Rowan Kaiser

Rowan Kaiser is a freelance pop culture critic currently living in the Bay Area. He is a contributing writer at The A.V. Club, covering television and literature. He also writes about video games for several different publications, including Joystiq and Gamespy. Follow him on Twitter @rowankaiser for unimportant musings on media and extremely important kitten photographs.

Recent Articles

Boob Jam: Keeping Abreast of a Changing Gaming World

The debate over depictions of women in video games has basically boiled down to “big boobs bad, small boobs good!” A few developers hope to change that.

Few things fan the fire in video-game culture quite like boobs.

It started with Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

There's No Fighting in the War Game!

Civilization V: Brave New World, Europa Universalis IV, and Total War: Rome II show how grand strategy games are focusing less on battle and more on the myriad other elements that make up an empire. 

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere

How the video game The Last of Us fits into the growing catalog of post-apocalyptic media.

How the Patriarchy Screwed the Starks

How last night’s shocking deaths reveal Game of Thrones’ biggest theme

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