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

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

100 Best Shops

5 Local Toy Stores for Kids and Adults Alike

Toys for both children and inner children. Simple pleasures don’t require a special occasion.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Long Live Analog: Seattle's 11 Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

Seattle's 100 Best Little Shops

A road map to Seattle’s retail scene: the old, the new, the hip, and the hidden.

10/22/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

Explainer

The Fine Print on Jenny Durkan's Free Community College Plan

Jenny Durkan wants to offer free community college tuition for Seattle public high school students. What does the Seattle Promise plan mean—and what would it cost?

10/20/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 19–22

Seattle Art Museum's new Andrew Wyeth exhibit opens, 'Evil Dead' gets the musical treatment, and Depeche Mode graces KeyArena.

10/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

A User-Friendly Guide to Lit Crawl Seattle 2017

There's no earthly way to see every reading at this year's bookworm bar hop. So pick one of these four themed routes to get the most out of your crawl.

10/18/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 12–15

Cherdonna Shinatra at On the Boards, Seattle author Richard Chiem's book release party, and 5th Avenue Theatre's new (and timely) production of 'Ragtime.'

10/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Fiendish Conversation

Marc Kenison (aka Waxie Moon) Won't Shut Up About Opera

The celebrated drag and burlesque performer chats about his (non-singing) opera debut in 'The Barber of Seville,' and why he's now totally obsessed with the artform.

10/11/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 5–8

The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival arrives, Nick Offerman brings both beard and wisdom to the Moore, and Bandaloop defies gravity at Meany Hall.

10/05/2017 By Darren Davis