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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Andrew Villeneuve Takes On Tim Eyman

Don’t freak out or anything, but the future of our state could hinge on the work of a 24-year-old college student who lives with his parents. Meet Andrew Villeneuve, computer geek, scourge of the right wing, and the only person who leaves Tim Eyman speech

08/19/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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UW Gets Robotics Funding

The $18.5 million the University of Washington just bagged from the National Science Foundation will no doubt lead to some impressive robotics. The school—along with MIT and San Diego State University—is tasked with establishing and maintaining the Engine

08/19/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Pioneer Square on the Rise

The Pioneer Square neighborhood maintains much of its original Romanesque Revival and Victorian architecture, yet dozens of empty storefronts leave the regal buildings looking like toothless smiles. But you’d be hard-pressed to call Pioneer Square dead, S

07/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Feature

The Girl on the Bridge

The Aurora Bridge was the Northwest’s most notorious suicide site for 80 years. After one man’s plan to finally erect a fence to deter fatalities was stalled, a race unfolded to save one last jumper.

06/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Mayor McGinn to Media: No House Calls, Please

It’s 10pm. Do you know where Mayor McGinn is? Should you?

06/24/2011 By James Ross Gardner

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode 12

A mystery email account supplies a new set of clues—just in time for next week’s finale.

06/13/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Market Insider

Meet the Ghosts That Haunt the Market

Mercedes Yaeger, owner of Market Ghost Tours, introduces Pike Place’s most distinguished ghouls.

06/03/2011 By James Ross Gardner

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode Nine

Day nine, the day AMC’s gloomiest show declared war on boulders.

05/23/2011 By James Ross Gardner

History

The Day Pike Place Market Almost Died (Again)

How Victor Steinbrueck and his family saved Pike Place Market from demolition (twice).

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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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

Article

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