Jacob Clifton is a staff writer for the Web site Television Without Pity, writing weekly columns about television topics and series of interest (currently: “The Apprentice,” “Doctor Who,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “American Idol”). Excerpts of his writing have been used as readings for graduate and undergraduate classes in women’s studies, media studies and psychology. Other media credits include appearances on “E! True Hollywood Story,” commentary on media topics for MTV News, and several national newspapers and radio shows. Jacob lives and writes in Austin, Texas, and is currently editing his novels Red Settlement and Serious Vanity for publication.