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.

Badger-Meinhof

Is Seattle Wildlife Actually Behaving Differently While We Quarantine?

Cannibal rats. Squirrel attacks. Local researchers are trying to suss out what's going on with animals right now.

05/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

How to Make That Mushroom Toast You Loved in Restaurants

Mushrooms with cream over toast has been a sort of Seattle staple.

05/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Costs & Values

A New Survey Projects Up to $135 Million in Cultural Organization Losses

The updated figures from ArtsFund look at lost revenue in the 2020 fiscal year.

05/05/2020 By Stefan Milne

Belated Honors

Oh, Hey: Here Are Seattle's 2020 James Beard Award Nominees

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi! Canlis! Books!

05/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Unsafe & Sound

The Number of Uninsured People Jumped 67 Percent in King County

Statewide about 272,000 people lost coverage between mid-March and mid-April.

05/01/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

It Is Time to Start Pickling and Fermenting

Pickling is easy as hell and a good way to preserve vegetables between infrequent shopping trips.

05/01/2020 By Stefan Milne

Aping the Alps

Might Austria's Reopening Give Washington a Glimpse of Our Future?

Our state and the European country share some pandemic similarities.

04/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

4 Seattle-ish Albums to Listen to This Spring

Car Seat Headrest, Perfume Genius, Tomo Nakayama, Shabazz Palaces. This is what 2020 sounds like.

04/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Truss Issues

Roasting a Chicken Is Not About Perfection

It’s about simple comfort.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lockdown Learning

I Was Homeschooled—It Has Its Upsides

Isolation, yes, but there are quiet pleasures too.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Truly Vital

How Seattle Copes: Gloria Hatcher-Mays Runs the Rainier Valley Food Bank

The executive director has seen the community hub through phases of pandemic response.

04/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

Tricks to Make Storage Vegetables Taste Good

Beets, cabbage, carrots, daikon—cooked right they can go stem-to-stem with delicate spring greens.

04/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Essential Buisness

The Ballard and University District Farmers Markets Reopen This Weekend

After more than a month of closure, the city is allowing the two markets to resume operation—with a set of strict safety protocols.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Subduction Is a Novel of Deep Cultural Frictions

Kristen Millares Young’s debut follows an anthropologist’s studies on the Makah Indian Reservation.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

America Unmasked

For People of Color, Masks Come with Their Own Risks

In Washington and across the country, facial coverings are triggering racist backlash.

04/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quarantine Cuisine

Things I Learned Cooking Restaurant Staff Meals

Cooking family meals for a restaurant staff is a course in culinary MacGyvering.

04/10/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Agent Cooped Up

Twin Peaks Is 30 and Kyle MacLachlan Is Hosting a Streaming Party

The Yakima native will live-tweet the pilot and then take to Instagram for a Q&A.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Overzealous Zestimates

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne