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.

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Sen. Andy Hill Version

The day's winners and losers.

10/28/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Editor's Note

Serve and Protect

10/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Sugar Rush

An Opening Day for Nuflours, Capitol Hill's New Gluten-Free Bakery

A bonanza of wheatless confections await.

09/24/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Sound and Fury

Remember where you were when the Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl?

09/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Editor's Note

Can't We All Just Not Get Along?

The passage of the $15 minimum wage law and its lessons.

08/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: What Sawant Hopes to Accomplish

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring Carrasco, aPodments, exaggerated voters' guide claims, and transit equals safety

07/23/2014 By Morning Fizz

Marijuana

You Put Your Weed in It

Meet three people pushing the limits of Seattle’s new, tasty, and legally dubious frontier of marijuana edibles.

07/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: RN74’s Michael Rupp

“Anything someone on reality TV can do, I can do better.”

06/20/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Shopportunity

Bitters Co. Annual Barn Sale

Trek to Skagit Valley for a sale inside a barn.

06/17/2014 By Emma Ranniger

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/16/2014 By Josh Feit

International Affairs

Crimea in Seattle: The War at Home

How events a world away are making things tense between Washington state’s estimated 35,000 Ukrainians and their fellow former Soviet Union citizens.

06/02/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Garden City

The Botany of Urban Desire

Sarah Bergmann's Pollinator Pathway combines art, ecology, and urban planning. Just don't call it a bee thing.

05/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Sporting Life

Autism’s New Challengers

Seahawks GM John Schneider made Seattle a thing of sports legend. Now he and his wife are a defensive line for families burdened with the costs of treating autism.

05/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

What Lies Beneath

What Stopped the World’s Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine Just 1,000 Feet Into Its Journey?

And how does a city growing as fast as Seattle avoid erasing its past?

05/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Feature

The Trouble with Shaken Baby Syndrome

After three decades and thousands of accusations and fractured lives, medical and legal experts are challenging shaken baby syndrome as a diagnosis. And as one family's saga demonstrates, we can't wait any longer to get it right.

04/02/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Wait, What?

Russell Wilson On a Baseball Card?

It shows the Seahawks’ star QB in a Texas Rangers uniform, but don’t worry. He’s not going anywhere.

04/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Feast and Desist

The Pastry That Must Not Be Named

Seattle bakers brave enough to riff on this labor-intensive treat have come up with their own monikers.

04/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Healthcare, Compost Drive, and the Second Annual PATH Ride

Today's pick for civic nerds.

03/28/2014 By Genie Leslie

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Income Inequality, a Stand for Compassion, and Healthcare

Today's picks for civic nerds.

03/27/2014 By Genie Leslie

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That ... Abortion Opponents and Parking Proponents

Some weird things we noticed in the Supreme Court and at music clubs.

03/25/2014 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett