Note: This is the eighth feature dedicated to bloggers who have made a huge difference to the on-line community.
by Sam Juliano
Literature gave the world the Brothers Grimm and the Brothers Karamazov. Music gave us George and Ira Gershwin and and the Brothers Sherman. The cinema has yielded the talents of Joel and Ethan Coen. In the age of the internet two blogging brothers from the Salem, Oregon area have enriched the film community with their unique insights, specialized tastes, and some of the finest on-line writing available to readers. Troy and Kevin Olson have matched their long-running and prolific activity on the film boards with the nearly four-year stewardship of two popular sites, Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies and Elusive as Robert Denby: The Life and Times of Troy. Both the elder Troy and his younger sibling Kevin (the two have a third brother who resides in San Diego) have also written for other sites and for a very long time have been regular contributors at the homes of others, furnishing many of their colleagues with some of the most valued commentary under film reviews and features. Troy has reported on his travel, family additions and domestic events at a site aptly dubbed ‘Olson Family Matters,’ while Kevin has been a contributor at a Western blog launched by fellow writer Jon Lanthier. (more…)