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.

Arts Notice

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer Hits SAM Tonight

This survey of Gibson’s work, which includes 15 beaded punching bags, is stunning.

02/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book it to the Block

RL Grime, Phantogram, and Lizzo Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2019

Dig out your fanny pack and sunglasses: The lineup for the 23rd annual Block Party just dropped. And it's rad.

02/27/2019 By Aly Brady

Vinyl Vegans

Seattle Music Industry Insiders Are Opening a Capitol Hill Bar

It’s called Life on Mars and it promises plant-based food and cocktails, plus a heap of records.

02/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

24/7 Symphony

Octave 9 Is Another Symphonic World

Seattle Symphony's 24-hour Contemporary Music Marathon showcases new tech in a new performance space.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Season Preview

Spring Arts 2019

The events to look for this March, April, and May—from stadium-size concerts to small (but significant!) art shows.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

King of Joy Finds Richard Chiem on Weird, Wobbly Ground

The local writer's first novel tells a surreal and lurid story—hippos, porn producers—with uneven results.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Season Preview

14 Seattle Events to Catch This Spring

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix in March, April, and May.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to Do in Seattle Spring 2019

The Stones roll into town, Brandi Carlile follows her Grammy wins with an intimate show, and JB Smoove keeps you deftly amused.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

In the Key of Black

The Black Tones' First Album Is Finally Coming

This spring, eight years after forming, the brother and sister rock duo release their first full album.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Feature

Land of Milk and Money: Inside the Wild World of Washington Dairy

Death, disfigurement, sexual harassment allegations, and a years-long labor dispute worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne Photography by Mike Kane

Theater Review

American Junkie Adapts a Grunge Heroin Memoir to the Stage

Book-It Repertory Theatre turns Tom Hansen’s 2009 book into a stream of consciousness addiction monologue.

02/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Pop Gifts

Tacocat Signs to Sub Pop and Drops First Single from New Album

The new record is called "This Mess Is a Place" and it comes out May 3.

02/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Major Seattle-Area Shows Go on Sale Friday

Heart with Joan Jett, Father John Misty with Jason Isbell, Beck with Cage the Elephant and Spoon, Josh Groban, and the Chainsmokers all announced local shows...

02/13/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hard Winter

Seattle's Snowstorm Really Messed with Small Businesses

Three local business owners weigh in on the “brutal” side effects of our winter wonderland.

02/13/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Leftovers

Sara Dickerman’s New Cookbook Combats Food Waste

"Secrets of Great Second Meals" gives readers roadmaps for what to do with last night's chicken.

02/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lauded Locals

Seattle Artists Won 7 Grammys

Brandi Carlile, Seattle Symphony, and Chris Cornell took home awards at last night's show.

02/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Awards Season

A Seattle-Centric Grammy Guide 2019

Local artists—Brandi Carlile, Seattle Symphony, Alice in Chains—are up for a heap of awards. Here’s where to watch and what to watch for.

02/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

6 Shows to See at February Art Walk

A day-glow group show, jazzy cubism, and tapestries glazed in beeswax.

02/06/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Vampire Weekend Announces WaMu Theater Show

These East Coast prep-rockers head west for a Seattle tour stop on September 27.

02/01/2019 By Stefan Milne