Deputy Editor

Matthew Halverson edits Seattle Met’s award-winning Mudroom department, oversees its arts coverage, writes the Quote Unquote department and narrative features, and writes and edits service features.

Matthew joined the magazine as a senior editor in 2008 after a three-year stint as the executive editor of St. Louis magazine. Since then, his writing has earned eight Society of Professional Journalist awards and has been a finalist for three City and Regional Magazine awards, including his essay on shopping for a house while navigating a divorce (“This Must Be the Place”). In 2014, Mudroom won the CRMA award for best magazine department.

Seattle is home now, but Matthew’s heart will always be in the Midwest, where he grew up and eventually earned a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When he’s not in the office, he’s working around his house in West Seattle and building spaceships out of Legos with his son. And despite his title, no, he doesn’t wear a badge.

Hope and Resistance

The Syllabus We Need in Trump's America

Education comes in a lot of forms: historical context, contemporary truths, knowledge of self. And chances are, we’ll need a little of all three to survive our new postfact reality. Here’s where to start.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Civil Discourse

There Are Trump Voters in Washington. Go Talk to Them.

“Listen to understand—not to respond.”

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Politics

Here’s How to Cope with a Trump Presidency

First step: Stop wallowing in despair.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

In Trump’s America, Varisha Khan Remains Unbowed

The UW student is a pillar of Seattle’s Muslim community.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

What to Have on Hand When That Big Earthquake Finally Hits

A Seattle dietitian explains how to pack for the apocalypse.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

Can E-Assist Bikes Save Bike Share?

Pronto is dead, but the city hasn’t given up on the concept.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Conspiracies

There's More to the Howard Schultz News Than You Think

The clues are right in the photo.

12/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Best Worst Things

Shameless in Seattle, 2016 Edition

The year in stupid. (Can we just blame Trump for all of this?)

11/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by T. M. Detwiler

Quote Unquote

Inderpal Singh Is on a Nationwide Mission to Demystify Sikhism

“This turban represents equality and helping people in need.”

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

Can King County Afford to Ground Its Search and Rescue Helicopter?

The county flies one of just two such choppers in the state.

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

How I Got Here

Meet the Person Responsible for the Collectible Figures You Can’t Get Away From

“I’m not sure why other companies haven’t copied what we’ve done.”

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

EXCLUSIVE: Unedited First Draft of Chris Hansen's Arena Letter

Read the *totally real and in no way made up* letter declaring his true feelings about privately financing a new home for the Sonics.

10/26/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Trust Exercise

The Psychological Effects of Online Hoaxes Might Actually Be Beneficial

The truth is out there…maybe?

10/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

Should You Go to GeekGirlCon?

A helpful flowchart for the event that runs October 8 & 9.

09/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

Devastating Injuries Have Kept the Dangers of High School Football in the Spotlight

A year after two high schoolers suffered devastating injuries playing the game, is it any safer?

09/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson