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.

Local Letters

3 New Books for Your Seattle Spring Reading

A how-to on parental feminism, essays about fruit (with recipes), and essays about whales.

03/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Jacob Lawrence and Barbara Earl Thomas Witness America in their SAM Shows

Exhibitions from the two major local artists are showing right now at the museum.

03/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Awards & Accolades

Brandi Carlile Has Won Another Grammy

The local songwriter snagged a Best Country Song win as part of the Highwomen.

03/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

At Last

Museum of Museums Is Finally Open

The First Hill art center's long-delayed debut has arrived.

03/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

White Center's Nightlife Is Quietly Growing

Gay bars, roller rink rock shows—the southerly suburb is suddenly a good place to go out.

03/08/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

5 New Seattle Albums to Check Out

Seattle's released some excellent music already this year, whether you need a riffing rap LP or a cello-backed rendition of a 400-year-old folk song.

03/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Revision Process

The Push for Racial Equity at Hugo House, Explained

The writing center's executive director has resigned, but systemic problems aren't solved.

02/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

Enclaves

Wallingford Has a Reinvention Streak

The neighborhood abounds with landmarks that used to be other things.

02/19/2021 By Stefan Milne

Vital Signs

Big Events Are Scheduling Seattle Dates Again—Including 6 Weeks of Hamilton

Theaters like the Paramount and Climate Pledge Arena are setting performance dates. Yes, it still sounds terrifying.

02/10/2021 By Stefan Milne

Honey I Shrunk the Klimt

The Outsize Pleasures of Seattle’s Tiny Art

The city now sports a miniature art gallery and a miniature museum.

02/09/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Anastacia-Reneé’s Frye Show Is a Blistering Look at Gentrification

'(Don’t Be Absurd) Alice In Parts' opens at the museum later this month.

02/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Just Let Me Know

Does Hollywood Think Seattle Is Sexy?

Why is a city famously bad for dating most associated with romance movies?

02/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Public Health

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cloth Mask?

As new variants spread, it’s wise.

01/28/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hey Watch This

How Sheila Houlahan Went from Local Opera to a Role in The Little Things

The Denzel Washington-starring movie premieres on HBO Max this week.

01/26/2021 By Stefan Milne

Future Scenes

Streaming Series Bazzooka Follows Black Punks in a Dystopian Seattle

Directed by Danny Denial, the show stars a host of local musicians, including Eva Walker of the Black Tones.

01/22/2021 By Stefan Milne

Cookbook Review

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food Presents an Easy, Compelling Route to Plant-Based Cooking

Local writer Hsiao-Ching Chou’s new cookbook is an exercise in exceptional approachability.

01/19/2021 By Stefan Milne

Storied City

Seattle's Blue Moon Tavern and the Fight for Historical Buildings

The University District dive, featured in a new PBS show, turns 87 this year. Can it persist as a piece of living history?

01/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Reading the Comments

Bean Dad, Ken Jennings, and the Limits of Blaming a Platform

The 'Jeopardy!' star and his podcast cohost, John Roderick, found themselves at the center of a Twitter whirlwind this weekend.

01/05/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Artist Roger Shimomura Talks '100 Little White Lies'

The former Seattleite is showing 100 small paintings at Greg Kucera Gallery this month.

01/04/2021 By Stefan Milne