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

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

Local Traditions

Land of the Sweets Remains December's Best Date Night

'The Burlesque Nutcracker' at the Triple Door is still fun, flirty, and inclusive.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Feature

Spell Casters, a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Origin Story

A Boeing employee and a mathematician dreamed up a new kind of collectible card game in a Seattle parking lot 25 years ago. They couldn’t have known Magic: The Gathering would change the gaming world forever.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: December 14–17

See Charlie Brown in real life, have a Sassy Brassy Holiday with the Seattle Men's Chorus, and explore food and identity at Tender Table.

12/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Monday Mourning

That Sure Didn't Go Very Well

The Sounders failed to execute any sort of game plan and thus Toronto FC took home the 2017 MLS Cup.

12/11/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: December 7–10

Choreographer Kate Wallich's presents Dream Dances, Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton serenades Benaroya Hall, and a different sort of Sugar Plum Fairy at Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

12/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

Witness a Nervous Breakdown Unfold in Real Time with 'The Humans'

Seattle Rep's production of the 2016 Tony Award–winner for Best Play serves turkey with a side of tremendous anxiety.

12/05/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: November 30–December 3

Check in to 'Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn' at 5th Avenue Theatre, experience what's new in dance at Next Fest NW, and cast your vote for a good cause at The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition.

11/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Television

'Parts Unknown' Cut a Segment About Sexual Harassment in Tech

Nikki Barron of Techbridge Girls says the show cut her conversation with Bourdain but kept her in the closing montage. She was also unaware the episode would feature a segment on virtual reality porn, which would have been a deal breaker.

11/29/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

Your Guide to Seattle Holiday Events, 2017

Feel merry in Seattle this year with a trip down Candy Cane Lane, or take in the ‘The Nutcracker’—ballet or burlesque, your choice.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle, December 2017

Hillary Clinton reveals ‘What Happened,’ Jay Z arrives on the ‘4:44 Tour,’ and Velocity Dance Center gets disruptive.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

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