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.

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Shelf Lives

7 Seattle Books to Read This Fall

From Marcus Harrison Green's essay collection to a history of the 1991 Huskies by Mike Gastineau.

09/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Home (Page) Run

How the Garages Became Seattle’s Biggest Band

The 80-or-so-member international music collective, forged in the video game ‘Blaseball,’ is one of the best-selling Seattle artists on Bandcamp.

09/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Wish You Were Here

With Music Venues Open Again, Will Livestreaming Keep Its Place?

Two Seattle tech startups—LiveMo and LoudSwell—are betting on the longevity of this Covid-era trend.

09/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Box Office

Fall Events Ticket Guide

A guide to the ticketed marquee events this season—from concerts to theater to readings.

09/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

State of Play

What’s Driving Seattle’s Tabletop Gaming Renaissance?

Decades after Magic: The Gathering put this region on the map, the game scene is in bloom.

09/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

State of Play

5 Seattle Board and Card Game Stores Pick Local Favorites

From Pokémon to an anti-artichoke card game, check out picks from staff at Ballard's Mox Boarding House, Queen Anne's Blue Highway Games, and more.

08/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Well of course

Headed to a Seattle Theater? You Better Be Vaxxed.

Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle Symphony...

08/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Downtown Funk

Seattle’s All-BIPOC Burlesque Fest Shakes Up the Triple Door

Seattle's all-BIPOC festival comes to the city's most prominent burlesque venue.

08/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Drawn Out

11 Essential Seattle Graphic Novels and Comics

Gary Larson, G. Willow Wilson, Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Simon Hanselmann—the city’s a cartoon haven, from classic funny comics to horror.

08/06/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair Is Back

The second annual surrogate event also heralds First Thursday Art Walk's return.

08/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

International Locals

Washingtonians in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Jordan Chiles, Sue Bird, and many more.

07/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

A Rose for Emily

Seattle’s The Bachelor Is Way Better Than Hollywood’s

Andrew Palmer’s smart new novel is a fun and heady plunge into reality and identity.

07/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Pipelines

Pot Paraphernalia Makers Are Driving Glass Art Innovation

Turns out the Northwest is a pipemaking hub.

07/12/2021 By Stefan Milne

Opening Shots

After 15 Months, Here's What a Real Seattle Concert Looks Like

We headed to reopening night at Neumos to take in live music’s return.

07/08/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Chona Kasinger

don't call it a comeback

Seattle Center Will Have a New Music Festival This Labor Day Weekend

Day In Day Out, from the people behind Capitol Hill Block Party, features Chvrches, Chong the Nomad, Aminé, and Parisalexa.

07/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Concourse Pour

I Visited Sea-Tac’s Shot Bar Because Everything Is Weird Now

The walk-up popup is meant for the efficiency-minded imbiber.

07/02/2021 By Stefan Milne

Life’s a Beach

A Guide to a Very Seattle Beach Day

The best backdrops, reads, and drinks for all your lounging needs.

07/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Stefan Milne, and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Blowouts

What to Do In and Around Seattle for Fourth of July 2021

From fireworks to a local audio series about the first woman to run for president.

07/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Seattle, Go See Some Local Music This July

Venues are reopening and their schedules are full of Seattle musicians.

06/29/2021 By Stefan Milne