Jalen Jones

Jalen Jones is a Black and Filipino writer, poet, director, and all around creative who came of age in Eagle Rock and the greater Los Angeles county. Over the years, he has hosted a children’s workout DVD series, directed an Emmy Award-winning public service announcement, and produced the NAACP Image Award nominated short film, The Power of Hope. Passionate about portraying the real, the unpinpointable, and the almost-unsayable, Jalen has published a wide array of poetry and creative work that lands on these very discoveries. More than anything, he hopes to build a house out of words that can make anyone and everyone feel like they belong. Find him on Instagram @jalen_g_jones and online at

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Brian Tee is confident you’ll fall in love with ‘Expats’

The actor, who plays Clarke, an ambitious expatriate and husband to Nicole Kidman, on how the show is both specific and powerfully universal

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Director Hiromi Kamata Brings Humanity to a ‘Legacy of Monsters’

Writer Jalen Jones speaks to the Japanese Mexican director about her experience directing the new Godzilla series and how it felt contributing to the beloved franchise

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Mitski’s American Epic: A Review of ‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We’

For her seventh record, Mitski skillfully channels her most American sound yet, proving she’s here to stay

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Charlene Kaye Treats Trauma with Tenderness in ‘Tiger Daughter’

The musician and comedian talks with writer Jalen Jones on her one-person show and upcoming album

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Daphne Zelle’s ‘Your Face’ Scares You Into Paying Attention

The multi-hyphenate’s short horror film follows a young man as he confronts eerie, faceless creatures around New York City

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Meet Tenzing Norgay Trainor from Netflix’s ‘Freeridge’

The actor dishes on his show, bisexual and mixed-Asian representation, and more

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Tati Gabrielle Clues us in on ‘You’ Season Four

As Marienne, Joe’s latest obsession in the Netflix hit, the actress clues us in on her character’s journey, and where the show might be headed in its newest season