Emily Nussbaum has written for The New Yorker since 2011. She is the winner of the 2014 ASME for Columns and Commentary and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Previously, she was the TV critic and editor of The Culture Pages for New York magazine, where she created the “Approval Matrix,” the playful culture charticle that to this day closes out each issue of New York. Nussbaum has previously written for The New York Times, Slate, and Lingua Franca. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Clive Thompson and their two children.
Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic – smart, engaging, funny, generous, insightful. All of these talents are on display in this marvelous anthology of her essays on television. They illuminate the shows shaping our culture and the power of this flourishing art form. — David Grann