

The trio of new works from Pacific Northwest Ballet features a rare opportunity to see classically trained dancers wield phallic cacti.

11/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Election 2018

A Guide to the State Initiatives on November's Ballot

The state initiatives alone will be enough to turn out voters this November.

11/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Circle of Pizza Life

Mark Fuller's Supreme Pizzeria Expands to the Ave

Pizza, wings, and garlic knots descend upon the original Pagliacci location.

10/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles

21 Belltown Spots You Don't Want to Miss

From stalwart bars and biscuits to new cocktail joints and restaurants, Seattle's historic neighborhood has a lot to love.

10/22/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Ballet Review

Pacific Northwest Ballet Shakes Off the Cobwebs

PNB’s new season opens with Jerome Robbins Festival, a celebration of the famed choreographer that doesn’t exactly celebrate the company’s strengths.

09/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Real Estate Heaven

The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods in Seattle

Where every Seattleite wants to live right now.

09/21/2018 By Darren Davis

Retail, Seattle Style

20 Essential Seattle Shops

Gifts and gags, baubles and boards—these stores have it all.

09/21/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Caffeine Culture

Seattle's 4 Archetypal Coffee Shop Experiences

A user's guide to our city's favorite obsession.

09/21/2018 By Darren Davis Illustrations by Mike Holm

Sponsored Content

Uwajimaya Celebrates 90 Years as Seattle’s Most Beloved Asian Supermarket

From its humble food truck beginnings, the family-owned business has evolved over the decades into a massive, thriving store.

08/30/2018

Newsmakers

Perfect Party August 2018

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

07/17/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Where to Eat

14 Classic Restaurants at Pike Place Market

Fancy and decidedly otherwise, these destinations stand the test of time.

06/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff