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.

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

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.

04/23/2021 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