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.

Album Review

Tacocat’s This Mess Is a Place Is Polished Work from a Local Gem

The Seattle quartet’s new album arrives Friday and is streaming now on NPR.

04/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

All Its Charms May Be This Year’s Big-Deal Local Poetry Book

Keetje Kuipers’s third collection is a precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live.

04/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Laugh & Cry

Meet Burl Dirkman, Brett Hamil’s Utterly Earnest Comedy Character

The host of the new podcast Burl's Worlds of Wonderment wants to teach you about the healing powers of babies.

04/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

On the Big Screen

6 Dark Cinematic Takes on Washington State Ferries

Charting Hollywood’s increasingly grim interpretations of our beloved vessels.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

Mike Kunnen Gives Seattle a View of the Past

The Magnolia craftsman uses traditional window-making techniques to restore timelessness to classic houses.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Photography by Will Austin

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This May

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

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle May 2019

A masked Sub Pop country singer plays Barboza, SIFF returns, and Waiting for Godot gets an update.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Summer Sounds

What Does the Future Hold for Music Festivals?

After the collapse of Sasquatch and Upstream, our festival landscape appears uncertain. But some are hanging on—even growing.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Lands This Weekend

And its Passport Challenge—which snags you a 25 percent yearlong discount—is even bigger.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Thing Festival Released Its Lineup and It Sounds Great

The new gathering from STG and Sasquatch! Festival founder Adam Zacks hits Port Townsend in August.

04/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 19–21

South Asian dance takes over at ACT, Seattle Symphony loosens its bow tie, and David Byrne's directing effort hits NWFF.

04/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Now Hear This

Mark Arm Was on WTF with Marc Maron

The Mudhoney frontman talks growing up near Kirkland, surfing, and persisting as a musician.

04/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Milestoned

Is Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle Actually Important?

Seattle Asian American Film Festival's Annie Kuo talks about how the stoner film is also a key work in Asian American representation.

04/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Spring Pees

Head to Urinetown for Charm, Not Satire

The 2001 musical, currently playing at ACT Theatre, is a crowd-pleaser through and through.

04/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

STG and Sasquatch! Founder Announce New Festival

“Thing” is in August and takes place at Port Townsend’s Fort Worden.

04/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 12–14

A one-man history show, an exceedingly local dance performance in an art museum, and a look into how we hear.

04/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Crate Dig

A Guide to Seattle’s Record Store Day

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13. Here’s how to navigate based on your musical inclinations.

04/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Walkout

Art Gallery Mount Analogue Is Becoming a Magazine

May is the Pioneer Square space’s last month as an art gallery. But the project will live on as a freewheeling print magazine.

04/10/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 5–7

Fraternal sounds hit Chop Suey, a major novelist completes her trilogy, and drag queens mock an epically bad movie.

04/05/2019 By Stefan Milne

What Is Local Talent?

Matthew Amster-Burton Will Be on Jeopardy!

The local food writer goes on the trivia game show April 8.

04/04/2019 By Stefan Milne