Associate Editor

Darren Davis is the editor of Habitat, Seattle Met’s design and architecture department. He’s also the books guy on Culture Fiend,  a frequent contributor to service features and the Mudroom, and the Seattle Met coffee-expert-in-residence.

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.

Summer Festivals

Portraits from Upstream Music Fest and Summit

A week after Paul Allen's takeover of Pioneer Square, gaze upon the artists who made it worthwhile.

05/18/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

Caffeine Nation

Capitol Coffee Works Opens on Memorial Day

Grab a free drink and some cascara chocolate during the grand opening of Seattle Coffee Works' new location on the Pike/Pine corridor.

05/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Tune In

A Handy Guide to 'Twin Peaks' Viewing Parties

This Sunday, witness the return of David Lynch's cult classic at these local watering holes. There will be cherry pie specials and damn fine coffee cocktails, obviously.

05/16/2017 By Liz Weber and Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Photo Recap

Hundreds of artists. Unconventional venues. Here's a look back on the big weekend in Pioneer Square.

05/15/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 11–14

Jim Henson Con brings puppets to life, Upstream Music Fest takes over Pioneer Square, and two days of "Art Up, Chown Down" in PhinneyWood.

05/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists Announce Benefit Concert in Seattle

All proceeds from the acoustic show will go toward Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

05/10/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

The Extremely Weird Feminism of 'Cherdonna's Doll's House'

Washington Ensemble Theatre's new play (or maybe drag show?) is mostly a hot mess until it succeeds wildly.

05/03/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

See Val Kilmer as Mark Twain This Thursday Because Life Is Short

The veteran actor rolls into town with a filmed version of 'Citizen Twain,' the one-man show in which Val Kilmer is Mark Twain. What else do you need to know?

05/02/2017 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Seattle in 2017

A peek into the statistics, stories, and local history of the city’s most desirable locales for homebuyers.

04/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Belltown Brewing Is Back in Black

The former Bell and Whete may look a little elegant for a neighborhood brewpub, but it delivers a surprisingly raucous weekday happy hour.

04/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Accolades

Seattle's Wave Books Now Has a Pulitzer

Tyehimba Jess's 'Olio,' published by the Seattle-based independent press, takes home the 2017 prize in poetry.

04/10/2017 By Darren Davis

Mariner Munchies

Gaze Upon the New Food Offerings at Safeco Field

Ballard Pizza Company, Great State Burger, and Poquitos spinoffs join the opening day menu. Also toasted grasshoppers. Yes you read that right.

04/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Bar Charlie Lands Safely on Stone Way

How Wallingford's seaplane bar balances its theme while keeping things casual.

03/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Keep Indoor Plants

Springtime is the right time to fill your home with new life.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

City of Lit

A Final Chapter for APRIL Festival

As the annual celebration of independent literature says goodbye, the writing community reflects on the fest that brought them all together.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Opening Dispatch

Ghost Note Coffee Now Open in Capitol Hill

Seattle's next wave of coffee has a new member with a novel approach to brew-by-the-cup.

03/14/2017 By Darren Davis

From Page to Stage

'Pop-Up Magazine' Goes Live at Town Hall

The traveling multimedia event brings together authors, visual artists, podcasters, musicians and reporters to capture the essence of a general interest magazine live on stage.

03/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Surprise Highs

There's More Than One Way to Consume Marijuana. Many More.

Now that it’s legal, the marijuana marketplace is seeing all manner of new products surface. Here, 5 things to be on the lookout for around town.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis