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.

Culture Fix

Holiday Event Guide 2018

From a Jane Austen adaptation to a drag show, these are the 23 events to catch this season.

11/20/2018 By Aly Brady, Gwen Hughes, and Stefan Milne

Web Exclusive

5 Books for the Seattle Music Lover

Want to go beyond an article? These books offer deep dives into local history.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Sound Artists

30 Big Names in Seattle Music

And why they're important to us.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Next Wave

4 Rising Seattle Bands to See Now

Dude York is going to be huge (we hope). And have you seen Tres Leches live yet?

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Band

How Car Seat Headrest Went from Solo Project to Seattle Supergroup

Upon moving here, Will Toldeo's solo moniker absorbed six more people, including the band Naked Giants.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

History Lessons

Crash Course: A Century of Seattle Music

From prohibition jazz to garage rock in a castle to hip-hop's new guard.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

All the Young Punks

Spruce Haus Is a Punk Oasis

In an old First Hill house, members of Tacocat, Lisa Prank, So Pitted, and Sleeping Lessons make the idea of a musical community real.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

History

100 Years of Seattle Music

The century-long story of our city's definitive art form.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This December

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Season's Listings

Seattle's Top 5 Holiday Events of 2018

Dirty Waters at the Neptune, two takes on The Nutcracker, and Ebenezer's return.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Tales from the Vault

The University District Is Full of Film History

As adjacent art house cinemas close and online streaming takes over, two nonprofits find new ways to keep world culture and history in focus.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How a Queen Anne Condo Expanded into the Space Next Door

The renovation presented puzzle-like difficulties, but that was just an opportunity for an architect to get creative.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Artist Interview

Jono Vaughan Talks TEDxSeattle

The artist and activist discusses her ongoing Project 42—which memorializes murdered transgender individuals.

11/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season (Extended)

Freakout Festival Hits Ballard with an Excellent Lineup

The indie fest is back with what might be its strongest lineup yet.

11/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

4 Distracting Things to Do on Election Night

Plenty want to fixate on the results, but for those who want a moment of solace, here are some options.

11/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Walk Among Doodles and Watery Tapestries at Two New Exhibits

Annie Morris’s New Work and Carolina Caycedo’s Water Portraits bring different takes on immersion.

11/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

7 Shows to See at November Art Walk

From contemporary dance to Georges Rouault.

10/31/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

A Bright Room Called Day Is Aggressively Timely

The Williams Project's new production of Tony Kushner’s play belabors parallels between 1930s Berlin and now.

10/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 26–28

An all-youth film festival, a play about 1930s Berlin, and an exceptional a cappella singer.

10/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Mountain Music

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Just Announced Next Year’s Lineup

The Leavenworth fest leans heavily local—and excellent.

10/22/2018 By Stefan Milne