Tom Carson is the author of Gilligan’s Wake, a New York Times Notable Book for 2003. Currently GQ’s “The Critic,” he won two Nation Magazine Awards for criticism as Esquire’s “Screen” columnist. Before that, he wrote about pop culture and politics for the Village Voice and L.A. Weekly. He has contributed essays and reviews over the years to publications ranging from Rolling Stone to the Atlantic Monthly as well as publishing fiction and poetry in Black Clock. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Arion Berger.