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Jake Martin, S.J. is a doctoral student in Film at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Fellow at Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Research Institute.  
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
The Queue is part of the mythology that makes the Wimbledon experience an experience at all; it goes hand in hand with the strawberries and cream and the all-white attire.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
This is not TV viewing for the faint of heart or any other parts of the soul for that matter.
Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair in "The Most Hated Woman in America" (Netflix) 
Arts & CultureFilm
Jake Martin
"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.
photo: Eric Liebowitz/HBO
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
“Last Week Tonight” is the best example of the power that humor can have in bringing about change.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
What is it about Sherlock; drama that elicits such admiration and, at times, troubling obsessiveness?
Arts & CultureIn All Things
Jake Martin
The Cubs not winning was a lot like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese—comfortable and cozy.
FLAWED JUSTICE? Steven Avery, right, in “Making a Murderer”
Television
Jake Martin
‘Making a Murderer’ upends our preconceived notions of who the good guys and bad guys are.
Carey Mulligan, right, in "Suffragette"
Film
Jake Martin
"Suffragette," like all films of its kind—historical dramas about social injustice—are from what I like to call the “eat your vegetables because they’re good for you” school of cinema.
CATHOLIC DAD. Jim and Jeannie (Ashley Williams) spend quality time with the kids.
Television
Jake Martin
‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ delivers
In All Things
Jake Martin
The appearance of Ignatius's "Prayer for Generosity" on DFW's bathroom wall speak volumes about the paradox that was David Foster Wallace and his desire for a life of authenticity and meaning—a desire which led him to frequently attend church and twice led him to go through RCIA, without ever being received.