Hi! I’m a videogame journalist, essayist, and culture critic. My writing has appeared in Kill Screen Magazine and They Magazine, and online at Paste, Vice Motherboard, Slate, The Bygone Bureau, Unwinnable, WIRED GameLife, 1UP.com, PC Gamer, Kotaku, Jezebel, Flavorwire, Death and Taxes, The Frisky, The Guardian, and the New York Times.
After I accidentally acquired an audience by blogging about games, I began reviewing games for Electronic Gaming Monthly in 2005. At other points in my life I’ve worked in an art gallery and toy store, been in stage productions in Chicago and San Francisco, given a guest lecture at a digital arts museum, done SFX, and worked as a celebrity gossip blogger. I graduated from Northwestern University with academic honors and a degree in fiction writing and English literature, along with a concentration in Russian lit.