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.

If I Was in LA

Seattle Musicians Are Migrating to California

Last year a number of longtime Seattle artists departed south—why?

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This Autumn

Ta-Nehisi Coates turns to fiction, Sleater-Kinney stages an apocalyptic return, and PNB gets epic.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

AUTUMN HAPPENINGS

A Guide to Seattle’s Arts Scene This Fall

From a trio of new directors to a self-reflexive musical’s take on Jane Austen, autumn is for the arts.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Retro Rager

40 Years Ago, Boeing Threw a Party for the Record Books

Will the first person back in Seattle pick up 2,000 pounds of glitter?

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Side Bar

Life on Mars Spins '70s Vibes with Pike/Pine Chic

The vegan cocktail bar, run by music industry locals, lets you pick the soundtrack (sometimes).

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Phonic Seattle Explores Our Less Typical Music Venues

The new documentary looks into spaces that don’t fit the standard mold.

08/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Old 76 Brings a Simple, Familial Burger Concept to Mercer Island

The Homegrown owners opened the restaurant in an old gas station.

08/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Former Seattle Sounder Fredy Montero Opens Santo Coffee Co.

The shop, a block south of Roosevelt High School, will focus on very fresh Colombian beans.

08/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Chong the Nomad Plays the Chinatown–International District Block Party

The C–ID's second block party hosts the up-and-coming musician, along with Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars, food trucks, and a bar scavenger hunt.

08/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Walking

6 Art Shows to See in Seattle This August

A new gallery digs into the Northwest School, Juventino Aranda blows up Golden Books, and Wa Na Wari adds four installations.

07/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Sam Jones

Seattle Sounds

Scott McCaughey Had a Stroke. Then He Wrote an Album in the ICU.

The Northwest icon and his band the Minus 5 play the Tractor Tavern, supporting 'Stroke Manor.'

07/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Seattle Art Fair 2019 Aims to Be a Room of Wonder

An earthquake simulator, an Instagram star who smashes her face into bread…

07/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This August

SAM parties in the park, George Clinton embarks on his final tour, and 'Rigoletto' kicks off the opera season.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lush Lives

The Bar Plays Turn Washington Hall into a Small Dive

The Williams Project stages two plays that explore drinking culture—its community, its troubles—in a working bar.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

PNW Pantry

St. Jude Tuna Revitalizes a Lunch Staple

The local company’s troll-caught albacore is on a Good Food Award streak.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Feature

Checking Out: Amazon, Microsoft, and the Future of Automated Grocery

Some of the region’s biggest tech players are racing to rewrite how America shops—again.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Koren Shadmi

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne