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 Present Is Female

The 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle

These are the women shaping Seattle, the region, and beyond.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine, Ciara O'Rourke, Rosin Saez, Allecia Vermillion, Allison Williams, Darren Davis, and James Ross Gardner

The Battle of Porktown

Oh, Hey—Here's the Carlile Room's 'Hamilton'-Themed Menu

Buns. And nips. And firearm-themed sips.

01/31/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Bar Stool Dispatch

Mr. Darcy’s, Belltown's Lowkey Cocktail and Wine Bar

Good prices, a friendly staff, a low noise levels make this a solid addition to Second Ave.

01/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

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

Algorithm Nation

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Just as Biased as Humans

A growing group of data scientists is grappling with what’s fair—and how to fix it.

01/25/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

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

Gilty Pleasures

Stay Golden in Gilded Jewelry

These days gold jewelry is everywhere. And Seattle is hailing its gilded return with hardware that’s both elegant and bold.

01/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Barstool Dispatch

5 Tasting Rooms to Try in SoDo

As wineries, distilleries, and breweries boom in the neighborhood, it’s quickly becoming the sampling capital of the city

01/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: January 22–26

Blow off steam with five female-fronted bands at Lo-Fi, experience live reenactments of guilty pleasure books, and learn all there is to know about sourdough.

01/22/2018 By Manola Secaira

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

News Roundup

Top Stories: Government Shutdown, Seattle Women's March, and Statutes of Limitation

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/19/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

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

Breaking News

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Pullman officers discovered his body with a suicide note, according to police.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 3–9

The week in which: Barnacle throws a Roman disco bash, MarketFront's home to a boozy hot chocolate bar, plus wine-fueled painting sessions.

01/03/2018 By Diane Stephani