Serious Business

Jon Mooallem’s New Book Finds Beauty in Being Ugly

In Serious Face, the Bainbridge Island–based writer revisits some of the most meaningful pieces from his career as a New York Times Magazine writer.

05/20/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Prestige TV

Jean Smart's Long, Fascinating Road from Ballard to Hacks

The Seattle-born actress tours the country, in the second season of the HBO series, as Deborah Vance. But her film and drama resume’s already been there.

05/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Met Recs

May Pick: Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at SAM

If you're wondering what to do in Seattle this May, we recommend checking out Seattle Art Museum's special exhibition on climate.

05/05/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Space to Dream

Gallery 4Culture Reopens to the Public

The free gallery near Pioneer Square maintained by King County's agency for cultural funding reopens for in-person visitors and First Thursdays.

05/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

A Day in the Life

Seattle Drag Queen Cookie Couture Spills the Tea

Local drag performer Cookie Couture dishes on everything from her favorite foundation to the snacks she brings along to live shows.

03/28/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Moving the Needle

Two Generations of Female Tattoo Artists Propel the Industry Forward

Madame Lazonga and Lolli Morlock are two of the many artists carving a new path for women and queer people in a once male-dominated field.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Daniel Berman

Arts and Minds

In The Public Eye: A Look at Seattle Through Art Installations

From Rachel the Pig at Pike Place to the BLM mural, Seattle is connected by a thread of new and historic artworks that tell the story of our city.

03/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Chona Kasinger

Black History Month

Wa Na Wari Has a Vision for the Central District’s Black Future

The arts center in the historically Black neighborhood aims to provide solace and a sense of belonging with exhibits and live performances.

02/28/2022 By Malia Alexander

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Arts

From Brandi Carlile to Don Mee Choi and Marco Collins, this city is shaped by many an author, artist, musician, and record producer.

12/09/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Hello, you

Dylan Arnold of You on His Start at Bainbridge Performing Arts

The actor, who plays Theo on the Netflix hit TV show, speaks about his Seattle roots and our culture's love of crime stories.

12/08/2021 By Malia Alexander

On View

Packaged Black Bridges the Gap Between Inner and Outer Beauty

The Henry Art Gallery hosts a collaboration between Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Derrick Adams that explores pleasure and identity.

10/26/2021 By Sophie Grossman

GIFT GUIDE 2020

Seattle Gifts We’ll Keep on Giving

Here are the local goods that danced in our heads this year.

11/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

CULTURE FIX

What to Stream in Seattle July 17–23

Tasveer Author Meets offers up summer reads while Refill 2020 launches a virtual benefit concert.

07/17/2020 By Sam Luikens

Better Living Through Poetry

Poetry Northwest Celebrates 60 Years

The local poetry-only journal hosts a reading at the local poetry-only shop, Open Books.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Let Us Propose a Toast

October’s Perfect Party: A Salmon Savior and Nickelodeon Slime Royalty

Plus, the accomplished composer, programmer, and viral video guru who round out the month’s most distinguished locals and visitors.

09/24/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 23–26

Local and international folk bands, a night of live painting, and fourth graders' ice cream dreams.

09/23/2019 By Nicole Pasia and Courtney Cummings

Party Practitioners

Steve Cox Sculpts a Career in Party Ice

The national champion with a chainsaw specializes in cocktail ice, daring sculptures, and lots of luges.

08/20/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Party Practitioners

Sizzle the Clown Makes Joy Take Shape

These balloon creations give “twisted fantasies” a wholesome new meaning.

08/20/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Hear Here

Phonic Seattle Explores Our Less Typical Music Venues

The new documentary looks into spaces that don’t fit the standard mold.

08/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

School of Thought

A Small-Town Schoolhouse Gets New Life as a Creative Arts Center

Artists and writers use vintage classrooms to uncover a new side of Rainier.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams