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.

Through the Cooking Glass

At 50 Pilchuck Glass School Is Still Hot

The catalyst for Seattle’s luminous art form remains malleable.

06/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hunger Artists

Seattle Has a Weird Legacy of Fasting

Can renouncing food really improve your health? For a century, mystics, biohackers, and even one murderous Seattle doctor have sought—and sold—their own conc...

06/14/2021 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Pete Ryan

Longer Days

NAAM Is Putting on Its First Juneteenth Week

Across nine days, the museum presents 10 events to commemorate the holiday, both online and in person.

06/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

Watch It

Seattle Outdoor Movie Guide 2021

By car or by blanket, you can catch movies from a lawn this season.

06/08/2021 By Stefan Milne

Beyond the Parade

Ways to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Seattle

This year’s celebrations mix the virtual with the IRL.

06/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Best in the biz

Jean Nakayama Rolls with the Punches at Maneki

She and Fusae “Mom” Yokoyama—Maneki’s power duo—survived a pandemic with a dose of historical perspective.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Kyle Johnson

Summer in the City

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2021

From the zoo to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, live music under an open sky is coming back.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

In One Two Three, Triplets Take on a Chemical Company

Seattle writer Laurie Frankel’s latest reads like an ecological fable.

06/02/2021 By Stefan Milne

Strange Country

A Surreal Night at Seattle's First Music Venue to Reopen

I visited the Little Red Hen, the first music venue to reopen in the first big city to shut down.

05/28/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Jeremy Bell Talks Peep Show: A Glimpse at Soul

The exhibition runs at ArtXchange Gallery through June.

05/25/2021 By Stefan Milne

Coveted Real Estate

Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach Neighborhood Guide

Diverse restaurants. Top basketball prospects. A labyrinthine garden. This stretch of the city covers an outsize amount of cultural terrain.

05/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Rosin Saez, and Allecia Vermillion

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

An alphabetized list of books—recent releases, stone-cold classics—from Washingtonians past and present.

05/20/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Keeping Tracks

9 New Seattleish Albums to Guide You Through Spring

Some psych rock, some 1990s echoes, some new Sub Pop.

05/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Shrill’s Final Season Brings the Show to an Apt but Rushed Conclusion

The Hulu series's last episodes are now streaming.

05/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Lit

10 New Seattle Books to Read This Spring

Three texts take on Amazon, while Daniel James Brown follows up 'The Boys in the Boat.'

05/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Pioneer Square’s Martyr Sauce Has Grown into a Street Level Gallery

You can still step inside the underground art space, but now it has a candy-colored sibling: MS PAM.

05/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

For the Fungible

Kurt Cobain’s “The Last Session” Sale Signals the Stupidity of the Art NFT Market

On Monday, you can buy a digital version of film photographs. The bidding starts at $75,000.

04/30/2021 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.

04/28/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Festival Planner

Washington Festivals 2021: What's Happening and What's Not

Bumbershoot’s taking the year off, but Freakout should be back (along with Idaho's Treefort).

04/27/2021 By Stefan Milne

Legacies

The Paper Tigers Plays with Seattle's Martial Arts Lore

The new action comedy movie was shot in Chinatown–International District.

04/26/2021 By Stefan Milne