Born and raised in the cultural wasteland of Santa Rosa, California in 1980, Jodie spent much of her early childhood competing in track and field until she could no longer tolerate scheduling conflicts between practice and Punky Brewster. In 2000 she received a B.A. in Anthropology and moved to Los Angeles, making guest appearances in London; Portland, Oregon; and Oakland, where she met her husband. A full-time writer, Jodie has completed an as of yet unpublished novel and contributes to PopMatters as a TV columnist, book reviewer, and the occasional feature.
Ready for Primetime: An Interview With Go Set Go's Mike TV | 17 Oct 2006 // 6:00 PM
"The kind of people that seem to gravitate towards our music kind of get the humor and get the fact that, while it's humorous, it's also kind of deadly serious."
The Baseball Team Who Saved One Another: An Interview with John Albert | 5 Sep 2006 // 9:03 PM
'There's nothing subversive about getting a Mohawk and walking around Silver Lake. When I was 16, if you got a tattoo, it was like, 'What the fuck are you doing?' There was nobody doing that. [Now] everyone is covered in tattoos. It means nothing. Dyeing your hair pink means nothing. Putting a metal post through your nose doesn't mean anything.' Jodie Janella Horn talks to John Albert about music, baseball, James Frey, and punk-rock death.
Dropping the Bombshell | 22 Oct 2006 // 6:00 PM
Notes on the (hair) color code, from one of those (you know), blondes.
Stars | 9 Jul 2006 // 4:00 PM
If it's July, it's time for another installment of CBS's voyeuristic reality series. Unfortunately, while she loves the show, our arbiter of televised treats isn't thrilled with the 'all star' format.
Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music by Wendy Fonarow | 19 Jun 2006 // 7:00 PM
When dissected, an indie rock gig isn't all that different from the stereotype of nearly naked dancers circling the fire as they fall into a trance.
Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead by Tamara Draut | 22 Dec 2005 // 6:00 PM
I didn't need Tamara Draut to tell me that I'm strapped, but I did need her to tell my mom.