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 A full-time writer, Jodie has completed an as of yet unpublished novel and contributes to PopMatters as a TV columnist, book reviewer, and the occasional feature.
Wednesday, October 18 2006
"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."
Thursday, August 24 2006
At the Intersection of Boob and Tube: The Bud-Sponsored Letdown of The Independent Television Festiv
Our fearless writer gets to the ever-retreating bottom of the Independent Television Festival and several free beers.
Friday, February 3 2006
Oprah compounded our schadenfreude by taking Frey onto her stage and essentially beating him with a yardstick while Frey's dunce cap bounced up and down to the rhythm of her vengeful strikes.
Tuesday, December 6 2005
'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.
Thursday, October 27 2005
Horn discovers the hidden connections between Berkeley and Broadway. Start snapping your fingers....
Monday, October 23 2006
Notes on the (hair) color code, from one of those (you know), blondes.
Monday, July 10 2006
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.
Wednesday, June 7 2006
Does it seem like every interesting, innovative series that you adore and worship gets yanked before its time? According to this rabid small screen fangirl, you are not alone.
Monday, May 8 2006
While polygamy has a place in the study of human history and culture, it has long been considered taboo. Leave it to HBO and its new hit drama series to make this socially profane subject seem... almost normal.
Monday, January 30 2006
Want to learn more about the human race? Just turn on the TV and experience the foibles and frivolities of mankind as seen through the eyes of 'the others' -- filters in the form of aliens, robots, and talking animals.
Tuesday, June 20 2006
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.
Friday, December 23 2005
I didn't need Tamara Draut to tell me that I'm strapped, but I did need her to tell my mom.
Friday, September 23 2005
Edward is not a fish out of water or a struggling outsider concentrating on his differences, as it seems every adolescent in contemporary literature is. He feels very at home with his friends and has no shortage of self-esteem.
Friday, September 9 2005
The scene is like a mash-up of a 3D Urban Outfitters catalog with a revival of Hair...
Thursday, September 1 2005
In the acknowledgements in Joe Meno's third novel, Hairstyles of the Damned, Meno writes, 'You Suck It: Judith Regan. Badly. And all you other bad publishing corporations. Be ready, the end is nigh.'"