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.

Analog Out

At the Video Store Is an Ode to the Fading Rental Business

Bill Hader, Todd Haynes, John Waters, and some Seattleites ponder stores like Scarecrow Video—what they meant and what the few remaining still mean.

01/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Edouardo Jordan Announces a Black History Month Celebration

The chef will partner with historian Toni Tipton-Martin and ten local chefs of color for the Soul of Seattle, a party and dinner at the Northwest African Ame...

01/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

E.J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others Parses Intergenerational Hurt and Healing

The local poet’s new memoir translates and responds to letters her mother sent her from Korea.

01/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday and Beyond

4 Art Shows to Check Out in January

From very old (but beautiful!) maps to geometric embroideries on natural landscapes.

01/02/2020 By Stefan Milne

Feature

God Save the Punks: Mars Hill, Tooth and Nail, and Seattle’s Christian Alternative

How Seattle music helped turn an oxymoron into big business.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Side Bar

Underbelly Is Subterranean Fun

The Pioneer Square wine bar is wonderfully low-key.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This January

A neo-soul upstart plays the Showbox, Cinderella's (ballet) slippers fit, and EJ Koh debuts her magical epistolary memoir.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Expecting Mom

The Museum of Museums Playfully Ponders Its Own Existence

First Hill’s new space overflows with exhibitions that question how we want to see art now.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Homecoming

Canlis and Geronimo Are Throwing the Last Dance Party of the Decade

This year, the Queen Anne institution’s famed New Year’s Eve bash is also a homecoming for the beloved LA-based artist, who grew up on Queen Anne.

12/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Reconsider the Oyster

This Holiday, Skip the Prime Rib and Embrace the Bivalve

Clams, mussels, and especially oysters are exceptional holiday food—delicious, local, and ethical.

12/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

A Theater Review, Dearie

Can 5th Ave Theatre’s Mrs. Doubtfire Hold Up to the Robin Williams Touchstone?

The musical adaptation is big and shiny but something is missing.

12/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work December 16–19

A boozy Shakespeare rendition, an LA punk band's triumphant return, and sky-high martinis.

12/16/2019 By Stefan Milne and Nicole Pasia

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 13–15

A new play goes to voicemail, Skål opens the aquavit cellar, and local artists Lemolo and Ryan Caraveo hit Seattle stages.

12/13/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Stefan Milne

'Tis the Season

5 Holiday Events You Shouldn't Miss

Two takes on 'The Nutcracker', RuPaul alums, and Deck the Hall Ball’s knockout lineup.

12/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Farewell 2010s

Which Seattle Albums Made National Best-of-the-Decade Lists?

We combed through 12 end-of-the-2010s lists and tallied the results.

12/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Local Eats

Marcus Samuelsson’s No Passport Required Explores Seattle’s Filipino Food Community

The New York chef hangs out with the people behind Oriental Mart, Hood Famous Bakeshop, Archipelago, and others in the second season’s first episode.

12/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

MONTHLY PLANNER

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This December

Angel Olsen brings her epic new album to the Moore, Trevor Noah might be the hardest working guy in comedy, and the king of weird fiction has a new novel.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Party of Many

Brandi Carlile Brings Her Subversive Pop to the Seattle Symphony

The singer extends her wild year into 2020 with a trio of concerts at Benaroya Hall.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Learning in the Dirt

Washington's Outdoor Preschools Let Kids Embrace Nature

They might offer health benefits, too.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Eat Your Veggies

5 Ways to Get Kids to Love Produce

How to get picky eaters to stop arguing and embrace the brassicas.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne