Brendan Kiley, The Seattle Times

Brendan Kiley

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Past articles by Brendan:

Where to learn more about the 1970 Fort Lawton occupation

The 1970 occupation of Fort Lawton by Native activists did not come out of nowhere. Here's where you can learn more about the broader context of the protest. → Read More

The many lives of KEXP, now a more diverse, online global phenomenon

KEXP began 50 years ago, as a scrappy little station known as KCMU, broadcasting from the University of Washington. KEXP made dramatic changes two years ago. → Read More

Soderbergh shot ‘Kimi’ in Seattle, so why aren’t more big Hollywood movies made in Washington state?

Washington was one of the first states in the U.S. to offer film incentives to lure big productions to shoot on location in our state. But we've fallen far behind numerous states — Oregon, Colorado, California, Georgia — and Vancouver,... → Read More

Canada reopened its borders to Americans this week but the crowds haven’t arrived just yet

The reopening for vaccinated Americans hasn't triggered as much of a flood as you might think. The tourists in Vancouver this week are mostly Canadian, though the city is awaiting throngs this weekend and beyond. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in Federal Way shooting

Two men were shot, one fatally, early Sunday morning in Federal Way near 33200 Pacific Highway South. Officers say they received 911 calls at 6:35 a.m. about the shooting. After... → Read More

Seattle’s Omari Salisbury, a global citizen with a hyperlocal focus, runs Converge Media from behind, and in front of, the camera

Omari Salisbury started Converge Media in 2016. He amplifies stories about Seattle’s Black community he thinks should get more play from other news organizations — all while running a small business. → Read More

Brace for busy Memorial Day travel weekend across Washington — here’s your guide to navigating it

With about half of all Washington adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19, expect the airport and roads to be busy this holiday weekend. Travel by train and bus is also expected to climb from last year. → Read More

The mystery — and reversal of fortune — of the man whose property became Cal Anderson Park

What happened to a forgotten man at the edge of his world, without much family, who suffered a dramatic reversal of fortune? Somehow, no matter what his inciting actions were... → Read More

Recompose, the first human-composting funeral home in the U.S., is now open for business

After five years of research and development, Recompose, the company founded by Seattle resident Katrina Spade that gives people the option of choosing natural organic reduction — otherwise known as... → Read More

Seattle’s Museum of Museums is set to open, but there’s still drama over its 3rd floor

After more than a year of setbacks and delays, the Museum of Museums on First Hill is finally set to open. (Maybe. Knock on wood.) But there’s a problem with... → Read More

Seattle’s fall 2020 art scene will be unlike any that’s come before. Here’s a guide to what’s in store

It's tough to find silver linings in 2020. In a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, though, artists have continued to create and will keep doing so, no matter the... → Read More

Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum prepare for a tentative reopening under Phase 2 guidelines

Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that museums will be allowed to reopen under Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start program, as long as they follow strict guidelines to keep people safe. → Read More

Live: Seattle police clearing CHOP protest zone

The Seattle Police Department swept into CHOP early Wednesday with heavily equipped officers and tactical vehicles to clear out the Capitol Hill protest zone. → Read More

Leavenworth’s Oktoberfest canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Oktoberfest, one of Leavenworth's biggest events, has been canceled. → Read More

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts institutions — are piling up by the hour. Here's how you can help or get help. → Read More

Two plays on Seattle stages wrestle with creation vs. destruction

You might not think “True West” and “Our Country’s Good” have much in common besides being written by white authors at either end of the ’80s. But the accident of... → Read More

7 unforgettable Seattle theater moments of the 2010s

From the wider effects of "Hamilton" to a show that was an empty stage with six naked people and zero words, here are the theater moments of the past decade that stuck with theater reviewer Brendan Kiley. → Read More

Review: Tensions simmer in ‘People of the Book,’ a delicate psychological thriller at ACT

An Iraq war veteran returns with a complex wife and a troublesome tale in this world premiere from playwright Yussef El Guindi, who pens exquisitely understated dialogue with devils hiding in the corners. → Read More

Why go to the theater? It’s inconvenient. It can be uncomfortable. And here’s why I love it.

Compared to an evening of Netflix and Uber Eats, theater is downright risky. But it's also an immediate, communal experience that can flirt with the sublime. → Read More

7 best bets for theater in fall 2019 in the Seattle area

The fall theater season is looking a little feisty this year, from a play about a megachurch pastor who's suddenly not so sure about that whole hell thing, to a rumination on the still-shocking works of Robert Mapplethorpe. → Read More