Jesse Valencia

A Visit to Twin Peaks

In anticipation of the new season of cult hit Twin Peaks premiering on Showtime, Jesse Valencia travels to the town and locations where that show is filmed.   About an hour into Washington along the I-5, the biggest owl I’ve ever seen in my life flew right across my windshield and into the trees along the freeway. My goal was to ... Read the full article
Jesse Valencia

Jesse Valencia is a writer, musician, and actor. A veteran of the Army, Jesse’s poem “Reflecting On Five Years Of Service” was included in Warrior Writer’s 2011 anthology After Action Review. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University in 2014 and is currently finishing his second Master’s, in literature, also at NAU. As a freelance journalist he has published feature music articles on the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre in both Phoenix New Times and Flagstaff Live! As an actor he has appeared opposite Tom Sizemore in the crime drama Durant’s Never Closes. In addition to writing and acting he sings and plays guitar in the band Gorky.

Happy Birthday, You’re Dead: Bette Davis

The incomparable Bette Davis is the focus of our “Happy birthday, you’re …” treatment today. Just because someone has passed, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Party?

TBS Wake: Honoring Those We Lost in 2016

It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius … but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hanky and a beverage to raise in respect.