Jody Amable

Jody Amable

Bio

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jody Amable is a freelance writer and editor specializing in music coverage. When she's not working, she's probably baking, attempting to learn the accordion, or watching a Law & Order episode she's seen 20 times already.

Jody Amable Articles

"I am one of the least sporty people you’ll ever meet, but the drama and the smile-on-your-brother pathos pull me in." Image: Unsplash, Agberto Guimaraes

Why I Have A Complicated Relationship With The Olympics

There are a lot of things to hate about the Olympics.

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Listen To This: Natalie Lurie, "I Was Gold"

A new feature with music picks tailor-made to ensure your weekend jam sessions are absolutely ravishing.

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What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Harnessing the courage within myself—courage I didn’t even know I had—to coolly, calmly call this guy out has made me a better human being.

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I Still Live In My Hometown . . . And I Feel Like A Loser

I'm 30 years old and stuck in San Jose, the hometown I always wanted to leave. What happened?

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My Mother Was Never My Best Friend—And That's OK

In the aftermath of my mom passing, I've learned to reconcile our rocky relationship with the knowledge that she loved me.

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Adia Victoria: Southern-Born Songstress

Creator of grungy, gritty rock and roll with a poet’s heart, her critically-lauded record, Beyond the Bloodhounds, tells tales of a tumultuous childhood and split geographical identity.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Drunk Hogwarts History Edition

The neighbors turned their lights off. My dog fell sound asleep. I kept reading. And at 1:03 am, I finished. All was well.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: The Magic of Death 

So far, Deathly Hallows is, to me, about the divide between the living, the dead, and the living who have seen death. Harry and I are part of an exclusive club: Those under 30 who have experienced death. And when I say “experienced,” I don’t mean “witnessed.” I mean really, really felt it, all the way through.

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My Top 10 Ultimate Eyeroll Sheroes

A few weeks back, I got looped into an Instagram chat with some coworkers from one of my gigs, who were snarking about the fact that the

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All The Reasons Jessica Williams Should Take Over The Daily Show

Jon Stewart, step aside. Your heir apparent has arrived.

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