Assistant Editor (Arts)

Seth Sommerfeld runs the arts department at Seattle Met, crafting the magazine's On the Town section, editing the Culture Fiend blog, and contributing to reader service features such as “The Ultimate Seahawks Guide” and the front-of-the-book department, Mudroom.

Seth has written about music and culture for Rolling Stone, Spin, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Charleston Post and Courier, Syracuse Post-Standard, and Billings Gazette. He also extensively covered the NBA Draft for years for Fox Sports and NBADraft.net, and was published as part of Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology.

Originally from Billings, Montana, Seth first lived in Washington while earning an undergraduate degree in journalism and broadcasting at Gonzaga University. He followed up those studies at Syracuse University, where he earned a master’s degree in arts journalism.

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Longreads and Chill

A Seattle Met Longform List for Coronavirus Quarantine

This is a long quarantine for someone with nothing to read about. Here are five stories to get you through the social distancing doldrums.

03/13/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work January 20–23

A transcontinental dinner, a tech-industry takedown, and the return of Peat Week.

01/20/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Puck Yes

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Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato brings championship bona fides to the forthcoming team.

09/26/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Pioneer Square Right Now

Seattle's historic district lays claim to long-lived institutions and newcomers alike.

09/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do June 28–30

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06/28/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Sweet Treats

30 Places to Get Your Sugar Fix in Seattle

A miniature guide to Seattle's dessert scene. All-star cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, and doughnuts abound.

03/25/2019 By Nosh Pit Staff

Best of the City

Seattle's James Beard–Winning Restaurants

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03/05/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

KeyArena

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It's official.

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Sponsored Content

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11/30/2018

Bravo Bravo Bravo

Seattle Symphony Wins Orchestra of the Year

Gramophone selected our symphony as its first-ever international Orchestra of the Year.

09/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Wine Warden

How Sean Chose the Most Exciting Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/11/2018

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner June 6–12

The week in which: Babirusa kicks off summer with a pig roast, Mariela Camacho hosts a Mexican bakery workshop, and a whole slew of Seattle spots serve up negronis—for a good cause.

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Festival Prep

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Advice and thoughts for navigating that lineup poster, from big font to small.

05/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Zoning

Seattle City Council Approves Changes to Reduce Parking Requirements

Council members voted 7-1 in favor of the bill.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Food Media

Edouardo Jordan Is Having a Really Good Week

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03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

5 Important Takeaways from Durkan's State of the City Speech

"These crises has been years in the making and will not be fixed overnight."

02/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Best of Seattle Met

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Holiday Spirits

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