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.

Guest Opinion

What to Expect in a Mayoral Transition

Politics professor Marco Lowe explains the transition period and what's at stake.

11/07/2017 With Marco Lowe

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Breakfast in a Glass

Cowabunga’s Sunday Brunch has their Bloody Mary game on lock

10/31/2017

Ticket Alert

Industrial Revelation Announce Björk Tribute Show

The lauded Seattle jazz outfit will cover Bjork's 'Homogenic,' in its entirety, for the groundbreaking album's 20th anniversary.

10/25/2017 By Darren Davis

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Maslow’s by FareStart is Hitting its Stride

This full-service restaurant and bar is luring diners, thanks to Chef Wayne Johnson’s innovative menu and a space generously donated and equipped by Amazon.

10/23/2017

100 Best Shops

Meet Seattle's New Crop of Plant Stores

5 shops to help you breathe a little life into your home or office.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Feature

Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

Three decades after its creation in Seattle, the cinnamon roll purveyor maintains a novel sway over our appetites and, thanks to a certain flamboyant, corrupt attorney, some unexpected TV fame.

10/23/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kyle Johnson

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Welcome to Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

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10/20/2017

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The Best of Honolulu

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10/20/2017

Get Lit

A User-Friendly Guide to Lit Crawl Seattle 2017

There's no earthly way to see every reading at this year's bookworm bar hop. So pick one of these four themed routes to get the most out of your crawl.

10/18/2017 By Darren Davis

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Shake, garnish, and enjoy!

The Mule, the Paloma, the Whiskey Sour - three classic cocktails that can bring a refreshing twist to any party or evening.

10/17/2017

Get Wet Hops

5 Fresh Hop Beers Worth Checking Out

They’re only around for a little longer.

10/17/2017 By Stefan Milne

In Print

A Redesign the Size of Seattle

Why Seattle Met just got bigger.

10/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Yessssss

Mutsuko Soma's Kamonegi Officially Opens on October 13

Tangles of elegant handmade soba noodles plus thoughtfully done tempura equals everything you need.

10/11/2017 By Rosin Saez

King County

King County Council Will Likely Reject I-27

Voters in February could be given a two-part option on supervised consumption sites.

10/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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Arthur Miller’s Classic Play Now Onstage at ACT Theatre

Lust, conspiracy, and revenge fuel this reimagined take on The Crucible

10/10/2017

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: October 2017

A new solo show from Shawn Huckins, Soil Gallery celebrates the stories and people of Yesler Terrace, and a big party at Party Hat.

10/05/2017 By Darren Davis

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The 6 Best Reasons to Shop Kai Market

From Sushi Burritos to a Poke Bar

10/03/2017

Mayor's Race 2017

Catching Up on Seattle's Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon are ramping up their policy game.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Baked Goods Abound

Bakery Nouveau's Burien location is open, with R and M Dessert Bar coming to Capitol Hill next month.

09/29/2017 By Rosin Saez

Police Accountability

Seattle Police Will Internally Manage Off-Duty Work

Mayor Tim Burgess signed an executive order to establish an internal, civilian-run office for SPD to oversee officers' secondary jobs.

09/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine