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.

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

Ticket Alert

Industrial Revelation Announce Björk Tribute Show

The lauded Seattle jazz outfit will cover Bjork's 'Homogenic,' in its entirety, for the groundbreaking album's 20th anniversary.

10/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Ragtime' Feels Like a Gut Punch in 2017

As a parable of racial injustice in America, 5th Avenue's stripped-down production of the Broadway classic does not shy away from its contemporary relevance.

10/25/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

6 of Seattle's Best Pot Shops

Seattle’s legal marijuana industry offers a little something for seasoned tokers and timid first-timers alike.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

13 Great Places to Shop for Outdoor Gear (That Aren't REI)

These retailers of rugged wares get you geared up for any adventure on the trail, waves, or, sure, pavement.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

6 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

In need of an extremely creepy horse mask? Or maybe it’s an imported tea set you seek. These Seattle stores carry the neat and the novelty.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis and Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

Meet Seattle's New Crop of Plant Stores

5 shops to help you breathe a little life into your home or office.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis