Jason Heller

Jason Heller is an author and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of publications, including The Onion A.V. Club (where he served as Denver City Editor and is currently a regular contributor); many papers in the Village Voice chain; and Alternative Press. His debut novel, the speculative satire Taft 2012, was published by Quirk Books, and his writing on pop culture appears in Scribner's A.V. Club book, Inventory. Please don’t ask him about that Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in he wrote; he had an overdue power bill to pay.

Jason Heller’s Dispatches

  1. "Too Many Angels"

    A report by Jason Heller, 6:09 p.m. April, 8 2013

    Brian locked the door of his Denver apartment, sat in a chair, and shot himself through the head. A few days later, at his funeral, I was shaking his hand.

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  2. Shocked, Shocked

    A report by Jason Heller, 11:30 a.m. March, 26 2013

    Fans are now having to imagine Michelle Shocked as a fundamentalist homophobe. She’s made it easy for them.

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  3. Music for the Ashes: The Lethal Cliche of Glam, Glitter, And Pyrotechnics

    A report by Jason Heller, 10:42 a.m. February, 22 2013

    Ten years ago this week, the Station—a nightclub in the small town of West Warwick, Rhode Island—burned to the ground. On that cold night of February 20, 2003, the washed-up ...

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  4. Winners List: The 2013 NSFWCORP Meta-Grammy Awards

    A report by Jason Heller, 11:38 a.m. February, 11 2013

    On this, the glorious (and not nearly hungover enough) afternoon after the 2013 Grammy Awards, please join us in celebrating the inaugural installment of the NSFWCORP Meta-Grammy Awards.

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  5. Pussy Quiet: Where Are The Pro-Pussy Riot Songs?

    A report by Jason Heller, 11:58 a.m. February, 1 2013

    On Wednesday, a Russian court banned video footage of Pussy Riot’s controversial performance last February inside a Moscow cathedral. The new ban—which lumps Pussy Riot’s protest in with other unlawful ...

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  6. Obama’s Off-Key Inaugural Mixtape

    A report by Jason Heller, 12:18 p.m. January, 22 2013

    During a press conference last week, President Obama assured the nation that he is, despite all appearances, a party guy.

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  7. Somewhere Over The Bloodbath: Ingrid Michaelson's Grotesque Sandy Hook Singalong

    A report by Jason Heller, 3:08 p.m. January, 17 2013

    The Sandy Hook shooting’s one-month “anniversary”—says those too overcome by grief to bother with the meanings of words—has passed. It is time for us as a people to come together. ...

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  8. The mythologization of the presidency has been aided by too many to mention

    A report by Jason Heller, 6 a.m. November, 6 2012

    I’m sitting here amid This Glorious Sunrise, Election Day 2012, chewing on a photo of Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Jay-Z. It was snapped backstage yesterday during a rally at ...

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  9. Crowdfundin’ USA

    A report by Jason Heller, 6 a.m. September, 18 2012

    Launched: Sep 19, 2012 Funding ends: Nov 6, 2012 Back This Project: $1,000 minimum pledge Project by Jason Heller, Denver, CO

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  10. I Was A Teenage Randroid

    A report by Jason Heller, 2:31 p.m. September, 10 2012

    The first Randroid I ever knew used to sleep with my mom. His name was Mike. I was 16 at the time. He was 25. My mom had a thing ...

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