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.

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Woe

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang Will Leave at the End of This Season

Lang departs after five years to become the general director of the Welsh National Opera.

09/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Talent

Fiendish Conversation with Ruler's Matt Batey

The indie musician talks about why it took seven years to record his first album and the warm reception it's received.

09/05/2018 By Stefan Milne

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Act Local

The New Pleasure of a Band Coming Home

Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and Foo Fighters all play Seattle this weekend. The shows will be sentimental. Deal with it.

08/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Legends

Why You Should See the Sonics in Tacoma

The garage rock legends are playing their hometown for the first time in six years.

08/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Mt. Sigh

The First North Bend Film Festival Is This Weekend

Ignore the Twin Peaks nostalgia—the festival itself looks solid.

08/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Party Art

Celebrate 10 Years of SAM Remix

The intermittent arts bash celebrates an anniversary at Olympic Sculpture Park.

08/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Opera and "Opera"

How Two Seattle Shows Offer Dramatically Different Takes on Theater Stalwarts

Contexts (and some fireworks) separate Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera.

08/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Death Cab for Cutie’s Thank You for Today Is Pleasant and Underwhelming

Seattle indie royalty return for a ninth album—slick, nostalgic, and lacking.

08/15/2018 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices

The Seattle poet retells the story of a slave ship revolt through erasure poems.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Preview

35 Events to Catch This Fall

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

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Welcome Lit

Hugo House Returns to Capitol Hill

Two years after the destruction of its eponymous home, the writing center reopens in its new mixed-use building. Can arts and astronomical rent coexist?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Happenings

Fall Arts 2018

The symphony and ballet return. Your brain can now play music (really). There's a lot going on this season, is what we're saying. Here's your plan for arts events in September, October, and November.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Design Kids' Rooms

There’s a long time between the crib and college.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Cup Monster

Starbucks Has a Garbage Problem

Starbucks distributes six billion cups a year. Many end up in landfills. Protesters are pissed. What’s a coffee giant to do?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bona Fide Losers

Mayor Jenny Durkan Proclaims Tomorrow Sub Pop Day

Last week the label got an airplane, now this.

08/10/2018 By Stefan Milne

Rock History

MoPOP’s Pearl Jam: Home and Away Is for Fans Only

If you worship the band, make haste to MoPOP. Everyone else can safely stay home.

08/09/2018 By Stefan Milne