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.

Lit Life

Seattle Arts and Lectures' New Schedule Is Here

Patti Smith! Malcolm Gladwell! Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey! Ta-Nehisi Coates!

05/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sounds to the North

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Returns This Week

Wolf Parade, Travis Thompson, and the Coathangers come to Everett for the festival’s sixth year.

05/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Live Journalism

The Pop-Up Magazine Spring Issue Comes to Town

The performed publication takes the stage at Benaroya Hall on May 15.

05/09/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hopped Up

11 Essential Seattle Beer Week Events

The 11-day festival kicks off May 9. Here's a day-by-day guide to our picks.

05/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Movie Review

What Is the Point of Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?

Yeah, casting Zac Efron as Ted Bundy is silly. But there are deeper problems.

05/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Shows to See at May Art Walk

A revered Seattle artist, some drawings of hallucinatory color, and Mount Analogue’s final show.

05/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Cinema Paradiso

The 2019 Seattle International Film Festival Schedule Is Here

410 films. 86 countries. 25 days. Get to it.

05/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Tacocat’s This Mess Is a Place Is Polished Work from a Local Gem

The Seattle quartet’s new album arrives Friday and is streaming now on NPR.

04/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

All Its Charms May Be This Year’s Big-Deal Local Poetry Book

Keetje Kuipers’s third collection is a precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live.

04/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Laugh & Cry

Meet Burl Dirkman, Brett Hamil’s Utterly Earnest Comedy Character

The host of the new podcast Burl's Worlds of Wonderment wants to teach you about the healing powers of babies.

04/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

On the Big Screen

6 Dark Cinematic Takes on Washington State Ferries

Charting Hollywood’s increasingly grim interpretations of our beloved vessels.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Habitat

Mike Kunnen Gives Seattle a View of the Past

The Magnolia craftsman uses traditional window-making techniques to restore timelessness to classic houses.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Photography by Will Austin

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This May

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

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle May 2019

A masked Sub Pop country singer plays Barboza, SIFF returns, and Waiting for Godot gets an update.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Summer Sounds

What Does the Future Hold for Music Festivals?

After the collapse of Sasquatch and Upstream, our festival landscape appears uncertain. But some are hanging on—even growing.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Lands This Weekend

And its Passport Challenge—which snags you a 25 percent yearlong discount—is even bigger.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Thing Festival Released Its Lineup and It Sounds Great

The new gathering from STG and Sasquatch! Festival founder Adam Zacks hits Port Townsend in August.

04/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 19–21

South Asian dance takes over at ACT, Seattle Symphony loosens its bow tie, and David Byrne's directing effort hits NWFF.

04/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Now Hear This

Mark Arm Was on WTF with Marc Maron

The Mudhoney frontman talks growing up near Kirkland, surfing, and persisting as a musician.

04/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Milestoned

Is Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle Actually Important?

Seattle Asian American Film Festival's Annie Kuo talks about how the stoner film is also a key work in Asian American representation.

04/17/2019 By Stefan Milne