Farewell 2010s

Seattle, You've Changed...Here's Why

Between legal weed and "the Cloud," the last 10 years in this city were a purple haze. Here's what happened.

12/30/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Brain Teasers

This Robot Is a Mind Reader

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has transformed Pictionary into a training ground for human-compatible AI.

04/23/2019 By Aly Brady

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: City Light, Teachers Strike, and Paul Allen

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/04/2018 By Grace Madigan

Art World

Seattle Art Fair Arrives This Week. Get Yourself to CenturyLink.

The city’s biggest visual art event runs through the weekend and includes a scaled replica of the solar system, some robots, giant puppets, and an art satell...

08/01/2018 By Stefan Milne

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Reveals Its Debut Lineup

The first year of Paul Allen's answer to SXSW features Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, and a glut of local bands.

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Music News

Paul Allen Launches the Upstream Music Fest to Be a Seattle SXSW

The new music festival and industry summit comes to Pioneer Square in May 2017.

08/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Art Fair

Slide Show: Seattle Art Fair

With a toast to the city led by Paul Allen and The Honorable Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle, the inaugural Seattle Art Fair roared into action on Thursday evening.


Visual Art

10 Things to Know About Seattle Art Fair

The first edition of the Paul Allen–backed visual art showcase takes over CenturyLink Event Center this weekend. Here's the vital info.

07/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Perfect Party February 2014

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.


Summer Guide

No Blue Angels? Here's Where to Get Your Air Show Fix

Flying Heritage Collection expands, takes its WWII planes to the skies in June.

04/11/2013 By Laura Dannen


Afternoon Jolt: Research and Development

The day's winners and losers.

08/19/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Books & Talks

Paul Allen Talks Yachts and Gates at Town Hall

The Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist shows off his lighter side.

04/25/2011 By Annie Rose Favreau

Ticket Alert

Tickets Available for Paul Allen’s Talk at Town Hall

He makes us want to be a billionaire so freaking bad.

04/08/2011 By Allison Williams