Jason Zinoman

Jason Zinoman writes about theater for the New York Times. He is the author of Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Culturebox
Jan. 22 2013 10:36 AMHannibal Lecter, Charles Manson … and the Evil ProfessorThe Following and the tradition of serial-killer horror.
Curtain Call
March 19 2012 1:30 PMA Sad StoryMike Daisey didn’t just break the rules of journalism. He did a disservice to his own art.
Curtain Call
Feb. 22 2012 7:00 AMHow To Save SmashMake it more like the real Broadway.
Culturebox
July 8 2011 6:57 AMPart IV: Gore Is Good
Culturebox
July 6 2011 7:41 AMPart II: Kill the Back Story
Curtain Call
May 3 2011 5:39 PMWhy the Tonys Matter This YearTwo brave, timely new American dramas are vying for best play.
Curtain Call
Nov. 29 2010 4:11 PMThe Scottsboro BoysIs the most ambitious new musical of the Broadway season racist?
Skin And Scares
Sept. 13 2010 11:44 AMThe True Blood Season FinaleNot enough skin, not enough scares, plenty of cliffhangers.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 23 2010 1:01 PMWho Will Die on True Blood Next Week?There are several contenders.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 10 2010 11:36 AMWhat's Wrong With Vampires?Werewolves, shape shifters, swimming hippies—the world of True Blood is getting too crowded.
Skin And Scares
July 26 2010 3:25 PMOf Werewolves, Dog Fighting, and Lady GagaTaking stock of True Blood at the midseason mark.
Skin And Scares
July 19 2010 2:53 PMHow To Act Like A 3,000-Year-Old ManIn praise of Denis O'Hare.
Skin And Scares
June 28 2010 1:11 PMNeckingTrue Blood reinvents vampire sex.
Skin And Scares
June 14 2010 6:40 PMA Shirt Shortage Strikes Bon TempsTrue Blood's very sexy, very gay Season 3 debut.
Curtain Call
July 27 2012 12:00 PMChekhov’s Banana PeelStop staging stuffy, boring productions of the Russian master’s work. He’s much more fun than that.
Curtain Call
March 12 2012 6:50 AMCarrie’s Mom Was RightReconsidering one of the most reviled mothers in the history of horror.
Culturebox
July 8 2011 6:58 AMThe 10 Greatest Scenes in the History of GoreFrom Alien to Zombie.
Culturebox
July 7 2011 10:11 AMPart III: Embrace the Remake
Culturebox
July 5 2011 6:55 AMPart I: Stop Trying To Be So Respectable
Curtain Call
Feb. 8 2011 11:32 AMWith Great Power Comes Great IrresponsibilitySpider-Man is a wild, sexed-up, Greek mythologized train wreck. But it's Julie Taymor's train wreck, through and through.
Curtain Call
Oct. 22 2010 7:13 AMLombardi PuntsThe new play about the Green Bay Packers coach is more interested in the myth than the man.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 30 2010 11:28 AMIs True Blood Killing Itself Off?How many great characters have to die before the season is over?
Skin And Scares
Aug. 16 2010 1:19 PMTrue Blood's "Barrage of Homosexuality"Was the Philadelphia Eagles' Todd Herremans on to something?
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Aug. 2 2010 11:16 AMStyle, Soap, Sex—and Splat!Why doesn't True Blood get as much critical love as Mad Men?
Culturebox
July 21 2010 7:19 AMWhat a PrickAl Pacino makes it safe to hate Shylock again.
Skin And Scares
July 12 2010 4:24 PMThis is Your Brain on BloodTrue Blood's devastating critique of the war on drugs.
Skin And Scares
June 21 2010 7:09 AMWhat Do Vampires See in Sookie?She's deadly boring.
Life And Art
Jan. 10 2003 12:53 PMLove Me Two-TimerWas Benedict Arnold's wife the real traitor?