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.

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

Bona Fide

Oriental Mart Is an American Classic, According to the James Beard Foundation

The Pike Place Market mainstay is one of six restaurants in the country to receive a 2020 America's Classics Award.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sequel Season

Thing (STG’s Kinda Sasquatch! Replacement) Returns—With an Extra Day

The Port Townsend–based arts fest lands in August again.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Selfie & Other

I Visited the Seattle Selfie Museum, Then an Actual Museum

On the same day, two diametrically opposed "exhibitions" opened in Seattle.

02/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Celebrate Black Arts at These 6 Shows

From a symphonic tribute to Quincy Jones to the return of "Black Bois."

02/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Two New Exhibitions Explore How We See Asia

The Asian Art Museum’s reopening and The American War at Arts at King Street Station give us radically different glimpses into the past and present.

02/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Sun's Zoomin' In

This Year, KEXP’s International Clash Day Is for the Climate

The station's yearly radio ode to the band and its activism has a single theme for the first time.

02/05/2020 By Stefan Milne