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.

Ticket Alert

Jack's BBQ Is Throwing a Meaty Music Fest on August 10

The inaugural Low and Slow Festival is a taste of how the South parties.

08/06/2019 By Rosin Saez

Festival Season

Chong the Nomad Plays the Chinatown–International District Block Party

The C–ID's second block party hosts the up-and-coming musician, along with Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars, food trucks, and a bar scavenger hunt.

08/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Walking

6 Art Shows to See in Seattle This August

A new gallery digs into the Northwest School, Juventino Aranda blows up Golden Books, and Wa Na Wari adds four installations.

07/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Sam Jones

Seattle Sounds

Scott McCaughey Had a Stroke. Then He Wrote an Album in the ICU.

The Northwest icon and his band the Minus 5 play the Tractor Tavern, supporting 'Stroke Manor.'

07/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Seattle Art Fair 2019 Aims to Be a Room of Wonder

An earthquake simulator, an Instagram star who smashes her face into bread…

07/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This August

SAM parties in the park, George Clinton embarks on his final tour, and 'Rigoletto' kicks off the opera season.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lush Lives

The Bar Plays Turn Washington Hall into a Small Dive

The Williams Project stages two plays that explore drinking culture—its community, its troubles—in a working bar.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

PNW Pantry

St. Jude Tuna Revitalizes a Lunch Staple

The local company’s troll-caught albacore is on a Good Food Award streak.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Feature

Checking Out: Amazon, Microsoft, and the Future of Automated Grocery

Some of the region’s biggest tech players are racing to rewrite how America shops—again.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Koren Shadmi

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

24-Hour Party People

Seattle Can Hear the Mueller Report in Full at a 24-Hour Marathon Reading

This weekend at Town Hall Seattle, nearly 100 locals will utter each word of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

07/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Here Are the Washington Book Award Finalists for Your Summer Reading Needs

The Washington Center for the Book picked 39 local titles across eight categories.

07/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

Julia Shapiro Talks Her Solo Album, the Outback, and Third Eye Blind

The Chastity Belt lead singer plays her official album release show tonight.

06/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This July

Eddie Izzard continues his polyglot globe trot, Priests bring the other Washington's punk, and Joan Didion's memoir is a one-woman show.

06/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

At SAM’s Victorian Radicals Emphasis Lands Heavily on the Victorian

As history, the museum’s new exhibit is fascinating—so much so that the text can overwhelm the art.

06/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Final Encore

Seattle Symphony Conductor Ludovic Morlot Goes Out with a Bang

The music director closes his eighth and final season at the front of Seattle Symphony this week.

06/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

ACT Theatre’s Pass Over Is Wrenching and Stunning

Antoinette Nwandu’s play mashes up Samuel Beckett, the Bible, and modern America.

06/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Changing Art Guard

Seattle Art Museum Announces Its Next Director

Amada Cruz will leave the Phoenix Art Museum and replace Kimerly Rorschach at SAM.

06/10/2019 By Stefan Milne