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.

America Unmasked

For People of Color, Masks Come With Their Own Risks

In Washington and across the country, facial coverings are triggering racist backlash.

04/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

Things I Learned Cooking Restaurant Staff Meals

Cooking family meals for a restaurant staff is a course in culinary MacGyvering.

04/10/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Agent Cooped Up

Twin Peaks Is 30 and Kyle MacLachlan Is Hosting a Streaming Party

The Yakima native will live-tweet the pilot and then take to Instagram for a Q&A.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Overzealous Zestimates

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

You Live Where?

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dull By Design

If New Construction Looked Better, Might We Resist It Less?

You know the buildings: mixed-use cubes with flat windows and colored panels...

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Mapped

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

From Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Slow Train

Can Rainier Beach Develop Without Displacing Its Residents?

After getting light rail 10 years ago, Rainier Beach hasn’t seen major development. But that’s changing—hopefully for the better.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dancing With Myself

How Seattle Copes: Tomo Nakayama Is Releasing a Dance Album

The local folk musician's new electropop album sounds made for a dance floor, even as its lyrics speak eerily to the moment.

04/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Costs & Values

The Fight to Fund Seattle's Arts

The economic losses are immense. Relief is cropping up. But is it enough?

04/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

How to Revive Your Takeout Leftovers

Old fries, curry, a burger—they can be saved. Just step away from the microwave.

04/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Vital Victuals

Here Are Lists (and a Map!) of Farmers Market Alternatives

Vendors have pivoted to CSA, delivery, pickup. These lists show you where to find what.

04/02/2020 By Stefan Milne

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.

04/01/2020 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.

04/01/2020 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