Joyce Millman

Pop cultural essayist and blogger
Seattle, WA
Veteran of alt-weekly journalism (music and TV critic, Boston Phoenix), daily newspapers (Pulitzer-finalist TV critic, San Francisco Examiner) and web media (original staffer and TV critic, Humor pieces appearing in McSweeney's, The Belladonna and more. Blogging about music, pop culture and personal history at


Joyce Millman

Political satire and other funny stuff has appeared on McSweeney's, The Belladonna, Points in Case, Robot Butt and The Toast.

Blogging about music, TV and pop culture from a personal view at Joyce MillmanWrites

The backstory:

Boston Phoenix (1981-1987): Music critic, TV critic.

San Francisco Examiner (1987-1995): TV critic. Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, 1989 and 1991. (1995-2001): Founding staff member, TV critic, assistant editor Mothers Who Think vertical.

Freelance pop cultural essayist (2001 - present). Work has appeared in print and online in the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, The New Republic, Variety and the Boston Phoenix.

Original essays appear in seven anthologies published by BenBella Books, including "Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars", and "Flirting with Pride and Prejudice."

Contributed an original essay to Eric Meola's "Streets of Fire: Bruce Springsteen in Photographs and Lyrics 1977-1979" (HarperCollins, 2012).