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.

Lockdown Learning

I Was Homeschooled—It Has Its Upsides

Isolation, yes, but there are quiet pleasures too.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Truly Vital

How Seattle Copes: Gloria Hatcher-Mays Runs the Rainier Valley Food Bank

The executive director has seen the community hub through phases of pandemic response.

04/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

Tricks to Make Storage Vegetables Taste Good

Beets, cabbage, carrots, daikon—cooked right they can go stem-to-stem with delicate spring greens.

04/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Essential Buisness

The Ballard and University District Farmers Markets Reopen This Weekend

After more than a month of closure, the city is allowing the two markets to resume operation—with a set of strict safety protocols.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Subduction Is a Novel of Deep Cultural Frictions

Kristen Millares Young’s debut follows an anthropologist’s studies on the Makah Indian Reservation.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

America Unmasked

For People of Color, Masks Come with Their Own Risks

In Washington and across the country, facial coverings are triggering racist backlash.

04/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

Things I Learned Cooking Restaurant Staff Meals

Cooking family meals for a restaurant staff is a course in culinary MacGyvering.

04/10/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Agent Cooped Up

Twin Peaks Is 30 and Kyle MacLachlan Is Hosting a Streaming Party

The Yakima native will live-tweet the pilot and then take to Instagram for a Q&A.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Overzealous Zestimates

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

You Live Where?

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dull By Design

If New Construction Looked Better, Might We Resist It Less?

You know the buildings: mixed-use cubes with flat windows and colored panels...

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Mapped

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

From Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Slow Train

Can Rainier Beach Develop Without Displacing Its Residents?

After getting light rail 10 years ago, Rainier Beach hasn’t seen major development. But that’s changing—hopefully for the better.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dancing With Myself

How Seattle Copes: Tomo Nakayama Is Releasing a Dance Album

The local folk musician's new electropop album sounds made for a dance floor, even as its lyrics speak eerily to the moment.

04/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Costs & Values

The Fight to Fund Seattle's Arts

The economic losses are immense. Relief is cropping up. But is it enough?

04/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

How to Revive Your Takeout Leftovers

Old fries, curry, a burger—they can be saved. Just step away from the microwave.

04/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Vital Victuals

Here Are Lists (and a Map!) of Farmers Market Alternatives

Vendors have pivoted to CSA, delivery, pickup. These lists show you where to find what.

04/02/2020 By Stefan Milne