Phillip Maciak

Phillip Maciak (@pjmaciak) is the TV editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His essays have appeared in Slate, Film Quarterly, J19, PMLA, The New Republic, and other venues. And he's the co-founder — with Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, and Lili Loofbourow — of the “Dear Television” column. He is also the author of a book about religion and early cinema called The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era (Columbia University Press, 2019), and he teaches in the English Department and the American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.