Editor at Large

James Ross Gardner is the former editor in chief of Seattle Met. During his time as top editor the magazine won numerous awards, including the national City and Regional Magazine Association's award for general excellence, twice (in 2015 and 2018). While at Seattle Met, James's writing has garnered 14 first place awards from the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been a finalist for seven national CRMA awards. His work has also appeared in Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times, among others. He lives in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood.

Opinion

Isn't It Weird: March Madness Edition

A lot of weird stuff going on lately. Uber, Lyft, SideCar. The tunnel. $15 minimum wage. And the Washington State Democrats.

03/19/2014 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

Hopped Up

Two Beer Anniversaries = Two Anniversary Beers

The Pine Box and Standard Brewing are marking some milestones this week with hurry-up-and-get-them special releases.

03/19/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Film

(Socialist) Spring in the City at Northwest Film Forum

Red Renewal: Seattle's Socialist Spring brings political action to the big screen

03/19/2014 By Josh Feit

Design Envy

Seattle Modern Home Tour 2014 At a Glance

The annual architecture tour returns with six lust-worthy new specimens.

03/18/2014 By Angela Cabotaje

Urbanism

Pedestrian Chronicles: No Stadium Access from Stadium Light Rail Station

Light rail would make more sense if it was pedestrian-friendly.

03/14/2014 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Is Washington State Ready for the Senior Boom?

There's a lot of talk this session in Olympia about investing in our kids. What about our seniors?

03/10/2014 By Jerry Reilly

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week In Restaurant News: Look, New Projects That Aren't in Pioneer Square!

Pork chops in Ballard, ramen in Bellevue, and a historic sandwich shop in Redmond. Okay, fine—some cool Pioneer Square news, too.

03/07/2014 By Malcolm Griffes

CIty Hall

Council Member Nick Licata: Open Up Cop Discipline Process

Council member Nick Licata has some ideas for opening up the "Twilight Zone" that is SPD's misconduct appeals and grievance process.

03/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Former Democratic House Member to Run as Republican

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring born-again Republicans, teacher evaluations, and moratoriums.

03/06/2014 By Morning Fizz

Oeno Files

A Weeknight Wine Pick from Aragona's Jackson Rohrbaugh

Just your typical expat Spanish rocket scientist turned winemaker, producing some delicious Washington wines from Iberian grapes.

03/05/2014 By Genie Leslie

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "It's Very Difficult ... to Get Everybody to Agree."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: leadership and lack of leadership.

03/03/2014 By Morning Fizz

Seattle Ultimate Lunch Guide

25 Drop-Dead Extraordinary Sandwiches

The best things between two (or three or four) slices of bread in Seattle.

03/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Annotated Space

Seattle Is Infamous in PlayStation 4’s New Hit Game

Take an in-depth look at how Bellevue’s Sucker Punch Productions made the Emerald City the star of Infamous: Second Son.

03/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

One Question

Sally Clark Responds to Critics of Her Ridesharing Compromise

One question about yesterday's long-awaited ridesharing vote for city council member Sally Clark.

02/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Travel Shopping

Sub Pop Opening a Store in Sea-Tac Airport

We were into Concourse C way before anyone else had heard of it.

02/26/2014 By Allison Williams

Reel World

How to Write an Oscar-Nominated Screenplay

Whidbey Island's Bob Nelson wrote the Oscar nominated film Nebraska—and he has only his time on Seattle’s Almost Live! to blame.

02/24/2014 By James Ross Gardner

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Waivers, Wages, and Really Small Housing

Our daily roundup.

02/20/2014 By Erica C. Barnett