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.

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: State of the City, Learning to Fail, and Boycotting McPoverty

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/18/2014 By Genie Leslie

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Claiming Victory

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring Kumbayas, victories, boycotts, and announcements.

02/17/2014 By Morning Fizz

Visual Art

The Playful Diversity of Miró at SAM

Seattle Art Museum's Miró: The Experience of Seeing showcases the vibrancy and variety of the Spanish artist's late works.

02/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance

Mark Morris and His 'Love Song Waltzes' Head to the Paramount

The Seattle-raised choreographer and director talks about his company's upcoming performance.

02/11/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Isn't it Weird

Isn't It (Kinda) Weird: Who's Missing at City Hall

Some weird things we noticed about who Mayor Murray axed.

02/10/2014 By Josh Feit

Tick Tock

7 Sure-Thing Last Minute Gift Stops for Valentine's Day

Your guide to Seattle shops for finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift (and looking like you spent weeks searching for it).

02/10/2014 By Amanda Zurita

Theater Review

Most Memorable Moments from WET's 'Ed, Downloaded'

Archiving the moments we'll remember from Washington Ensemble Theatre's new sci-fi play about a digital hereafter.

02/07/2014 By Jessie Beebe and Jeremy G. Novak

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Victory Parade, Wednesday at 11

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: a victory parade, a flub, a missed opportunity, and more.

02/03/2014 By Morning Fizz

Habitat

Trend Alert: Brass, Copper, and Gold Shine at Home

Warm metallic finishes are the decor accents of the moment.

02/01/2014 By Angela Cabotaje

Seattleites Guide to PDX

The Most Portlandy Hotel Rooms in Portland

Yes, you can even sleep in a caravan.

02/01/2014 Edited by Allison Williams

Mudroom

The Hero We Need

The first teenage Muslim superhero girl will come to life at a kitchen table in Seattle.

02/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Washington Ensemble Theatre's Ali el-Gasseir

The director of 'Ed, Downloaded' discusses the show's sci-fi heart and the Ensemble's upcoming relocation.

01/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Rainmakers

The Cartoon Network

After a year of heartache, loss, and financial struggle, Fantagraphics asked its fans for a miracle.

01/02/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Mergers

The Marginally Scandalized Seattleite’s Guide to Recent Tech Mergers

Taser’s purchase of a local photo-sharing startup is weird, but it isn’t the weirdest.

12/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Profile

An Inconvenient Cure

When Timothy Brown contracted HIV in the early 1990s, the virus was a death sentence. A cure 12 years later—the cure no scientist in the world believed existed at first—originated in the last place he would ever expect.

12/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Explainer

Marijuana, Seed to Sale

Between November 18 and December 18, the Washington State Liquor Control Board will accept license applications for marijuana producers, processors, and retailers. Here’s how pot will get from the grow-op to the pipe bowl.

11/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Now in a Can

Airways Brewing Serves Up Another Seasonal Stout

The world didn't end... so coconuts!

10/08/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Department of Nostalgia

Redhook Releases Winterhook for the 29th Time

A beer tradition so old, Reagan could have gotten his Cold War buzz on this way

09/24/2013 By James Ross Gardner