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.

Theater Reviews

May Theater Roundup: Aida, Love Never Dies, and Familiar

Two very different operatic takes on romance come to Seattle, while Familiar stages a comic interrogation of immigration.

05/09/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Gary Shteyngart Debuts His New Novel May 9

One of America’s premier satirists gives his first public reading from his forthcoming novel, Lake Success, and talks dystopia at UW’s Stroum Center.

05/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do May 5 & 6

Aida takes over McCaw Hall, El Centro de Raza celebrates Cinco de Mayo, and Chuck Klosterman reads.

05/04/2018 By Stefan Milne

Art Walk

May 3 First Thursday Planner

Four opening exhibits to catch at Pioneer Square’s art walk.

05/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Festival Guide

SIFF Tickets Go On Sale Thursday May 3

Programmers announced the sprawling schedule today. Here's how to navigate.

05/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Community Organizing

Scenes from This Year's May Day in Seattle

The 19th annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights began at Judkins Park on Tuesday afternoon.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Ticket Alert

Janelle Monáe and Childish Gambino Tickets On Sale

The genre-bending talents hit Seattle soon: Monáe at Marymoor, Gambino at Key Arena.

05/01/2018 By Stefan Milne

Tis Festival Season

Bumbershoot’s Full 2018 Lineup Is Here

Seattle’s biggest festival brings J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Fleet Foxes, Eugene Mirman, and others. Passes go on sale Friday.

04/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Best of the City

A Handy 5 Step Plan for Exploring Seattle's Local Beer Scene

A beer lover's guide to the local landscape.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne

Trend

The Rise of the Bare-Bones Taproom

Bars aren't going anywhere, but the brewery taproom has made a clear shift from novelty to norm.

04/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Step 5: Bring Snacks

7 Taproom Temples for Fresh, Flowing Beer

Midway between beer bar and bottle shop lie these no-frills watering holes.

04/30/2018 By Rosin Saez and Stefan Milne

Step 2: Check Out the Latest

Here's Who's Shaking Up the Seattle Beer Scene in 2018

Meet the newcomers and track the latest developments expanding the city’s beer landscape.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Stefan Milne, and Rosin Saez

Step 1: Find the Right Brewery

9 Local Breweries for Every Type of Beer Drinker

Whatever your imbibing needs, there’s a local spot that has you covered. Here’s where to go if you want to…

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Offers an Alternative to Amazon

Travel to 19 local bookstores over the day and get a card that knocks 25 percent off purchases for the following year.

04/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Stand Up

Check It Out: Hari Kondabolu Is All Over Western Washington for the Next Week

The Brooklyn-based comedian has deep Seattle ties. Over the next couple weeks he’ll perform standup, tape podcasts, and release a Neptune-shot Netflix special.

04/26/2018 By Stefan Milne

Readings and Talks

Jonathan Evison Finishes His Lawn Boy Tour with 4 Seattle-Area Stops

The nationally-acclaimed Bainbridge Island novelist reads in support of his latest novel.

04/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Arctic Monkeys and My Bloody Valentine Shows On Sale This Week

The elegant indie Brits and the shoegaze stalwarts come to Seattle later this year.

04/24/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Ms. Lauryn Hill Comes to ShoWare Center

The neo soul luminary plays Seattle to celebrate her debut's 20th anniversary.

04/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fun

Spokane's Get Lit! Festival Hits Next Week

The drive to Eastern Washington's literature festival just might be worth it.

04/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Barstool Dispatch

Gold Bar Tries to Answer the Question: What Does SLU Want?

The new cocktail bar brings tacos and playful drinks and lots of gold to Amazonia.

04/17/2018 By Stefan Milne