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.

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A View to a Kill

Body cams would turn cops into cinematographers. But everyone’s a critic.

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Geek: Knows How to Fold ’Em

Watch Dr. James Porter, director of surgical robotics at the Swedish Medical Center, demonstrate the da Vinci surgical robot folding a piece of paper into an airplane the size of a penny.

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Seattle Bookshelf

In West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food from San Diego to the Canadian Border, Seattle native Anna Roth blends history and narrative as she follows her appetite up and down the coast.

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode Six

More suspects. More clues. Fewer crimes against Seattle verisimilitude.

05/02/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Pop Cult: Green Lantern Rock

Get the latest on nerdcore Seattle band Kirby Krackle. Their comic book inspired music has been enjoying an uptick in interest recently due to the upcoming release of the movie Green Lantern.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Seattle Bookshelf

Seattle writer Erik Larson—author of the best selling book The Devil in the White City—is back with his latest offering In the Garden of Beasts.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Would You Survive the Big One at the Office?

Can your office building withstand an earthquake?

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Weekend Pass

Weekend Getaway: Tacoma’s Heart of Glass

This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you'll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode Four

Spoiler: There are “all kinds of silences” in the latest ep—and a new suspect.

04/18/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Theater

Book-It Tackles Great Expectations

Seattle’s great book adaptor presents literature’s most lovelorn orphan.

02/16/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Books & Talks

TONIGHT: Jonathan Evison at Elliott Bay Book Co

The Bainbridge Island author reads from his latest novel, West of Here.

02/16/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Feature

This Product Will Change Your Life

How a game, an actor, and mentor-driven startup program TechStars helped alter Seattle tech entrepreneurship (and maybe celebrities) forever.

02/01/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Bleep of Faith

Penn Jillette of Showtime’s Penn and Teller: Bullshit! doesn’t hate you.

01/18/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Film Review

Jeff Bridges Reprises an Old Role in Tron: Legacy

Too bad it’s the wrong old role.

12/16/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Who Nuked My Cheese?

In November, workers at the decommissioned Hanford plutonium production site discovered mouse droppings that made their Geiger counters hiss like cats. Now the Hanforders are on the hunt for the radioactive mouse.

12/13/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Naked Hunch

Curt Lew, whose Bellevue-based Emit Technologies makes security equipment, says he and his team have built a less intrusive full-body scanner: the People Portal II.

12/13/2010 By James Ross Gardner

Get Out

52 Weekends

Getaways, adventures, and road trips for every weekend of the year.

12/10/2010 By James Ross Gardner With Lia Steakley Dicker, Olivia Margoshes, and Rachel Sturtz

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School of Knox

As former UW student and convicted murderer Amanda Knox comes up for appeal in an Italian courtroom, her most vigorous supporters come from her old high school, Seattle Prep.

11/08/2010 By James Ross Gardner

Exhibit

Battlestar Galactica Gets the Seattle Treatment

Holy frakking ship! The Cylons invade EMP—a recap.

10/26/2010 By James Ross Gardner

Cookbooks

What You Missed When You Missed Last Night’s Cookbook Author Roundtable

Aphrodisiacs, doughnuts, and the saddest oyster tale ever.

10/21/2010 By James Ross Gardner