A Small(ish) Sampling of Jen's Work


For Leonardo DiCaprio, Always a Golden Globe, Never an Oscar (The Dissolve)

A Tribute to Casey Kasem, American Top 40 and the Power of the Pop Culture List (Salon)

The Sentimental, Cynical, Undying Charm of A Christmas Story (The Dissolve)

The Academy Award for Best Costume Design Always Comes Dressed in the Past (The Dissolve)

Why You Hate Skyler White (Esquire)

She Doesn't Give a Damn About Her Bad Reputation: Why The To Do List is Revolutionary (Rogerebert.com)

The Liz Lemon Effect (Slate)



Don't Hit Fast-forward: Opening Titles Are a Vital Part of TV's Best Shows (The Washington Post)

Suck and Blow: The Oral History of the Clueless Party Scene (Vulture)

ThinkGeek: Company at a Crossroads (The Washington Post Magazine)

White Flint's Last Christmas (The Washington Post)


Movie Reviews

Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me (The Dissolve)
About Last Night (The Dissolve)
Gravity (Washington City Paper)
The World's End (The Washington Post)
Short Term 12 (Washington City Paper)
Additional links can be found on Rotten Tomatoes

TV Recaps and Reviews

The Americans Recap: Silent Running (Vulture)

Mad Men Finally Embraced Happiness (Esquire)

Fargo: When a Great Movie Becomes a Great TV Show (Esquire)

Breaking Bad and It's a Wonderful Life: A Recap of 'Granite State' (Salon)

Parenthood Cry-Cap: Tears, Jerked (Vulture)

Downton Abbey Recap: Horror Show (Vulture)


Celebrity Interviews and Profiles

Simon Pegg, Man-Child (The Washington Post)

The Oscar Red Carpet: Seeking Equilibrium in the Midst of Glamour Madness (The Washington Post)

Conan O'Brien on His White House Correspondents' Dinner Performance (Vulture)

John Hawkes: The Sessions Star Stays Low-Key (The Washington Post)

J.J. Abrams: The Modern Master of Mainstream Sci-Fi (The Washington Post)

The Limitless Bradley Cooper (The Washington Post)


Book Reviews

Autobiography by Morrissey (Washington Post)

One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories by B.J. Novak (Washington Post)

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (Washington Post)



Vulture Quiz: Can You Guess 20 Movie Comedies From Their IMDb Plot Keywords? (Vulture)

The Oogieloves in the Big Ballon Adventure: A Live-Blog (Washington Post's Celebritology)

Lost Literature: Not Just for Desert Islands (NPR's All Things Considered)