Selected Publications


Never Have I Known a Single Goddamn Thing (3:AM Magazine)

Creative Nonfiction

A Day at the Fair (MID LVL MAG)

On Film

Popping My Titanic Cherry (The Daily Beast)

Are the Politics of Jason Statham’s ‘Beekeeper’ Actually Dangerous? (The Daily Beast)

Rainier: A Beer Odyssey Is a Film About Seattle’s Soul (Seattle Met)

A new filmmakers hub emerges at Seattle Center (Seattle Times)

Joaquin Phoenix is the Sad Boy Napoleon We Deserve (The Daily Beast)

On Nicolas Cage, Vampires, and Renfield (The Daily Beast)

Oppenheimer’s Sexy Nerds (The Daily Beast)

The Boys in the Boat Reminds Us How Much Seattle Has Changed (Seattle Met)

Indie Movie Theaters Are Finding Their Audience (Seattle Met)

On Books

Amor Towles flashes new skills in Table for Two (Washington Post)

A comet blazes through a promising debut in Bright Objects (Washington Post)

Q&A with Naomi Alderman, on The Future (Seattle Times)

Q&A with Elmer Dixon, Seattle Black Panther Party Cofounder, on Die Standing (Seattle Times)

Into the Gray with Karl Marlantes (The Seattle Times)

Old Town Tacoma featured in Katrina Carrasco’s Rough Trade (Seattle Times)

Noé Álvarez Investigates His Roots Through Music (Seattle Times)

In Denis Johnson, Darkness Met Delight (The Millions)

The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt (The Millions)

Molly McGhee Wants to Rethink the Way We Work (The Millions)

The People Who Report More Stress by Alejandro Varela (Rain Taxi)

Ross McMeekin Features PNW in Debut Short Story Collection (Seattle Times)

At Seattle’s Literary Open Mics, Writers Find Community (Seattle Times)

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead (Bridge Eight)

Juno Loves Legs by Karl Geary (The Adroit Journal)

The Farewell Tour by Stephanie Clifford (PA)

50 Years of Island Books (Seattle Times)

The Latinist by Mark Prins (PA)

The Ferryman by Justin Cronin (PA)

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara(PA)

Lake City by Thomas Kohnstamm(PA)

On Music

How a Historic Anacortes Church Turned into a Destination Recording Studio (Seattle Met)

Ballad of the Working Musician: On Music and Day Jobs (Seattle Met)

Q&A With Grammy-Nominated Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, On Jazz Alley Debut (Seattle Times)

Tequila Funk Odyssey: REPOSADO Cover Story (Earshot Jazz)

Ron Weinstein Is on Fire – Cover Story (Earshot Jazz)

Multifaceted musician Robin Holcomb talks career arc ahead of new album (Seattle Times)

Bill Frisell, giant of PNW jazz, returns for Jazz Alley shows (Seattle Times)

Changing Music Ed With “The Beth and Kelly Show” (Earshot Jazz)

At Westerlies Fest 2024, band members honor their Seattle jazz roots (Seattle Times)

Jazz is the Lens: A Sit-down with Paul de Barros & Alexa Peters (Earshot Jazz)

Record Store Day 2024 includes releases from historical Seattle jazz shows (Seattle Times)

The Alley Life: An Interview with Ari Dimitriou (Earshot Jazz)

‘Songs of Black Folk’ celebrates Juneteenth and rich musical tradition (Seattle Times)

In the Workshop With Jazz Quartet Type 85 (Earshot Jazz)

Mack Waldron, Owner of Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, Dies at 82 (Seattle Times)

Concert Honors Clarence Acox, a Titan of Seattle Jazz Education (Seattle Times)

Hiromi’s Sonicwonder: Earshot Fest ’23 Preview (Earshot Jazz)

Decoding Jazz: Tuesdays @ Seattle’s Owl & Thistle (PA)

A Jazz Primer: Trading Fours at Seattle’s Owl & Thistle (Earshot Jazz)

Album Reviews

Top 23 Albums of 2023 (PA)

Bill Anschell – Improbable Solutions (Earshot Jazz)

Julian Priester & David Haney – Live at Earshot (Earshot Jazz)

Ricksplund – I Want to Be (Earshot Jazz)

Show Reviews

Christian McBride (PA)

Pat Metheny (PA)

Fred Hersch & esperanza spalding (PA)

Day In / Day Out Festival ’23 (PA)

Yellowjackets (PA)

Mike Stern (PA)

Emmet Cohen (PA)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (PA)

Marcus Miller (PA)

Keyon Harrold (PA)

Dave Holland (PA)

Karl Denson (PA)

On Sports

Caitlin Clark Draws a Crowd. But the Storm Deserve Our Lasting Attention. (Seattle Met)

On Politics

Making of a Politician: Millennial Girmay Zahilay on the Move (PA)

2022: Escaping the End-of-year Doom Loop (PA)

Eric Olson Writing