Behind the Scenes
Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist and culture critic; she contributes regularly to The Daily Beast and The New York Times, as well as MSNBC, The New York Times, Grantland and elsewhere. Since starting the snarky political blog Wonkette in 2004, she served on the staff at a bewildering variety outlets, including Time magazine, GQ, Air America, and The Guardian. Prior to Wonkette, she was an editor at Mother Jones and at the webzine Suck.com. She is the author of the romantic comedy novel Dog Days.
Ana gained attention in 2008 for being an early, enthusiastic adopter of Twitter and quickly amassed a following of 1.3 million. Stunned and surprised, she's studied social media as a cultural and political phenomenon and lectured on the intersection of social media and social activism at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and All Soul’s College at Oxford University.
In 2011, Ana left Washington, DC and began a journey in long-term recovery and spiritual discovery. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, John Ramonas, and their two cats, Luke and Leia (The Jedi Twins, who are also famous on social media and sometimes Tweet from @thejeditwins).