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

Ticket Alert

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ciara, and the Seattle Symphony Team Up for a Benefit Concert Hosted by Russell Wilson

This one-night-only performance will raise money for youth social equity programs and improved access to the arts.

02/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Design a Home Office

Work better from home, and look good doing it, with a designated room or just a productive corner of the kitchen.

02/05/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: February 1–4

'Swan Lake' returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet, emerging Native writers Terese Mailhot and Tommy Orange discuss their new work, and artist Humaira Abid reveals 'My Shame' at ArtXchange.

02/01/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: February 2018

PNB returns to ‘Swan Lake,’ Seattle Symphony feels the whimsy with ‘La La Land,’ and artist Humaira Abid puts taboo on display.

02/01/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

Meet Courtney Sheehan, Cinema Nerd Turned Administrative Mastermind

The Northwest Film Forum is in good hands with Sheehan at the helm.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

How The Evergrey Fosters Community in Ever-Growing Seattle

Anika Anand and Mónica Guzmán have a simple mission: to help Seattleites feel connected to their city, and to one another.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

Two WNBA Championships. Four Olympic Gold Medals. Yup—Sue Bird Is a Baller.

Oh, and she’s also the WNBA’s all-time assist leader.

01/31/2018 By Darren Davis

Theater

Hamilton Gets His Shot in Seattle

With the Broadway sensation debuting in Seattle this month, lead Joseph Morales talks inheriting the iconic role originated by Lin-­Manuel Miranda.

01/26/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: January 25–28

Conceptual artist Tavares Strachan explores obfuscated truth at the Frye, National Geographic Live shares images taken from the International Space Station, and Belgian brews aplenty at Seattle Center.

01/25/2018 By Darren Davis

Shady in Seattle

The Final Installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Hits Theaters This Month

Time to toast Seattle’s most surprising cultural cameo.

01/25/2018 By Darren Davis

Big Homecoming

Pearl Jam Announces 2 Seattle Shows, Pledges Money to Combat Homelessness

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will play a pair of "Home Shows" at Safeco Field in August, with at least $1 million in proceeds going toward local homelessness initiatives.

01/22/2018 By Darren Davis

The Sporting Life

10 Reasons Why Our New NHL Team Should Be Called the Seattle Roasters

A possible shortlist of Seattle hockey team names dropped today, but missing among them is the one obvious choice.

01/19/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: January 18–21

It's time to hit the streets again with Seattle Women's March 2.0, Washington State Poet Laureate (and Seattle's first Civic Poet) Claudia Castro Luna shares her newest collection, and comedian Lewis Black gets angry.

01/18/2018 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Straight White Men' Just Doesn't Work as Intended

Questionable performances mire Washington Ensemble Theatre's sold out family drama about white privilege and progressive obliviousness.

01/16/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: January 11–14

Mozart's romance romp brings the laughs at Seattle Opera, artist Dakota Gearhart dreams up a new kind of makeup tutorial video, and the last weekend to see Andrew Wyeth at Seattle Art Museum.

01/11/2018 By Darren Davis

Taking a Knee

Michael Bennett Featured on Poignant 'New Yorker' Cover

The Seahawks defensive end and vocal civil rights activist appears alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Colin Kaepernick.

01/08/2018 By Darren Davis

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: January 8–11

Get into the head of David Sedaris at one of his Workshop Readings, celebrate eight years of Ghost Gallery (and say goodbye to the current location), and watch the sci-fi flick 'Moon' with a live band.

01/08/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: January 2018

St. Vincent blesses the Moore Theatre, ‘Two Trains Running’ explores gentrification in the late ‘60s, and Lewis Black yells about Trump.

12/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Remodel Your Bathroom without Getting Overwhelmed

Planning to liven up the loo? Here’s what to focus on.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Visual Art

Mount Analogue Is an Arts Space Unlike Anywhere Else in Seattle

Colleen Louise Barry’s bookstore, gallery, and community venue is the collaborative arts hub this city deserves.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis