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.

Met Picks

Your Guide to Seattle Holiday Events, 2017

Feel merry in Seattle this year with a trip down Candy Cane Lane, or take in the ‘The Nutcracker’—ballet or burlesque, your choice.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle, December 2017

Hillary Clinton reveals ‘What Happened,’ Jay Z arrives on the ‘4:44 Tour,’ and Velocity Dance Center gets disruptive.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Sponsored Content

Plan a Unique Fall Weekend Wine Getaway in Lake Chelan

Summer might be over, but the beauty and bounty of Lake Chelan is still in full swing.

11/28/2017

Franciscan Foundation

Franciscan Foundation- CHI Franciscan Health Signature Event

This year, CHI Franciscan Health celebrated and thanked the giving society members, generous individuals and corporations who, through their annual gifts, are ensuring exceptional healthcare for us all!

11/27/2017

100 Years of Activism

1982–84: The Trident Nuclear Submarine; Grassroots HIV Care

Plus, an occupation at Colman Elementary leads the way for the Northwest African American Museum.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1968: Birdwatchers and Mountaineers Defend the Wilderness

“They were then the fightingest and scrappiest outfit around.”

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1917–24: Seattle’s Anti-WWI Women and the General Strike Make News Worldwide

Plus: Washington voters reject the Ku Klux Klan.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

Review

“Alexa, What Is Chicharrón?”: 2120’s Big Amazon Gambit

In the heart of Amazonia, 2120 proves winning plates and corporate crowds aren’t mutually exclusive.

11/20/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Feature

How 'Real Change' Changes Lives

Some 300 people take to the Seattle streets and suburbs to sell 'Real Change,' the weekly homelessness, poverty, and social justice newspaper. They endure wet weather, indifference, and rejection—lots of rejection. Here’s why they still press on.

11/20/2017 By Brooke Jarvis

Black Hole Fun

How Nobel-Winning LIGO Lab Detects Gravitational Waves

The LIGO Hanford facility was part of a breakthrough discovery that won the Nobel Prize in October after scientists “heard” ­ripples in space-time. This isn’t science fiction, though—it’s a cosmic thriller.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

On The Rocks

Neighborhood in Flux: How Belltown Is Dealing with Its Growing Pains

Wedged between the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, this Seattle neighborhood is a gritty, historic icon of its own. And the community is fighting to keep it that way.

11/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Road Trip

How to Find Peace and Quiet in a Whistler That’s Bigger Than Ever

Under new Vail Resorts ownership, North America’s biggest ski mountain isn’t getting any smaller. But it does have some pockets of serenity.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Habitat

A Bold Remodel Breathes New Life into a 100-Year-Old Leschi Home

How the owners of this classic foursquare house brought the space up to their modern tastes without tossing away the old bones.

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis Photography by Haris Kenjar

Sad Times

The Atlantic Will Close Its Doors on November 17

"Of course we're sad to see the Atlantic go."

11/16/2017 By Rosin Saez

Sponsored Content

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail’s namesake pass.

11/15/2017

Fun With Listicles

Hey, Look—4 New Brunch Spots to Check Out

From cheddar waffles to lobster benedicts, these are places worth getting out of bed for.

11/13/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

Destinationworthy pizza, fiery Southeast Asian noodle soups, and a bounty of brunch: One of Seattle’s most storied neighborhoods also houses a lot of terrific food.

11/13/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Countdown to Cowabunga

Cowabunga Is Finally Here

The wait is over. A weekend of meat treats has arrived. But it's not all burgers and steak. Here are three things that aren't beef we're looking forward to.

11/10/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Film File

Ciao, Cinephiles! SIFF's Cinema Italian Style Starts This Week

The annual mini festival of films from the Appennine Penisula returns November 9. Here are some picks to keep on your radar.

11/08/2017 By Rosin Saez

Less Wasted

Can a Cocktail Be Sustainable?

A few local businesses are showing us what a more environmentally-friendly cocktail might look like.

11/07/2017 By Stefan Milne