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.

Book Review

Is Thomas Kohnstamm’s Lake City the Novel Seattle Needs Right Now?

The darkly comic debut from a local writer tries to parse the city’s growing class divide.

01/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

What’s Inside the Weird White Boxes at Third and Virginia?

It’s called Light as a Common Thread and it says it’s an art exhibition.

01/09/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Excited

St. Vincent Is Producing the New Sleater-Kinney Album

Expect the new record sometime this year.

01/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work January 7–10

Kat Edmonson brings vintage jazz pop, two local writers talk about their new books, and Bergman movies come to SAM.

01/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Shows to See at January Art Walk

Found art and portraits galore.

01/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Year in Review

10 Great Seattle Arts Moments in 2018

An utterly subjective list in no particular order of standout moments in local arts this year.

12/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ring in 2019

10 New Year's Eve Parties to Catch

From big glitz to your neighborhood bar.

12/26/2018 By Stefan Milne and Anne Dennon

The White Christmas Album

A Very Didion Christmas Slouches Towards Hugo House

Want to see an absurdist yuletide karaoke theater piece from Sarah Paul Ocampo and Christopher Frizzelle? Yes, you do.

12/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Talent

Kassa Overall and Stas THEE Boss Are Throwing a Hip-Hop Holiday Party

Overall, a Seattle-born jazz artist, returns for a collaborative genre-bending show at Barboza.

12/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This January

A winter music festival, real fake news, and Verdi’s operatic smash hit.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Plastic Classicism

Plastic Meets Instagram at Anthony White’s Exhibition

The Greg Kucera Gallery show finds the young artist in elated conversation with art history.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Declutter Your Home

Tired of bric-a-brac covering every spare surface? Here are some tips on paring it back.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley Is a Fizzy Holiday Treat

The Pride and Prejudice sequel, now running at Taproot Theatre, is a solid family bet.

12/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

4 Shows to See at December Art Walk

From two group shows to an intergalactic art collective.

12/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Art Tech

Art and Commerce Collide at Modernist Cuisine Gallery

Nathan Myhrvold’s food photography gallery, just a block from Pike Place Market, is certainly novel. But it aspires to more.

12/04/2018 By Stefan Milne

Sad Day

Gramma Press Is Finished

The two-year-old press, which has published local poets like Sarah Galvin and Anastacia-Reneé, will end in 2019.

12/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

I Returned to The Nutcracker as an Adult

It's pretty good and quite pretty.

11/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Electric Museumland

The Jimi Hendrix Exhibit at Northwest African American Museum Is a Good Primer

And it has a beautiful jacket.

11/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work November 26–29

A major poet, a major journalist, a major novelist—get to a book event this week.

11/26/2018 By Stefan Milne

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