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.

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

Hear Here

Left at London’s New Album Is Radiantly Eclectic

The local artist’s first full album, 't.i.a.p.f.y.h.,' explores mental illness and recovery.

06/22/2021 By Stefan Milne

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

From Marymoor Park to Peddler Brewing to Seattle Center's Movies at the Mural.

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 Woodland Park Zoo to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, live music under an open sky is 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

The books you should read 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