Theodore Gioia

Theodore Gioia is a critic living in San Francisco. His work has appeared in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the SCHOLAR. His past jobs include host at an Olive Garden and partnerships director of McSweeney’s. He is currently writing a book on California’s evolving food culture.

The Great Reformatting

As performances go digital, artists must reconsider their relationship to audiences

by Theodore Gioia | Monday, July 06, 2020

Bless Us, O Instagram

The social media site has popularized grain bowls, kale smoothies—and a new form of prayer

by Theodore Gioia | Monday, July 01, 2019

The Sound of Evil

How did classical music in movies and television become synonymous with villainy?

by Theodore Gioia | Monday, March 04, 2019