Billy Thomas

Miscast! (in a Good Way)

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL On June 2, Harlequin Productions will offer one performance, the name of which all but dares critics to slam it. That show, concocted by Aaron...

A Doll’s House: A Forerunner of Feminism Updated and as Relevant as Ever

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Henrik Ibsen’s controversial classic A Doll’s House as presented at Harlequin Productions is stunning, and as relevant...

Jammin’ at the Jamboree

By JONAH BARRETT Steamboat Island isn’t known for its boisterous antics, but that changes every spring as it bursts with a variety of melodies. The fifth-annual...

Tiny Holes

By ­Adam McKinney Tiny Holes seemed destined for underground music fame, if they hadn’t disbanded so quickly. The Olympia band only had a few months over the...

Olympia Film Society Introduces Screen Scores

By NOAH SHACHAR Cinema and music have been intertwined since the debut of moving pictures. With the invention of sound cinema, however, we lost the combination of a live...

Op-Ed: The Language of Identity

By Kirk Ericson, special contributor I am 59 years old, and I only recently learned that I am a cisgendered straight male. It seems late in the game to learn such a fact...

City of Olympia Seeking Citizens for Heritage Commission

By Billy Thomas The City of Olympia announced on Friday that it is looking for citizens interested in serving on the Heritage Commission. “The commission provides...

Sweet Things on Paper: The Photography of Ashley Miller

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Evergreen State College graduate Ashley Miller has returned with a photography exhibition called Sweet Things in Galerie...

A Year of Growth for Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

By LUCY VOLKER Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) provides musical education, technical training and performance opportunities for aspiring, young musicians....

An Artistic Revue: Procession of the Species 2019

By NED HAYES Photography by Shanna Paxton Photography Procession of the Species is Olympia’s annual celebration of the natural ecosystem. It’s been enlivened in...