Benjamin Hedge Olson is a writer, ethnographer, scholar, and teacher based in Seattle, WA. He holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and an MA in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
At Bumbershoot, Seattleites pat themselves on the back with enough force to crack vertebrae, reinforcing their sense of civic and regional pride, saying to one another over and over again: this is who we are, and right now we are at our most perfect.
Monday, March 3 2014
These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.
Sunday, February 9 2014
The music that comprises the three genres being represented here fearlessly borrows from the available cultural traditions and creates something fantastically original with the disparate ingredients.
Sunday, February 2 2014
Along the Way is always pretty, but rarely beautiful.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
I am forced to the conclusion that shredding might, in fact, be the international language.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
On Weekend, the Sounds sound like they are phoning it in.