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.

Side Bar

Erik Hakkinen’s Roquette Tempers the Tropics

The Belltown cocktail den balances cognac cocktails with moody flourishes.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sacred Spaces

Do Churches Need More Support to Help the Homeless?

Seattle congregations provide sweeping services to those in need, but for some the stress is piling up.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Genius Loves Company

Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich Join Forces in The Sun Still Burns Here

The dance piece, a collaboration between the indie band and choreographer, sees its world premiere at the Moore Theatre.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This October

Big Thief touches down with an intergalactic album, 'Dracula' gets a new adaptation, and femme glass artists take over CoCA.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This October

Patti Smith has a new memoir, Italian art emphasizes the body, and Nick Kroll takes the stage.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

(Micro)soft News

Netflix’s Inside Bill’s Brain Doesn’t Bother Digging Deep

The new three-part documentary suffers from a rosy look at Bill Gates.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Film Reviews

Here You Go: 6 Movies from Local Sightings Film Festival, Reviewed

Five documentaries—and one long-lost local classic—are coming to Northwest Film Forum.

09/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

Three Poetry Books from Local Presses Made the National Book Awards Longlist

Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition,' Arthur Sze's 'Sight Lines,' and Mary Ruefle's 'Dunce' are all up for the honor.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bone Up

The Coolest Thing About the New Burke Isn't the Huge Mastodon

But that's pretty cool, too.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 16–19

Fleabag returns to the stage, Town Hall merges art and poetry in an autoimmune benefit, and a 17th century painter takes her rapist to trial.

09/16/2019 By Courtney Cummings, Lily Hansen, and Stefan Milne

Hear Here

3 Local Albums to Listen to This September

New releases from SassyBlack, Chastity Belt, and Somesurprises drop soon.

09/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Is God Is Offers a New Take on the Revenge Plot

Washington Ensemble Theatre kicks off its season with a brutal and allusive play.

09/10/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 6–8

A 704-page investigation of the Koch brothers, a rosé season adieu, and Death Cab at Marymoor.

09/06/2019 By Stefan Milne and Courtney Cummings

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See in Seattle This September

From Richard Hutter's floral silhouettes to Ann Leda Shapiro's conflation of organs with grim phenomena.

09/04/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 30–September 2

The Fair returns, Chuck's Hop Shop plays arcade games, and a film pioneer gets her due.

08/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Festival Season

Who to See at Bumbershoot 2019

No great surprise here: If you go one day, make it Friday.

08/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bite at the Museum

Off the Rez Cafe Will Open in the New Burke Museum

The Native food truck debuts its first brick-and-mortar in October, offering some of its staples and precolonial dishes.

08/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sensommar

Greenland Isn’t for Sale. But You Can Learn About It at the Sól Festival.

The National Nordic Museum's new summer bash focuses on the Arctic region—and marks the opening of photography exhibit, 'Glacier.'

08/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Preview

30 Seattle Events to Catch This Fall

From a monthlong festival at Town Hall to Bon Iver to fresh takes on Jane Austen and 'Dracula,' this season is packed.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Directors

What Do New Directors Mean for Seattle's Artistic Future?

Seattle Art Museum, Symphony, and Opera all get new leaders this season.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne