Stefan Milne is the arts and culture editor for Seattle Met. He’s a Washington native and earned an M.A. in English from Central Washington University. He’s published journalism, fiction, and poetry in Gargoyle Magazine, The Stranger, and others. You can likely find him reading or cooking vegetables from his garden.

Cookbook Review

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food Presents an Easy, Compelling Route to Plant-Based Cooking

Local writer Hsiao-Ching Chou’s new cookbook is an exercise in exceptional approachability.

8:00am By Stefan Milne

Storied City

Seattle's Blue Moon Tavern and the Fight for Historical Buildings

The University District dive, featured in a new PBS show, turns 87 this year. Can it persist as a piece of living history?

01/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Reading the Comments

Bean Dad, Ken Jennings, and the Limits of Blaming a Platform

The 'Jeopardy!' star and his podcast cohost, John Roderick, found themselves at the center of a Twitter whirlwind this weekend.

01/05/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Artist Roger Shimomura Talks '100 Little White Lies'

The former Seattleite is showing 100 small paintings at Greg Kucera Gallery this month.

01/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hey Watch This

A Big Seattle Movie Guide: What to Watch and What to Skip

Old, new, major, minor—here’s our city, and sometimes our state, on the screen.

12/30/2020 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Auld Lang Sigh

Some Final 2020 Things to Do This New Year’s Eve in Seattle

No, you will not be “partying,” but have you considered crocheting a white flag of surrender?

12/29/2020 By Stefan Milne

Timeline

Everything That Happened in Seattle This Year, Non-Covid Edition

Covid-19 masked some major, and not so major, happenings in our city. We've got you covered.

12/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Ear Buds

10 Seattle Podcasts to Keep You Company This Winter

Plus three national podcasts with local episodes.

12/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

2020 Capsules

Budtenders Were Essential Workers This Year, Too

James Fields describes what it was like to manage Shoreline’s Dockside Cannabis in 2020.

12/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ecology Omen

How Does Frank Herbert's Dune Reflect the Northwest?

The book’s huge influence can make you forget its local legacy.

12/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Snow Tracks

14 Very Seattle Holiday Songs and Albums

From Bing Crosby's 1945 classic to a new Tomo Nakayama track.

12/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

Where to buy literature in a City of Literature.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Imposter Syndrome

How Among Us Became an Unlikely Mirror for 2020

In the year of QAnon and rampant disinformation, the video game from a Redmond studio went viral, reflected our weird year, and succumbed to subterfuge itself.

12/09/2020 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Ijeoma Oluo's Mediocre Unpacks White Male Supremacy

The writer’s follow-up to 'So You Want to Talk About Race' weaves troubled history into current events.

11/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

HBO’s The Mystery of D.B. Cooper Succumbs to America's Hijacker Obsession

In 1971, Cooper jumped from a plane, likely over Washington, with $200,000 and has never been found—but people keep trying.

11/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ear Buds

Why Do Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Have a Podcast Together?

The six-episode 'Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions' launched this week.

11/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Re-Bar and the Crocodile Are Moving, and That’s Fine

Neither building is the Showbox, people.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

In DMZ Colony, Don Mee Choi Defies Borders

The local writer’s third collection won a National Book Award.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Feature

Will Northwest Seaweed Farming Finally Take Off?

The potential is vast—for the environment, for nutrition, for Indigenous food sovereignty.

11/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Emerald Street Examines Seattle's Gem of a Hip-Hop Scene

Daudi Abe's new history book details our local hip-hop culture's identity: intelligent, idiosyncratic, progressive.

11/11/2020 By Stefan Milne