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.

Quarantine Statements

A New Survey Shows Coronavirus's 'Staggering and Immediate Impact on the Arts'

Eighty-five Puget Sound organizations responded to the survey from local nonprofit ArtsFund.

03/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

3 Very Easy Recipes for Non-Cooks

Mushrooms over rice, a roasted carrot salad, upgraded toast—you can do it.

03/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

An alphabetized list of books—recent releases, stone-cold classics—from Washingtonians past and present.

03/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Digital Arts

Artist Home Is Running a 12-Hour Online Concert Series

Songs of Hope and Healing will include hourly performance videos from artists affected by the shutdowns. It starts at 10am on March 17.

03/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Outbreak Outing

Seattle Restaurant Support Is a Supper Club for a Time of Crisis

A Seattleite started a Facebook group on Monday to meet at local restaurants and “inundate them with love and tips.”

03/13/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine State of Mind

Seattle's Artists Are in Trouble

Venues and organizations large and small are in a bad way because of coronavirus. But we can help.

03/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Legume Love

Here’s What to Make with All the Beans You Bought, Seattle

Because there's only so much chili you can eat.

03/10/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hard Winter

As Seattle Reduces Contact, Restaurants Are Hurting

Chinese restaurants took the first coronavirus business hits. Now, others' sales are starting to drop.

03/06/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts News

Emerald City Comic Con Starts Next Week, But Now It's Offering Refunds

The festival, which begins next week, amended its refund policy for those "unable or uncomfortable attending."

03/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sick & Safe

The Coronavirus Highlights Why Paid Sick Leave Is Vital

In 2016 Washington passed a law requiring paid sick leave for most employees. Now it feels important to the public at large.

03/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

7 Books to Sustain You Through the Rest of Winter

From a YA coming-of-age story to clockwork poetry—here are the recent books with local bona fides you should check out.

02/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Awards & Accolades

Seattle's 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists Are Here

Behold the many, many local chefs and restaurants up for medals this year.

02/26/2020 By Stefan Milne

BABY TALK

The Small Human Festival Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The new theater festival is predicated on the idea that babies might dig abstract art just as much as adults.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

ARTS PREVIEW

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This Spring

Nikki Glaser talks sex, Spectrum Dance Theater tackles race and climate change, and Bill Nye erupts onto the scene.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

PAST, PRESENT, FUSION

Kassa Overall Brings His New Album Home at the Triple Door

In I Think I'm Good, experimental jazz and rap brilliantly collide.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

FEEDING THE TROLL

'Lydia and the Troll' Invents an Origin Myth for the Fremont Statue

Playwright Justin Huertas centers marginalized characters in his fantastical stories of Seattle's history.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

Rick Barot Explores the Colonial Past and Present

The Tacoma-based poet’s new collection, 'The Galleons,' delves into the histories of his own family and of Spanish conquest.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

LEGISLATIVE PALATE

Complimentary Wine in Your Airbnb Is... Illegal?

Pretty much. But a local short-term rental operator is pushing to change that.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review Your Purchase

PBS’s 'Amazon Empire' Is a Good Primer on the Seattle Tech Giant

The new two-hour Frontline episode covers the company’s fraught facets, even if it doesn’t further the investigation much.

02/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Reeling

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Is Back!

The eighth annual festival starts Thursday with a timely lineup and a party at Washington Hall.

02/19/2020 By Stefan Milne