ARTICLES BY briano
lettersfest

Everyone Has a Macho Man Randy Savage Impersonation

Brian Oliu

10.18.18

Brian Oliu parses the performative stylings of one of wrestling’s most iconic figures into a meditation on origin and self-presentation. Brian will appear as a part of the Letters Festival in Atlanta, running November 8-10. Tickets available now at thelettersfestival.org.

benoit

There Will Be No Mention of _______’s Name Tonight

Brian Oliu

05.16.17

“They should’ve seen the signs: _______was the only man who would take chair shots to the back of the head.” A cryptic and creepy lyric essay by Brian Oliu on one of the sadder stories to ever come out of professional wrestling.

Houndstooth

Pursuing the Trivial: The Houndstooth

Brian Oliu

11.11.13

Brian Oliu traverses the trivia universe at Alabama University, including this stop at a “multi-million dollar monstrosity” bar.