About Me

photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up deep in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, then escaped to New York to live in a succession of very small apartments and write about pop culture. In the process, she became a feminist, a Buddhist, and the singer/guitarist in an amateur rock band. She also spent a decade on staff at Entertainment Weekly, cofounded SexyFeminist.com, and now writes for several publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Glamour, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, Details.com, and others. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore ShowMary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2013; she’s now at work on a book about Seinfeld, to be published in 2015. She teaches for Gotham Writers Workshop and advises students at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Contact her here, or follow her on Twitter: @jmkarmstrong