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

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

Shopping Spree

10 Unique Seattle Shops

Gifts and gags, baubles and boards—find it all at these retail gems.

09/21/2018 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

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

Habitat

Interior Design: How to Have Fun with Patterns

Achieve that good kind of visual clash in your home by layering shapes, textures, and colors.

04/30/2018 By Darren Davis

The Only Theater in Town

The Paramount's 1928 Opening Bash Brought a Bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest

As the most glamorous venue in Seattle throws its 90th birthday party this month, a look back on the 1928 grand opening celebration that welcomed a little bit of Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest.

04/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: May 2018

Khalid serenades audiences at the WaMu Theater, the Seattle International Film Festival kicks off, and Frye Art Museum explores the origins of impressionism.

04/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Bygone Eras

Why Can't Seattle Quit the '90s?

With the Mariners’ re-signing of 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle again proves its obsession with its glory days.

04/23/2018 By Darren Davis

Scene

The Biggest Comedy Club You (Probably) Haven't Heard Of

Dave and Angela Dennison own Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, one of the only old-school stand-up venues in the city. You may not know them, but you know the big name they booked this month.

03/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Habitat

A Colorful, Classic Update to a Queen Anne Craftsman

Ambitious paint choices liven up this Queen Anne home while accentuating its original touches.

03/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

Spirits, Sex, and Chaos at Pacific Northwest Ballet

This year's Director's Choice, which ends on Sunday, March 25, is an eclectic tasting menu of ballet with a wild finish.

03/23/2018 By Darren Davis

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Behold! Safeco Field's New Food Offerings

Din Tai Fung and Jack's BBQ headline a new lineup of grub options to pair with Mariners baseball. Please don't try to eat these photos.

03/22/2018 By Darren Davis

Festival Season

Upstream Music Fest and Summit 2018 Announces Full Lineup

The second annual Pioneer Square festival features Miguel, the Flaming Lips, and a reunited Jawbreaker along with hundreds of other acts.

03/15/2018 By Darren Davis

Homecoming

Ichiro's Back! Celebrate by Watching These Highlight Clips

It's official: The Seattle Mariners signed star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal, bringing the 44 year old back home to close out his career. Roll the footage!

03/07/2018 By Darren Davis

Party People

Father John Misty to Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

The partial lineup announcement for the 22nd annual Block Party also includes Dillon Francis, Brockhampton, Dude York and many more.

03/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Come Home Russ

Watch Russell Wilson Strike Out in His First At-Bat as a Yankee

The sight of our Seahawks quarterback in a New York Yankees uniform during spring training is confusing.

03/02/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 1–4

Pulitzer Prize–winner Tyehimba Jess talks poetry, Emerald City Comic Con fills downtown Seattle with cosplayers, and the legendary Herbie Hancock brings down the house at McCaw Hall.

03/01/2018 By Darren Davis

Dark Horse Dancer

After Years Orbiting the Spotlight, Choreographer Kim Lusk Prepares for Her First Full-Length Show

“When she’s creating a performance, she knows it’s completed by and with the people watching.”

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Major League Malaise

The Mariners Have the Longest Playoff Drought Across All Professional Sports in the U.S.

Seattle fans should own it with pride.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis