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Mike Davis



Mike Davis is a reporter covering arts and culture. In the past, he's reported on news, politics, and sports for the South Seattle Emerald. Mike previously hosted a podcast where he discussed national politics and pop-culture.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English

Pronouns: he/him

Professional Affiliations: SABJ


  • caption: Gum Baby exhibit by Tariqa Waters at Museum of Museums
    KUOW Blog

    Mike's adventures in art: A trip down the rabbit hole

    If you are looking for some tips on how to experience art in the Seattle area, you are in the right place. In this weekly post, KUOW Arts Reporter Mike Davis gives you tips on what to do around Seattle over the weekend so you can have your own adventures in arts and culture.

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    KUOW Newsroom

    Lawsuit challenges Seattle's graffiti ordinance

    Four people have filed a complaint against the city of Seattle after being arrested and jailed in 2021 for writing easy-to-clean political messages on temporary barricades outside of the Seattle Police East Precinct. They allege the city's anti-graffiti ordinance is an unconstitutional violation of free speech.

  • caption: From left, Burlesque performers Penny Banks, Mx. Pucks A' Plenty and Scarlett Folds pose for a portrait on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the new Burlesque space along Northwest Market Street in Seattle.

    Fatlesque Fest: Celebrating a community of curves

    Burlesque has been captivating and tantalizing audiences for centuries. A new festival this weekend — Fatlesque Fest Northwest — is on a mission to disrupt the perceptions that surround burlesque and rethink the medium through a fat liberation and body positive lens.

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    Seattle Now

    Feeling the Christmas feelings

    It has been a big year, and we could all use a few days (or maybe a few months) away from the news. Seattle Now is celebrating the holidays this week with special holiday episodes. On this episode: stories from KUOW arts and culture reporter Mike Davis and food reporter Ruby de Luna, who reflect on their holiday family traditions.