Matt Olin





Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Convo with Dr. Keith Cradle

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | August 5, 2020

Charlotte, the doctor will see you now. Dr. Keith Cradle, that is. With nearly three decades of Charlotte now in his blood, this JCSU/UNCC/Pfeiffer/Walden alum is impacting our city in many ways — from his work as the Director of Youth and Juvenile… read more »




Wesley Mancini Gets Biscuit Blitzed

Videos | July 28, 2020

Award-winning fabric designer Wesley Mancini has a tenure of nearly four decades in “the greater Charlotte area” (33 years in QC proper!) and has experienced a lot, but nothing could have prepared him for the kind of disruption that a global pandemic… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: A Short Chat with Sen. Jeff Jackson

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 22, 2020

Senator Jeff Jackson has called the Queen City home for a decade, and he’s already created an admirable (and growing) legacy of leadership and service. As the representative of District 37 — that’s one-fifth of Mecklenburg County — he now finds him… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Ju-Don Marshall

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 17, 2020

Turns out, WFAE’s Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Ju-Don Marshall, is on her second tour of duty in Charlotte. During her first stint 25 years ago, she worked at the Charlotte Observer. Now, she oversees news and programming for o… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Gau Gupte

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 6, 2020

Gaurav (Gau) Gupte is a Principal at Odell Associates, and his talent as a designer and architect can be seen all along the East Coast. During his two decades (and counting) as a Charlottean, this self-proclaimed introvert has been making his mark on… read more »




EDITORIAL: A Look Back at June

Editorials | July 1, 2020

Welcome to July 2020. On more than one occasion this year, I’ve wondered what day it is. Time is so fuzzy these days, it feels nearly irrelevant. But here we are, moving headlong into July. Has it already been six months? Has it only been six months?… read more »




Every Day Is An Adventure with Jen Edwards

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 1, 2020

In this edition of the Biscuit Blitz, Jen Sudul Edwards raps with Matt Olin about her roles as chief curator for the Mint Museum and board chair for Goodyear Arts (among others roles), and how the pandemic has forced her to embrace the mantra, “Every… read more »




COVID-19 and the Digital Divide

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced us all onto the Web for education, business and entertainment. No problem if you have high-speed internet, but you’re still running to catch up. But, if you are in the grasp of the digital divide, without access to reliable broadb… read more »




Henry Roe is SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 25, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Armah Shiancoe

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 23, 2020

However you decide to pronounce his first name, one thing is crystal clear about Armah Shiancoe: he is preparing our young people to be of true value to our 21st Century communities. In this Batch of the Biscuit Blitz, Matt Olin chats with Armah abou… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Melody Gross

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

Melody Gross is a communications strategist, a speaker, a coach for women who have experienced domestic violence and a mom. And, she quit her job to start her own company on December 31. She’s struggling with COVID-19 as the rest of us are. She has h… read more »




Jennifer Wiggins is SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

Videos | June 19, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that gra… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Patrice Gaines

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t been an easy time, but Patrice Gaines has put her passion for meditation and for writing to work, to calm her mind and remain productive. Patrice is an author, a teacher, a community advocate and a former Washington Post… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Michelle Guobadia

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Michelle Guobadia is awesome. If you don’t know it already, you will after just :30 seconds of watching this video. A national speaker on issues of bullying and hazing, Michelle is also the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Charlotte. S… read more »




A Poet for Uncertain Times – Jay Ward

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

Charlotte’s own Jay Ward is a poet and teaching artist who has read and performed in venues across the country. He won the National Poetry Slam in 2018 and the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019. On this batch of the Biscuit Blitz, he chats with Ma… read more »




Darryl Gaston Drops Knowledge & Hugs It Out

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 23, 2020

Darryl Gaston is a man of many talents — entrepreneur, hairstylist, minister, neighborhood advocate. As the unofficial “Mayor of North End” Darryl lends his support, advice and criticism to new development taking place in neighborhoods that have bee… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Joy Wills

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

Joy Wills is a Charlotte comedian who was building a great career in the Queen City when COVID-19 hit. While she’s still excited about her career — and inspired by the ongoing work of Lauren Ansley of Beerly Funny and others — she’s wrestling with… read more »




The “Khaleesi of Southern Ramen” Speaks!

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 13, 2020

Land on Courtney Estes’ LinkedIn page, and you’ll immediately see that she is the “First of Her Name, Queen of Lincoln’s Haberdashery, Khaleesi of Southern Ramen, Breaker of Server Chains, and Mother of Design Dragons.” Scroll down a bit more, and yo… read more »




Bruce Hazel is Taking It in Stride

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 12, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Charlotte’s own Bruce Hazel performs “Take It… read more »




“You were an incredible gift.” – A Note to Paige Johnston Thomas

Editorials | May 11, 2020

The editorial below was written by Matt Olin, co-publisher of The Biscuit, to honor Queen City creative and casting director, Paige Johnston Thomas, who directed “Oslo” for Three Bone Theatre this time last year. Paige passed away on April 27, 2020…. read more »