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.

Buy the Book

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Back for 2021

The local seller celebration retains its book passport but is now both virtual and IRL, and runs for 10 days.

8:00am By Stefan Milne

Spelling It Out

In Her New Book White Magic, Elissa Washuta Searches for Healing

The author’s new memoir fuses an array of sources into a dizzying, brilliant piece of writing.

04/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle’s Record Stores

A rundown of where to go crate digging in a very musical city.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Productions

SIFF 2021: All the Northwest Connections Films, Reviewed

From bonkers ski jumps to competitive office filing—here the international is right at home.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Daisy Patton Talks Forgetting Is So Long

The painter takes discarded family photos and "sort of shocks them back into being."

04/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Stings so good

Sure, Stare at Cherry Blossoms—But It’s Also Nettle Season!

The prolific, weedy plant is a great foraging entry point. Also, here's a recipe.

04/12/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Productions

Steven Soderbergh Is Shooting a Zoë Kravitz Movie in Seattle

A casting call for extras gives new details about the forthcoming movie 'Kimi.'

03/31/2021 By Stefan Milne

Arts Receipts

Most Local Cultural Nonprofits Surveyed Project They’ll Reopen This Year

But—no surprise—their income in the last year was dismal.

03/30/2021 By Stefan Milne

Streamers

Seattle International Film Festival's 2021 Lineup Is Here

The blowout festival runs April 8–18 this year, and it's totally virtual.

03/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

3 New Books for Your Seattle Spring Reading

A how-to on parental feminism, essays about fruit (with recipes), and essays about whales.

03/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Jacob Lawrence and Barbara Earl Thomas Witness America in their SAM Shows

Exhibitions from the two major local artists are showing right now at the museum.

03/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Awards & Accolades

Brandi Carlile Has Won Another Grammy

The local songwriter snagged a Best Country Song win as part of the Highwomen.

03/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

At Last

Museum of Museums Is Finally Open

The First Hill art center's long-delayed debut has arrived.

03/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

White Center's Nightlife Is Quietly Growing

Gay bars, roller rink rock shows—the southerly suburb is suddenly a good place to go out.

03/08/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

5 New Seattle Albums to Check Out

Seattle's released some excellent music already this year, whether you need a riffing rap LP or a cello-backed rendition of a 400-year-old folk song.

03/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Revision Process

The Push for Racial Equity at Hugo House, Explained

The writing center's executive director has resigned, but systemic problems aren't solved.

02/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

Enclaves

Wallingford Has a Reinvention Streak

The neighborhood abounds with landmarks that used to be other things.

02/19/2021 By Stefan Milne

Vital Signs

Big Events Are Scheduling Seattle Dates Again—Including 6 Weeks of Hamilton

Theaters like the Paramount and Climate Pledge Arena are setting performance dates. Yes, it still sounds terrifying.

02/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

Honey I Shrunk the Klimt

The Outsize Pleasures of Seattle’s Tiny Art

The city now sports a miniature art gallery and a miniature museum.

02/09/2021 By Stefan Milne