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Pajiba was established in 2004 as a small political blog that eventually found a larger audience, as well as a variety of voices from different backgrounds across the United States and Europe. We cover film, television, politics, and celebrity culture. Current and former staff members of Pajiba also write for a variety of other publications, including Vanity Fair, The NYTimes, Nerdist, Screenrant, Uproxx, The Mary Sue, CBR.com, and SyFy, among others. For more about the origins of the name, read here.

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The Pajiba Staff


dustin-photo.jpg Dustin Rowles, Publisher: Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. Prior to that, he worked in legal publishing. He writes about politics and pop-culture. He firmly belives that Steven Avery did it, and that Denzel is the greatest actor on the planet. He also writes about TV for Uproxx.com. He lives in Portland, Maine. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

seth-tiki-1.jpg Seth Freilich, Technical Development/Senior Editor: Seth Freilich co-owns this site and helps keep the lights on, the servers humming, and the ban hammer cocked and loaded. He's also a Senior Editor and sometime critic. Seth lives in L.A. and loves it, though a piece of his black heart will always reside in the home of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

Executive Producers

TK-Burton.jpg TK Burton, Executive Director: TK Burton stumbled into the Pajiba offices 10 years ago and drunkenly declared himself Executive Director, and no one ever bothered to tell him to leave. South Africa-born and Boston-raised, he enjoys whiskey, tacos, video games, and plotting Seth's murder. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

image_uploaded_from_ios_1024.png Kristy Puchko, Managing Editor/Film Editor: Kristy Puchko is a New York City-based film critic who proudly hates Joy, and loves Paddington 2. She has a dark obession with true crime, a darker obsession with subscription boxes, and a penchant for Very Serious Discussions about very silly things. You can follow her on Twitter.

kayleigh.jpg Kayleigh Donaldson, Features Editor: Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. She offers top-notch hot takes on pop culture, Hollywood shop talk, celebrity gossip & star studies. Currently studying for a Masters degree in film studies, she can mostly be found on Twitter posting gifs of attractive Scandinavian thespians. She's Scottish and yes, her accent is amazing. You can follow her on Twitter.

tori-preston.jpeg Tori Preston, TV Editor: Tori Preston spent a decade working in film and television, then gave it all up to move to Vermont and complain about the cold. Along the way she became the Deputy Editor here in Pajiba Land! Fun Fact: Tori has no idea what a "Deputy Editor" is or does. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected].

Editor and Pajiba Love

lainey-bobainey.jpg Lainey Bobainey, Copy Editor & Linkmaster: Lainey spent a decade working in Human Resources, but realized she doesn't particularly care for humans or being a resource, so now she wears pajamas while working in her spacehouse. Technically, she lives in a Lustron along with her husband who creates games, and a Siamese cat that squeaks. She's pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, pro-BLM, and pro-Oxford Comma. She enjoys red-lining errors for business and for pleasure. You can Tweet at her on Twitter.

Series Regulars

fancy-jodi_100x100.jpg Jodi Smith, Associate Trade News Editor: Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba and has been since 2012. She has a brand new, never opened Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and worked for a few years as a copy/paste monkey in a cubicle farm. She lives in Ohio. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

petr-stache-1_100x100.jpg Petr Knava, Staff Contributor: Petr likes to be called Knava. Knava is a filthy socialist metalhead. He likes coffee, beer, and dogs. He may or may not own a toe knife. A staff contributor at Pajiba, he writes about movies, politics, and weird stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else. Knava lives in London. You can follow him on Twitter.

emily-chambers.jpg Emily Chambers, Staff Contributor: Emily Chambers is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. Her beat covers profanity-laden reactions to late night political videos, profanity-laden seriously random lists, and profanity-laden analyses of movies from ten years ago that will crush your soul. And Shameless. She loves Shameless. Emily lives in Chicago and is an accountant by trade. Yes, an actual accountant. You can follow her retweeting other people on Twitter.

genevieve-burgess.jpg Genevieve Burgess, Features Contributor: Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. She writes primarily about her dissatisfaction with Game of Thrones but is looking to diversify her interests by sometime in late 2019. She enjoys cooking and procedurals, and tolerates running. She lives in Washington, D.C, which is both exactly like you think it is and nothing like you think it is. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.

20170626_141325_1024.jpg Steven Lloyd Wilson, Sci Fi and History Editor: Steven Lloyd Wilson is the last scion of Norse warriors and the forbidden elder gods. Steven lives in Nevada, where he is a college professor, though he spends a great deal of time in Sweden. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

hannah-sole.jpg Hannah Sole, Staff Contributor: Hannah Sole is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. She writes about TV and pop culture, and was probably not named after a Star Wars character. Hannah lives in Suffolk, England, and spends her days in the classroom, teaching young'uns about Literature. You can follow her on Twitter.

brian-richards-author.jpg Brian Richards, Staff Contributor: Brian Richards is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba and writes about film, television, pop culture, and social media. He lives somewhere in Brooklyn, where he spends his time dressed in all black like The Omen and coming up with creatively profane insults for anyone who gets on his last nerve. You can follow him on Twitter.

ursula-scully.jpg Ursula Scully, Staff Contributor: Ursula is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. She is fluent in The X-Files, a dead language very much like Latin, only more prestigious. She lives in Chicago and loves potatoes very much. You can follow her on Twitter.

roxana-hadadi.jpeg Roxana Hadadi, Staff Contributor: Roxana Hadadi is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. She writes about film, television, and culture with sides of judgment and thirst. She also writes about movies for Chesapeake Family magazine and Punch Drunk Critics, and is a member of the DC Area Film Critics Association. She lives in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow her on Twitter.

dan-ham.jpg Dan Hamamura Staff Contributor: Dan is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. He writes primarily about television, comedy, and Asians, and is very happy that all three can now (occasionally) be discussed simultaneously. Dan lives in Los Angeles, which means he has done improv and has a podcast, but he swears he is not an actor. You can listen to him scream into the void on Twitter.

profilepic.jpg Mieka Strawhorn Staff Contributor: Mieka Strawhorn lives in her hometown of Berkeley, California despite numerous attempts to escape. Most recently, she lived in Zurich, Switzerland, and while living in Europe is great, burritos are better. She spends her days writing demented takes on celebrity news at Dlisted, and her nights rocking back and forth in an empty bathtub, wondering where we all went wrong. You can follow her on Twitter. She also has an infant podcast called Celebrity Booze Cruise.

kate-hudson_100x100.jpg Kate Hudson, Staff Contributor: Kate Hudson is fully aware of her name and will neither confirm nor deny that she is that Kate Hudson. She lives in Los Angeles and has written for Time.com and Bustle. An avid fan of John Cusack movies made in 1997, she has seen both Con Air and Grosse Pointe Blank at least 50 times each. You can follow her on twitter here.


lordcastletonpajiba.jpg Lord Castleton, Staff Contributor and Pajiba Store Operator: Lord Castleton is a screenwriter. He lives in Boston. You can follow him on Twitter.


courtney_enlow_headshot.jpg Courtney Enlow, Features Writer Extraordinaire: Courtney Enlow is a former managing editor for Pajiba who now pops in unannounced like Kimmy Gibbler to write features. She is also the associate editor of SYFY Fangrrls and co-host of Trends Like These with Travis McElroy and Brent Black. She has written for Vanity Fair, Glamour, The Huffington Post and Bustle. You can follow her on Twitter.

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