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.

Arts Notice

At SAM’s Victorian Radicals Emphasis Lands Heavily on the Victorian

As history, the museum’s new exhibit is fascinating—so much so that the text can overwhelm the art.

06/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Final Encore

Seattle Symphony Conductor Ludovic Morlot Goes Out with a Bang

The music director closes his eighth and final season at the front of Seattle Symphony this week.

06/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

ACT Theatre’s Pass Over Is Wrenching and Stunning

Antoinette Nwandu’s play mashes up Samuel Beckett, the Bible, and modern America.

06/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Changing Art Guard

Seattle Art Museum Announces Its Next Director

Amada Cruz will leave the Phoenix Art Museum and replace Kimerly Rorschach at SAM.

06/10/2019 By Stefan Milne

Cinematic Hacks

A Guide to Seattle's Outdoor Movie Scene

Where to watch cinema in the open air, with a little something extra.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Brainy Beach Reads

10 PNW Books to Bring to the Beach

Recent releases with Northwest bona fides.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

10 Seattle Events to Catch This June

Our conductor says farewell, Tacocat’s back, and Hannah Gadsby follows up Nanette.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Loving Death

Jane Wong’s Work Brightly Haunts the Frye

The poet’s new museum exhibition invites you to the table to engage physically with history and its ghosts.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

Rejuvenating Work-Arounds Brighten a Magnolia Kitchen

Designer Allison Lind updates a kitchen—new paint, selective cabinetry—without gutting it.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Mr. Beanless

Is Coffeeless Coffee the Next Impossible Burger?

The founders of Atomo have created a purportedly more sustainable coffee—in a lab, without using a single bean.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

11 Songs for Sunny Seattle Days

Our localish list of tracks released in the last year.

05/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Localish Lit

Riots I Have Known Is a Deeply Funny Prison Book

Ryan Chapman's smart, freewheeling first novel sends up both prison and literary life.

05/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 16–21

This week three movies with Seattle connections hit the festival: 'Sword of Trust,' 'Good Kisser,' and 'Frances Ferguson.'

05/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Seattle Arts and Lectures' New Schedule Is Here

Patti Smith! Malcolm Gladwell! Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey! Ta-Nehisi Coates!

05/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sounds to the North

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Returns This Week

Wolf Parade, Travis Thompson, and the Coathangers come to Everett for the festival’s sixth year.

05/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Live Journalism

The Pop-Up Magazine Spring Issue Comes to Town

The performed publication takes the stage at Benaroya Hall on May 15.

05/09/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hopped Up

11 Essential Seattle Beer Week Events

The 11-day festival kicks off May 9. Here's a day-by-day guide to our picks.

05/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Movie Review

What Is the Point of Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?

Yeah, casting Zac Efron as Ted Bundy is silly. But there are deeper problems.

05/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Shows to See at May Art Walk

A revered Seattle artist, some drawings of hallucinatory color, and Mount Analogue’s final show.

05/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Cinema Paradiso

The 2019 Seattle International Film Festival Schedule Is Here

410 films. 86 countries. 25 days. Get to it.

05/01/2019 By Stefan Milne