Voices
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.  
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.
THERE FOR YOU. Emmy-winning “Friends”
Television
Jake Martin
This month Friends turns 20. When I was that age, 20 years ago, I lay on the hardwood floor of my first apartment on Chicago’s North Side with my own group of friends and cynically watched NBC’s newest collection of beautiful people trying to be funny. As we made sarcastic comments to on
Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha"
Culture
Jake Martin
Transition, loss and love in the films of Noah Baumbach
Television
Jake Martin
Initially suspicious of, but ultimately surprised by HBO's 'Enlightened'
Television
Jake Martin

What makes ‘single girl’ sitcoms stand out

Television
Jake Martin

Like few other art forms, the sitcom insists on an intimacy between artist, medium and audience.

Film
Jake Martin

“Bridesmaids” succeeds where other summer films fail because of heart, or a lack of one.

Television
Jake Martin

The women of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Weeds' and 'The United States of Tara'

Television
Jake Martin

Four sitcoms meet the gold standard for comedy and offer a respite from TV's barrage of criminal drama.

Television
Jake Martin

"Parks and Recreation" and other truly must-see television shows