Emily St. James

Emily St. James

Los Angeles
Emily St. James is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in Vox, The A.V. Club, and the New York Times. She is the co-creator of the podcast Arden and a writer on the TV series Yellowjackets.
May
19
Thelma and Louise (played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) take a primitive selfie. They look great.

May mailbag!

7 min read
May
10
A trio of contestants ponder their options while trying to choose which hieroglyph to pursue next.

The (not at all obscure) British game show I'm obsessed with

4 min read
May
03
A blonde white woman in a black leather outfit lies in a pool of water. She is crying.

How to be effectively Lynchian

7 min read
May
01
Two parents hold their babies. One of the babies is no longer present, replaced by blue sky.

Hypothetical children

Why do we spend so much time protecting children who don't really exist?
7 min read
Apr
26
Sabrina Carpenter in the "Espresso" video, all blonde hair and golden skin, holding sunscreen.

The glorious theater kid energy of the modern pop star

5 min read
Apr
19
Chilli and Bluey clasp hands as they sig on a park bench just outside a restroom.

How Bluey teaches kids there are no answers

7 min read
Apr
12
Elmo, the tiny, furry, red Muppet from Sesame Street, smiles. He's shrugging for some reason.

April mailbag!

7 min read
Apr
10
It's the distracted boyfriend meme! A guy looks at a girl in red as his girlfriend (in blue) looks disgusted with him.

Romance and the infidelity trap

Should more romance novels involve cheating? I say yes!
8 min read
Apr
08

Submit those April mailbag questions!

1 min read
Apr
05
Sydney Sweeney, hair done up in curls, hood around her head, tears up in extreme close-up.

Immaculate and horror's increasingly brazen death cults

5 min read