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.

Shutdown Upside

Furloughed Federal Workers Can Get into the Symphony and Opera for Free

Today, Seattle Opera got on board with the giveaway Seattle Symphony announced yesterday.

01/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Pedro the Lion Returns on Phoenix

David Bazan, recording as Pedro the Lion for the first time in 15 years, dredges up a literate, textured record.

01/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Valley of the Boom Recalls When Bill Gates Was Tech’s Major Villain

National Geographic’s new documentary-drama miniseries tells about the early days of the internet and posits Microsoft as the bad guys.

01/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

In Absinthia

Comedy Cabaret Bohemia Is Back

The local show hits the Triple Door this week with a new light-up dance number.

01/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Is Thomas Kohnstamm’s Lake City the Novel Seattle Needs Right Now?

The darkly comic debut from a local writer tries to parse the city’s growing class divide.

01/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

What’s Inside the Weird White Boxes at Third and Virginia?

It’s called Light as a Common Thread and it says it’s an art exhibition.

01/09/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Excited

St. Vincent Is Producing the New Sleater-Kinney Album

Expect the new record sometime this year.

01/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work January 7–10

Kat Edmonson brings vintage jazz pop, two local writers talk about their new books, and Bergman movies come to SAM.

01/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Shows to See at January Art Walk

Found art and portraits galore.

01/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Year in Review

10 Great Seattle Arts Moments in 2018

An utterly subjective list in no particular order of standout moments in local arts this year.

12/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ring in 2019

10 New Year's Eve Parties to Catch

From big glitz to your neighborhood bar.

12/26/2018 By Stefan Milne and Anne Dennon

The White Christmas Album

A Very Didion Christmas Slouches Towards Hugo House

Want to see an absurdist yuletide karaoke theater piece from Sarah Paul Ocampo and Christopher Frizzelle? Yes, you do.

12/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Talent

Kassa Overall and Stas THEE Boss Are Throwing a Hip-Hop Holiday Party

Overall, a Seattle-born jazz artist, returns for a collaborative genre-bending show at Barboza.

12/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This January

A winter music festival, real fake news, and Verdi’s operatic smash hit.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Plastic Classicism

Plastic Meets Instagram at Anthony White’s Exhibition

The Greg Kucera Gallery show finds the young artist in elated conversation with art history.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Declutter Your Home

Tired of bric-a-brac covering every spare surface? Here are some tips on paring it back.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley Is a Fizzy Holiday Treat

The Pride and Prejudice sequel, now running at Taproot Theatre, is a solid family bet.

12/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

4 Shows to See at December Art Walk

From two group shows to an intergalactic art collective.

12/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Art Tech

Art and Commerce Collide at Modernist Cuisine Gallery

Nathan Myhrvold’s food photography gallery, just a block from Pike Place Market, is certainly novel. But it aspires to more.

12/04/2018 By Stefan Milne

Sad Day

Gramma Press Is Finished

The two-year-old press, which has published local poets like Sarah Galvin and Anastacia-Reneé, will end in 2019.

12/03/2018 By Stefan Milne