OPEN SEASON

How the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Made Retail History

The annual event's local roots are kind of a big deal.

06/28/2021 By Zoe Sayler

ANARCHIST JURISDICTION

What Really Happened in CHOP?

One year ago, protesters transformed six blocks on Capitol Hill and captured the nation’s attention. Nobody knew where this would go.

06/08/2021 By Marcus Harrison Green

conservatory chic

Property Watch: Everett's Rucker Mansion

Who's up for a life-size game of Clue?

05/12/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Pray for Vacation

The Lodge at St. Edward State Park Resurrects an Old Holy Site

A new Kenmore hotel turns a historic seminary into high-end accommodations on Lake Washington.

05/11/2021 By Allison Williams

Feature

A Brief History of Seattle, in Three Disasters

After the Great Seattle Fire and the Boeing Bust, the city showed a knack for reinvention. Can that same spirit pull us out of our current crisis?

07/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

FEATURE

Neon Signs Are Glowing Strong in Seattle

In a world of LEDs, Western Neon illuminates this Seattle legacy for the next generation.

03/02/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

ACE-HIGH SOCIALITE

6 Famous Figures on Buffalo Bill's Contact List

An army scout turned consummate showman, Cody knew practically everyone worth knowing in the West.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Amazing...But Never Again

Reliving the Seahawks-Packers NFC Title Game from 2015

An onside kick recovery, a boatload of interceptions, and a glorious overtime throw made the last Seahawks-Packers playoff matchup a crazy classic.

01/08/2020 By Ryan Phelan

QUOTE UNQUOTE

D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., Delivers a New Package Hub in the Central District

“I’ve always been one to blaze my own trail. I just feel like I’m built for it.”

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Glass. Ceiling. Shattered.

Meet the Women Who Fought for Their Place in Seattle Politics

Political pioneers like Bertha Knight Landes, Ruby Chow, and Patty Murray are the real MVPs.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne, Courtney Cummings, Lily Hansen, and Sam Jones

Cover Story

The 30 Women Who Shaped Seattle

Bold women have fashioned Seattle into someplace bigger, smarter, and more fun since the very beginning.

11/26/2019 Edited by Allison Williams

Electric Museumland

The Jimi Hendrix Exhibit at Northwest African American Museum Is a Good Primer

And it has a beautiful jacket.

11/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Web Exclusive

5 Books for the Seattle Music Lover

Want to go beyond an article? These books offer deep dives into local history.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

War of the Rosies

Will the Real Rosie the Riveter Please Stand Up?

The woman said to inspire the famous wartime image recently passed away in Washington. And all it took to secure her legacy was a case of mistaken identity and one scholar’s six-year search for the truth.

03/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Travel

The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

In Seattle, the History Is Female Too

Five women who shaped this city.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Dentists 2018

5 Strange but True Tales from Seattle Dentistry

From the annals of time, the forgotten history of Seattle dental care.

12/19/2017 By Araz Hachadourian, Manola Secaira, Isabel Boutiette, Jaime Archer, and Diane Stephani

100 Years of Activism

1956–69: Seattleites Stand Up for Racial Justice

The region’s civil rights movement relied not only on African Americans, but activists from many ethnic groups.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

100 Years of Activism

1917–24: Seattle’s Anti-WWI Women and the General Strike Make News Worldwide

Plus: Washington voters reject the Ku Klux Klan.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

History

100 Years of Seattle Activism

The surprising history of Seattle’s century-long fight for human rights.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt