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.

Interview

Jon Mooallem's New Book about an Alaskan Earthquake Can Offer Hope

The Bainbridge author's 'This Is Chance!' tells the story of a big quake—and a radio broadcaster who met its challenge.

10:21am By Stefan Milne

Low, Slow, and Socially Distanced

Jack's BBQ Debuts a Takeout Popup in Bellevue

The town's biggest name in smoked meat establishes a presence on the Eastside.

8:39am By Allecia Vermillion

Quarantine Cuisine

How to Go Beyond Steamed Rice

If you're to be stuck at home with a lot of one ingredient, there is none more profoundly versatile.

03/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Vital Victuals

Why Did Jenny Durkan Close Seattle Farmers Markets?

Even though Governor Inslee has deemed markets “essential,” the mayor suspended them. And farmers are pushing back.

03/26/2020 By Stefan Milne

Essay

Coronavirus and the Struggle to Live Virtually

From streaming concerts to breaking quarantines, we're reckoning with our inability to encounter people in the real world.

03/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Statements

A New Survey Shows Coronavirus's 'Staggering and Immediate Impact on the Arts'

Eighty-five Puget Sound organizations responded to the survey from local nonprofit ArtsFund.

03/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

3 Very Easy Recipes for Non-Cooks

Mushrooms over rice, a roasted carrot salad, upgraded toast—you can do it.

03/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

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

03/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Digital Arts

Artist Home Is Running a 12-Hour Online Concert Series

Songs of Hope and Healing will include hourly performance videos from artists affected by the shutdowns. It starts at 10am on March 17.

03/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Outbreak Outing

Seattle Restaurant Support Is a Supper Club for a Time of Crisis

A Seattleite started a Facebook group on Monday to meet at local restaurants and “inundate them with love and tips.”

03/13/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine State of Mind

Seattle's Artists Are in Trouble

Venues and organizations large and small are in a bad way because of coronavirus. But we can help.

03/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Legume Love

Here’s What to Make with All the Beans You Bought, Seattle

Because there's only so much chili you can eat.

03/10/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hard Winter

As Seattle Reduces Contact, Restaurants Are Hurting

Chinese restaurants took the first coronavirus business hits. Now, others' sales are starting to drop.

03/06/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts News

Emerald City Comic Con Starts Next Week, But Now It's Offering Refunds

The festival, which begins next week, amended its refund policy for those "unable or uncomfortable attending."

03/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sick & Safe

The Coronavirus Highlights Why Paid Sick Leave Is Vital

In 2016 Washington passed a law requiring paid sick leave for most employees. Now it feels important to the public at large.

03/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

7 Books to Sustain You Through the Rest of Winter

From a YA coming-of-age story to clockwork poetry—here are the recent books with local bona fides you should check out.

02/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Awards & Accolades

Seattle's 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists Are Here

Behold the many, many local chefs and restaurants up for medals this year.

02/26/2020 By Stefan Milne

BABY TALK

The Small Human Festival Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The new theater festival is predicated on the idea that babies might dig abstract art just as much as adults.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

ARTS PREVIEW

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This Spring

Nikki Glaser talks sex, Spectrum Dance Theater tackles race and climate change, and Bill Nye erupts onto the scene.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

PAST, PRESENT, FUSION

Kassa Overall Brings His New Album Home at the Triple Door

In I Think I'm Good, experimental jazz and rap brilliantly collide.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne