Stefan Milne is the arts and culture editor for Seattle Met. He’s a Washington native and earned an M.A. in English from Central Washington University. He’s published journalism, fiction, and poetry in Gargoyle Magazine, The Stranger, and others. You can likely find him reading or cooking vegetables from his garden.

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

Where to buy literature in a City of Literature.

10/19/2022 By Stefan Milne With Sophie Grossman

Bogged Down

Can Annie Proulx’s New Book Meet Climate Crisis Urgency?

The former local’s book on environmental history—Fen, Bog and Swamp—aims to revitalize our views of wetlands.

09/27/2022 By Stefan Milne

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

A rundown of where to go crate digging in and around our very musical city.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

Fungible Fungi

Wunderground Cafe Wants to Make Mushroom Coffee Mainstream

The new Capitol Hill coffee shop from Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall boosts its beans with wellness mushrooms.

01/20/2022 By Stefan Milne

On View

SAM Is Showing a Major Imogen Cunningham Retrospective

The Washington-raised photographer's works range from floral abstraction to street photos.

10/05/2021 By Stefan Milne

First Person, Last Word

How Skateboarding Shaped My Mind

My past still persists, changing how I view the city and the world.

09/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

Talking Mysteries

Cedar Sigo's Conversational Poetics

In two new books, Cedar Sigo contends with the power of talk.

09/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

Artificial Irrelevance

Could Coders Automate Away Their Own Work?

Microsoft now has a program with code that “writes itself.”

09/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

“Thanks for coming, and enjoy your time in Seattle.”

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Shelf Lives

7 Seattle Books to Read This Fall

From Marcus Harrison Green's essay collection to a history of the 1991 Huskies.

09/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Home (Page) Run

How the Garages Became Seattle’s Biggest Band

The 80-or-so-member international music collective, forged in the video game ‘Blaseball,’ is one of the best-selling Seattle artists on Bandcamp.

09/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Wish You Were Here

With Music Venues Open Again, Will Livestreaming Keep Its Place?

Two Seattle tech startups—LiveMo and LoudSwell—are betting on it.

09/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Box Office

Fall Events Ticket Guide

The shows to buy up before they sell out.

09/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

State of Play

What’s Driving Seattle’s Tabletop Gaming Renaissance?

Decades after Magic: The Gathering put this region on the map, the game scene is in bloom.

09/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

State of Play

5 Seattle Board and Card Game Stores Pick Local Favorites

Here’s what to play and where to get it in a bastion of tabletop gaming.

08/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Well of course

Headed to a Seattle Theater? You Better Be Vaxxed.

As the Delta variant sweeps through the country, a bevy of local arts organizations are requiring proof of vaccination (or a recent negative test).

08/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Downtown Funk

Seattle’s All-BIPOC Burlesque Fest Shakes Up the Triple Door

What the Funk?!, now in its third iteration, will take over the city’s most prominent burlesque venue.

08/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Drawn Out

11 Essential Seattle Graphic Novels and Comics

The city is a hotbed for cartoon talent.

08/06/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair Is Back

Over 50 galleries are participating this time, and they're bringing back First Thursday Art Walk with them.

08/03/2021 By Stefan Milne

International Locals

Washingtonians in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

From the names you know to those you should learn.

07/23/2021 By Stefan Milne