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.

First Thursday

5 Shows to See at April Art Walk

Contorted wires, stark Northwest landscapes, and a visual conversation between photographers and artists.

04/03/2019 By Stefan Milne

Author Interview

Clive Thompson Explores What Drives Coders

"I really wanted to help shed some light on the fabric of today's digital world by showing the lives and the psychologies of the people that are weaving it."

04/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work April 1–4

A saucy take on Lewis Carroll, a horror-comedy play, and local band members fly solo at Chop Suey.

04/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Now Hear This

Shana Cleveland's Album Is a California Space Dream

The La Luz singer's solo LP, Night of the Worm Moon, finds her working in sci-fi folk mode.

03/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Meet El Xolo, Nacho Borracho’s New Taco Window

The spot, headed by former London Plane chef Ricardo Valdez, replaces Neon Taco.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This April

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

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle April 2019

A traveling jazz festival, a Pharrell-certified pop star, and a good-natured local comedian.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Active

Two Seattle Productions Bring Protest to the Stage

Seattle Rep and Spectrum Dance perform pieces based on revolutionary songs by Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

How to Start an Urban Vegetable Garden

A guide to getting the freshest produce in the city—right from your yard.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Grunge Grudge

Does the Nirvana Smiley Face Mean Anything Anymore?

The band is suing Marc Jacobs for appropriating its iconic logo—but is the designer really devaluing it?

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work March 25–28

Provocative rap at Showbox, tipsy history at Brouwer's, and lawyer-poets at Hugo House.

03/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Train of Thought

ARTS at King Street Station’s First Show Arrives

The city’s new art space debuts with Yəhaw̓, an exhibit of work from over 200 Native artists.

03/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Review

Get Yourself to the Frye. It’s Full of Excellent Exhibitions.

Four current shows have the art museum brimming with wit and energy.

03/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Thompson Seattle Announces the Replacement for Scout

The hotel's new restaurant is called Conversation and focuses on facilitating just that.

03/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Shrill: 6 Notes on the New Hulu Show

The show is based on local author Lindy West's book and it stars SNL's Aidy Bryant.

03/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

The Black Keys and Modest Mouse Will Play the Tacoma Dome

The blues rock pair just released their first song in five years, and now they're hitting the road with Modest Mouse.

03/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lucky Day

4 St. Patrick's Day Events to Seek Out

And not one involves getting schlockered in a pub on verdant beer while poorly belting "Molly Malone."

03/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer Hits SAM Tonight

This survey of Gibson’s work, which includes 15 beaded punching bags, is stunning.

02/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book it to the Block

RL Grime, Phantogram, and Lizzo Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2019

Dig out your fanny pack and sunglasses: The lineup for the 23rd annual Block Party just dropped. And it's rad.

02/27/2019 By Aly Brady

Vinyl Vegans

Seattle Music Industry Insiders Are Opening a Capitol Hill Bar

It’s called Life on Mars and it promises plant-based food and cocktails, plus a heap of records.

02/27/2019 By Stefan Milne