Talking Mysteries

Cedar Sigo's Conversational Poetics

'Guard the Mysteries ' and 'All This Time' from Wave Books both contend with the power of talk.

09/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

A Rose for Emily

Seattle’s The Bachelor Is Way Better Than Hollywood’s

Andrew Palmer’s smart new novel is a fun and heady plunge into reality and identity.

07/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Left at London’s New Album Is Radiantly Eclectic

The local artist’s first full album, 't.i.a.p.f.y.h.,' explores mental illness and recovery.

06/22/2021 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

In One Two Three, Triplets Take on a Chemical Company

Seattle writer Laurie Frankel’s latest reads like an ecological fable.

06/02/2021 By Stefan Milne

Spelling It Out

In Her New Book White Magic, Elissa Washuta Searches for Healing

The author’s new memoir fuses an array of sources into a dizzying, brilliant piece of writing.

04/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Productions

SIFF 2021: All the Northwest Connections Films, Reviewed

From bonkers ski jumps to competitive office filing—here the international is right at home.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

TV Review

Netflix’s Firefly Lane Tells a Needlessly Tangled Friendship Story

The 10-episode season is set in Seattle and stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke.

02/15/2021 By Karen Reyes

Book Review

Ijeoma Oluo's Mediocre Unpacks White Male Supremacy

The writer’s follow-up to 'So You Want to Talk About Race' weaves troubled history into current events.

11/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Emerald Street Examines Seattle's Gem of a Hip-Hop Scene

Daudi Abe's new history book details our local hip-hop culture's identity: intelligent, idiosyncratic, progressive.

11/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

Jess Walter's The Cold Millions Is a Rich, Expansive Page-Turner

The Washington author's latest dives into a row between organized labor and police in 1909 Spokane.

10/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Celestial Drift

Molly Wizenberg’s The Fixed Stars Charts Her Shifting Sexuality

The Seattle writer’s third memoir is an engaging look into budding queerness.

08/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

In Corinne Manning’s We Had No Rules, Identity Is a Prism

The Seattle author's debut short story collection features queer characters struggling with definition.

05/14/2020 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

Review

Rupee Bar Gives Seattle a Rare Entry Point to Sri Lankan Flavors

Latin-toned Manolin spun off this spicy den of cocktails and bar snacks in Ballard. Even more unexpected—it's crazy good.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Ballet Review

Locally Sourced Will Surprise You

Three new works from Seattle artists feature early contenders for the most memorable moments of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season.

11/12/2019 By Darren Davis

Ballet Review

Bodies Break Free of Their Earthly Prisons in Carmina Burana

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season opener takes a big swing with impressive results.

10/01/2019 By Darren Davis

TV Review

Netflix’s Unbelievable Is Not So Hard to Believe

The eight-episode miniseries—based on the rape of a Lynnwood teen—takes a new approach to tackling sexual assault on screen.

09/13/2019 By Lily Hansen

Theater Review

ACT Theatre’s Pass Over Is Wrenching and Stunning

Antoinette Nwandu’s play mashes up Samuel Beckett, the Bible, and modern America.

06/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 22–28

Four more locally grown movies premiere this week—plus a suite of short films.

05/22/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Localish Lit

Riots I Have Known Is a Deeply Funny Prison Book

Ryan Chapman's smart, freewheeling first novel sends up both prison and literary life.

05/21/2019 By Stefan Milne