MY WRITINGS

Welcome! I use this section to share the things I write, which, I must admit, come out on an incredibly sporadic schedule. If you'd like to know the next time I write something, the best bet is to sign up for my mailing list below. If you do, I'll also send you a copy of one of my favorite pieces unavailable anywhere else. 

To read my writings, just scroll down.

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An Open Letter To Republicans Who Won't Wear Masks

July 3, 2020

A letter to a group that should be more pro-mask than anyone.

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8 Common Coronavirus Mask Styles That Don't Actually Protect Against Coronavirus

June 30, 2020

Here are a few ways people are wearing their masks that really need to stop.

(warning: this link will direct you to an article on another site and away from JonathanKrieger.com)

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A Complete Retelling of Face/Off As I Saw It

June 19, 2020

I recently rewatched Face/Off. As far as I can tell, this is exactly what happened.

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It's Going to Take an Army to Beat Coronavirus. Here's How We Can Build One.

June 12, 2020

One simple change that could make a big difference in our war on coronavirus.

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How It Will Feel at the End

June 5, 2020

On coronavirus, loss, and the end.

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More Than Just Tears

March 6, 2020

Dave passed away last week. This is a story about how I will remember him.

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The Boy in the Giving Tree Is a Ruthless Monster Who Must Be Stopped

January 29, 2020

I know everyone loves this book, and it's a timeless classic, but that boy is a ruthless monster who's gotta be stopped. And here's why.

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Boston's Straight Pride Parade: Something No One In Boston Is Proud Of

August 31, 2019

nbcnews.com's THINK section recently asked me if I wanted to write a piece mocking the people behind Boston's Straight Pride parade. My answer? Hell yeah! 

(warning: this link will direct you to an article on another website and away from jonathankrieger.com)

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Tilt, Bumhunting, and What Poker Can Teach Us about Building a Pro Sports Team

July 12, 2019

One former poker pro's thoughts on how to build a title contender

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Splash

June 7, 2019

A piece about the beauty and grace that is Steph Curry on a basketball court.

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The Most Frustrating Thing about Bad Finales

May 24, 2019

Game of Thrones just added another entry to the long list of bad finales capping off otherwise-great shows. And you want to know what makes that especially frustrating?

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The Inevitable

January 24, 2018 

A piece about what it's like to root for Tom Brady when everything is on the line.

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The Mess from the West

September 16, 2016

(fiction)

Catching up with the Mess from the West, a boxer who captured a neighborhood's hearts, if only for a moment.

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Subtext

April 16, 2016

(fiction)

Because knowing what to text that girl you just met is hard.

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If There's So Much Parity in the NFL, Why Do the Same Teams Keep on Winning?

August 18, 2016

The idea that the NFL has created a perfect ecosystem of parity is a myth we really need to stop spreading.

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The Dying of the Still

June 15, 2016

A poem about those boxes from the future we all keep in our pockets.

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I Like the Way My City Looks When She Is Sleeping

January 15, 2016

A piece about that moment when it's 4AM and the city is still sleeping.

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How I Finally Got Myself to Eat Healthy, Work Out,
and Lose 25 Pounds
in Just 365 Days

December 15, 2015

We all know we're supposed to work out more and eat less cake. This piece is about how to get yourself to actually do it.

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Marriage Equality

July 15, 2015

Why I support legalizing polygamy and you should too.

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The Era of the Unloved Megastar

June 29, 2015
 

Why does our generation always end up complaining about the greatest players of our time?

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What You Missed If You Skipped Jurassic World

June 14, 2015

 

I saw Jurassic World this past weekend, and as far as I can tell, this is exactly what happened.

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I'm Tired of Feeling Deflated

January 26, 2015

 

When Deflategate happened last week, I felt bad. But now I'm over it, and I'm ready for some fucking football.

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Stuff I Shout at the Television

December 2013- April 2014

 

One of my favorite jobs ever was writing recaps of the TV show Scandal for a website called BDC Wire. I called the series "Stuff I Shout at the Television," and each piece was basically me complaining about the mile-wide plot holes in that week's episode, of which there were plenty. This a collection of those recaps.

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A Profile of Peter Sagal

November 2, 2013

In 2013, I got to interview one of my favorite radio hosts: NPR star Peter Sagal. This is the piece I wrote after.

(warning: this link will direct you to an article on another website and away from jonathankrieger.com)

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Are You Okay?

April 16, 2013

When bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there was only one thought we all had.