Downlocal

8 Homegrown Apps to Help You Navigate Life in Seattle

From dining to the dating scene.

03/15/2021 By Christy Carley

Out of Office

Microsoft's Redmond Campus Will Host a Coronavirus Vaccination Site

The company is making good on president Brad Smith's word.

02/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Titans

Jeff Bezos Just Crowned a New King of Seattle Tech

Introducing Andy Jassy, Amazon's soon-to-be CEO.

02/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Flex

A Seattle Startup’s AI Designs Your Workout

From the U.S. Department of Defense to a rugby team in Senegal, Volt Athletics users aren't just work-from-homers.

01/15/2021 By Erin Wong

Coronavirus Chronicles

Amazon's Work from Home Policy Extension Heightens Downtown Distress

The tech giant's plan to stay remote through early 2021 will hit Seattle's core the hardest.

07/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Triumphs

Microsoft Wants to Cancel Reply-All Email Blitzes

A new feature will block extreme cases at first before expanding.

05/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Startup Society

How a New Program Helps Seattle’s Big-Tech Workers Become Founders

Venture Out allows Amazonians and others to develop their company ideas without ditching their day jobs.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Review Your Purchase

PBS’s 'Amazon Empire' Is a Good Primer on the Seattle Tech Giant

The new two-hour Frontline episode covers the company’s fraught facets, even if it doesn’t further the investigation much.

02/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

COME AS YOU ARE

7 Seattle Fashion Moments We’ll Remember from the 2010s

Seattle’s never been known for its fashion sense. But after the last decade...uh, we’re getting there.

01/07/2020 By Zoe Sayler

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

Last Mile Malaise

The Hidden Cost and Human Toll of Amazon

The working conditions and litigation behind that box’s journey to your porch.

12/23/2019 By Levi Pulkkinen

Feature

Who Will Mourn the Tech Bro?

The subculture you love to hate is tough to define. It will be even tougher when it’s gone.

09/24/2019 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Ryan Snook

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

Well Read

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Side Dish

Tock Adds Extra Risk—and Reward—to Dinner

The online reservation platform has changed the way some Seattle restaurants are booking dinner guests.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Welcome Home

So You've Moved to Seattle

It's not easy being new in town. We're here to give you the info every new Seattleite needs right away.

09/21/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

Cheryl Ingram Brings Diversity Training to the Modern Workplace

“You definitely have an issue with your culture if everybody in it looks like you.”

08/14/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Domo Arigato, Mr. Robata

Robots Now Work at a Capitol Hill Restaurant

Junkichi Robata Izakaya is the second Seattle restaurant to employ AI-powered Sota robots.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne