The Beacon

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Fall 2012 Office Hours: M-W-F 8am – 11am, 12pm – 2pm

Bill Thomas is a senior Communications major at Wilkes University, with a concentration in Journalism. In addition to serving as The Beacon’s Arts & Entertainment Editor, he is also a former member of both the board and staff of Zebra Communications, and is still a regularly contributor to local alternative weekly the Weekender.

Bill currently runs an intermittently updated blog about the Pennsylvania underground music scene called 570 Mine Fire. In 2011, he was voted “Best Blogger” by Diamond City for his now-defunct movie review blog, Total Popcorn (a.k.a. Cinema Cyclops).

A self-professed pop culture geek and lover of all things A&E-related, Bill is both a die-hard film buff and a passionate supporter of the local music scene. He is currently working on putting together a radio show for Wilkes University’s radio station, 90.7 WCLH, that will focus on independent, underground musical acts throughout Pennsylvania.

All in all, he finds it a little weird writing about himself in the third person.

 

Bill Thomas, AE Editor

Apr 23, 2013
Kindred spirits: Twin passions ignite for violin duet (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
The 101: Gettin’ Nekkid for Fun & Profit (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
Waiting in the wings: The unsung heroes of “Gemini” (Story)
Mar 26, 2013
Saving grace: Faith, suffering in “Astonished” (Story)
Mar 19, 2013
The 101: Something Fishy’s Going On (Story)
Feb 26, 2013
The 101: Lovecraft or Lovecrap? (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Five Tips for Making it Last (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
The 101: Tough Love (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Fired porn star teacher raises issues of sex, violence in U.S. (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Big hair on the air: ’80s rock returns on Wilkes radio (Story)
Jan 29, 2013
Theater seniors blossom in black box capstones (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2013
The 101: Pizzylvania (Story)
Jan 29, 2013
Civility, respect are both necessary for gun-related progressions (Story)
Nov 21, 2012
Chorus director scratches another item off bucket list with Christmas-themed events (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
Dr. Bradford Kinney set to retire after 40 years at Wilkes (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
Wilkes musicians are ready to have a ball, literally (Story)
Nov 14, 2012
Front Row Film School: When bad movies happen to good actors (Story)
Nov 13, 2012
The 101: Diary of a ‘Twilight’ Virgin (Story)
Nov 13, 2012
Creative Writing instructor taps into dark impulses for ‘White Vespa’ (Story)
Nov 07, 2012
Front Row Film School: Winter movie preview (Story)
Nov 02, 2012
The 10 Commandments of Movie Theater Etiquette (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
Local horror filmmakers deliver blood, guts, hyuks (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
The 101: Freaks & Geeks (Story)
Oct 22, 2012
From jazz to punk: Diversity on display at Wilkes, Misericordia film fest (Story)
Oct 19, 2012
The 101: So Bad, It’s Good (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Creative Writing grads brings visions to life (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
The 101: In-Ring Psychology (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
‘New Shorts’ offers eight plays in one (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
The 101: A World Without Superheroes (Story)
Sep 17, 2012
Wilkes students eye Sundance with indie film ‘Pitchfork’ (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Title Fight takes hometown sound international with “Floral Green” (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
The 101: A Wilkes-Barre Survival Guide (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Astorian Stigmata: Goth rock, indie style (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Empire of the Sea: High-flying post-rock (Story)
May 11, 2012
Local musician Drew Kelly defies genre trappings with sophomore effort (Story/Media)
May 11, 2012
Drew Kelly performs at Wilkes-Barre JCC (Story)
Apr 24, 2012
Give her a hand: Wilkes alum drives men ‘Mad’ in TV, movies (Story)
Apr 24, 2012
Wilkes musicians unite for spring concerts (Story)
Apr 24, 2012
Don’t slap yourself for missing out, give ‘Three Stooges’ a shot (Story)
Apr 17, 2012
Breathing new life: Alt-rockers make plans for full-length CD (Story)
Apr 17, 2012
Postmodern horror resides at Whedon’s ‘Cabin in the Woods’ (Story)
Apr 04, 2012
Wilkes Manuscript, GSA team up for LGBT poetry reading (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
