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Jessica Ritchey

Jessica Ritchey is a writer and critic based in the orbit between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. She credits a VHS copy of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ as her introduction to a love of movies. Her writing has appeared at such places as RogerEbert.com, Flavorwire, and Oscilloscope Labs. She can sometimes be found watching foreign classics in rapt silence at the AFI Silver or shouting things with the crowd at B-Fest on Northwestern’s campus. She is currently working on several big projects.

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A Thing Isn’t Beautiful Because It Lasts

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You’re Doing Women No Favors With Your Mocking ‘Ugh, Only Straight White Men Like This’ Takes

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