Joshua Rivera (he/him) is an entertainment and culture journalist specializing in film, TV, and video game criticism. With writing in Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Slate, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair, his decade-plus career as a professional opinion haver has led to a life full of many friends and zero enemies. (He thinks.) Disastrously curious, he’s never met a rabbit hole he didn’t want to dive right into, exploring through his work why people connect with and make art, and the ways it all helps us understand the world around us.
He’s been a podcaster (like everyone else), a video producer/editor, panel moderator, and caretaker to Junebug, the best dog in the world when she’s not being an absolute gremlin (and still the best dog in the world). Contrary to popular belief, he likes most things, but especially needlessly complicated ones, like X-Men comic books, or the rock band Coheed and Cambria. Tell him what your favorite thing is, and then please talk him out of making it his favorite thing; there’s no way he has the time.