Our Ashes Remain rises from ruin with new EP (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
Good, evil take center stage in Wilkes’ theater production ‘Amadeus’ (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
A darker shade of noir: Crime, existentialism in Sallis’ ‘Drive’ (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
Stiff upper lip: Student seeks facial hair fame (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
Everything old is new again: The enduring appeal of vinyl (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
Hungry for Asian eats? Try Akeno Sushi (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
Curse of Sorrow rocks, shocks with new album (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
Wilkes professor to visit Kazakhstan as part of Art in Embassies program (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
W-B film series commemorates centennial of Titanic disaster (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
‘John Carter’ is a stellar sci-fi flick that no on wants to see (Story)
Mar 02, 2012
Stand-up guy: Matt Gaines pursues passion at campus Comedy Night (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
Oscars are rubbish (Story)
Feb 28, 2012
‘Human floor’ breaks record, not bones (Story)
Feb 28, 2012
Anti-Flag’s punk rock politics (Story)
Feb 27, 2012
Generic rom-com raunchfest focuses on clash between hippies, yuppies (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
Heat and kinesis: The triumphant return of Title Fight (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
Wilkes’ film expert weighs in on Oscar nominees (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
Latest Marvel movie doesn’t have a ‘ghost” of a chance (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Vintage Ataris: new album, old-school style (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Not so ‘Little’ women (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
New spy flick ‘houses’ hardcore action, but the script plays it too ‘safe’ (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Manuscript writers break hearts, buck tradition (Story)
Feb 07, 2012
Supernatural forces collide in Wilkes alum’s dark debut novel (Story)
Feb 07, 2012
‘Woman in Black’ shivers spines but only grazes stomachs (Story)
Feb 07, 2012
Blood spills in avant-garde theater production (Story)
Jan 30, 2012
Grip of the Gods returns to NEPA as ‘future of rock’ (Story)
Jan 30, 2012
New rom-com not bad, but this ‘one’ isn’t worth your ‘money’ (Story)
Dec 04, 2011
The second coming of ‘The Muppets’ (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
New Farley catalog is ‘hell on wheels,’ helps library hit record gate count (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
IT committee seeks input from faculty, students for possible e-mail switch (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
Subpar script sinks Oscar bid for ‘J. Edgar’ (Story)
Nov 17, 2011
Wilkes-Barre robbery poses little threat to campus, despite early reports (Story)
Nov 15, 2011
‘Immortals’ offers sumptuous style over stale substance (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
Disappointing turnout reveals problems at IT meeting (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
The bromance continues with ‘A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas’ (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
Wilkes students and faculty weigh in on Wall Street protests (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
Annual Sideshow Gathering brings the weird and wonderful to Wyoming Valley (Story)
Oct 25, 2011
G.I. Jobs names Wilkes military-friendly school for second consecutive year (Story)
Oct 24, 2011
Local Haunts available this Halloween season (Story)
Oct 24, 2011
Anderson’s ‘Three Musketeers’ vandalizes a classic (Story)
Oct 15, 2011
“The Thing” prequel isn’t great, but some-“Thing” is better than no-“Thing” (Story)
Oct 11, 2011
Check-out time for Sterling Hotel (Story)
Oct 11, 2011
Strand of Oaks Performs at Redwood Art Space (Story)
Oct 11, 2011
‘Real Steel’ is real fun but real dumb (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
‘Dream House’ really a nightmare (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
Local bands will perform to aid flood victims in their time of strife (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
UNDEF Executive Head Roland Rich presents lecture on democratization (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
‘Moneyball’ offers good sports story, better life story (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
Legendary R&B Singer Comes to Kirby Center (Story)
Sep 18, 2011
Exhibit gives new meaning to ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ (Story)
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Bill Thomas