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

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6 Reasons Why Washington’s Wine Scene Is the Real Deal

Don’t miss your chance to experience it first hand at Taste Washington’s 21st Anniversary this year.

02/19/2018

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: February 15–18

'Figuring History' opens at Seattle Art Museum, the Noir City film festival revisits some genre classics, and pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays Beethoven, Scriabin, and Schubert.

02/15/2018 By Darren Davis

Shadow Play

How One Theatre Troupe Keeps Shadow Puppetry Alive in Seattle

Sgt. Rigsby and His Amazing Silhouettes pays tribute to shadow puppetry's ancient traditions with topical (sometimes raunchy) performances that often dissect themes of trauma and loss.

02/15/2018 By Manola Secaira

Fun with Listicles

Pizza Time: A Compendium of Seattle's Superb Slices

From thickly cut squares to slender rounds with crusts so golden Louis-Camille Maillard himself would swoon.

02/07/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff Edited by Rosin Saez

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: February 7–13

The week in which: Tavolàta turns 11, Omega Ouzeri hosts a Fat Thursday party, and Pike Brewing brings us a chocolate fest.

02/07/2018 By Diane Stephani

Your Best Shot

Reader’s Lens: February 2018

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be featured!)

02/06/2018

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

News You Can Booze

New Bar Black Cat Slinks into Belltown

Canon alumni, Dustin Haarstad chef Andrew Cross, along with Paul Blake of Unicorn are opening a watering hole on First Avenue with plenty of old soul.

02/05/2018 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Brain Freezes and Ramen Fixes

Plus, Floret brings a vegetarian dining option to SeaTac Airport.

02/02/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

Opening Dispatch

Cafe Flora's Airport Sibling, Floret, Brings Vegetarian Food to Sea-Tac February 6

Cinnamon rolls. Oaxaca Tacos. Stumptown espresso and plenty of pre-flight cocktails.

02/02/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty Garners Support in Washington

Can Washington become the next state to permanently ditch the death penalty?

02/02/2018 By Manola Secaira

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

The Women's Issue

In Seattle, the History Is Female Too

Five women who shaped this city.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Women's Issue

What's Next for Nikkita Oliver?

She may not have won the mayorship this time around—but she's not going to let that stop her from being a voice for the people.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine