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Excited by Nature at Childhood’s End

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Mia Schulte knows her way around paint brushes and palette knives. When it comes to color, form and texture, she has a sure hand....

Empowering Olympia’s Queer Youth

By JONAH BARRETT Growing up LGBTQ+ can be a challenge. Queer youth face a number of difficulties, like developing straight crushes, teachers using the wrong pronouns,...

Sumi Small Works at the 5th Avenue Loft Gallery

By Alec Clayton A collection of 50 small Sumi artworks from 22 members of Puget Sound Sumi Artists fills the walls at the Fifth Avenue Loft Gallery. “There’s a good...

Olympia Comics Festival 2019

Annual festival showcases world-class cartoonists, and now includes a wedding! By NED HAYES Olympia’s Comics Festival returns on Saturday, June 15. This free...

2019 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship Announced

By Billy Thomas The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, one of Olympia’s premier performing arts spaces since 1985, has announced their recipient of the...

It’s More Than Being Gay: Youth Intersectionality in Olympia’s LGBTQ+ Culture

By JONAH BARRETT Intersectionality is not a new word — it was first coined by black, feminist scholar Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989 to describe how discussions...

Sharon Stearnes and the Wonderful Wurlitzer

By KAREN LUNDE Back in the mid-1920s, the Liberty Theatre, a vaudeville house, contained a Wurlitzer 2/9 theater pipe organ. After a renovation in 1948, the Liberty...

Capital City Pride Parade: Steps Toward Progress

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Back in 1991, the population of Olympia was seven-tenths of what it is now, and stunning social paradigm shifts remained over the visible horizon....

Proud to Lead the Parade

By MOLLY GILMORE With her bright smile and warm personality, Jacque Dennee-Lee — who’ll serve as marshal of the Capital City Pride Parade on June 23 — helped many...

Cameron Combs Named Capital City Pride’s Activist of the Year

By ALEC CLAYTON This year’s Capital City Pride award for activist of the year goes to Cameron Combs, activist, trans man, writer and president of the Pizza Klatch...