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.

Freshly Lit

New Hugo House Opens Tomorrow

The writing center returns to Capitol Hill and christens its new home with a party.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Healing Arts

While the Frye’s Group Therapy Isn’t a Cure-All, It’s Worth a Session

The museum’s new 12-artist show is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a grab bag.

09/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bravo Bravo Bravo

Seattle Symphony Wins Orchestra of the Year

Gramophone selected our symphony as its first-ever international Orchestra of the Year.

09/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

15 Events to Catch This October

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

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle October 2018

Adolescent yearning rocks the Showbox, BAM glows, and Bowie goes Brazilian.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Character Flaws

History’s Not a Facade

With the Showbox under threat, we look at how other such historic preservations have played out in the city.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Pull Off an Open Floor Plan

Some tips to consider before you grab the sledgehammer.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Woe

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang Will Leave at the End of This Season

Lang departs after five years to become the general director of the Welsh National Opera.

09/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Talent

Fiendish Conversation with Ruler's Matt Batey

The indie musician talks about why it took seven years to record his first album and the warm reception it's received.

09/05/2018 By Stefan Milne

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Act Local

The New Pleasure of a Band Coming Home

Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and Foo Fighters all play Seattle this weekend. The shows will be sentimental. Deal with it.

08/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Legends

Why You Should See the Sonics in Tacoma

The garage rock legends are playing their hometown for the first time in six years.

08/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Mt. Sigh

The First North Bend Film Festival Is This Weekend

Ignore the Twin Peaks nostalgia—the festival itself looks solid.

08/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Party Art

Celebrate 10 Years of SAM Remix

The intermittent arts bash celebrates an anniversary at Olympic Sculpture Park.

08/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Opera and "Opera"

How Two Seattle Shows Offer Dramatically Different Takes on Theater Stalwarts

Contexts (and some fireworks) separate Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera.

08/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Death Cab for Cutie’s Thank You for Today Is Pleasant and Underwhelming

Seattle indie royalty return for a ninth album—slick, nostalgic, and lacking.

08/15/2018 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices

The Seattle poet retells the story of a slave ship revolt through erasure poems.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne