About Your Critic



Your Critic is Kate Cox, a writer, reporter, and game and culture critic based in Washington, DC.

She began writing about games in 2010. Since then, her game-related work has appeared at Kotaku, GameCritics, The Border House, ThinkProgress, Ctrl+Alt+Defeat, and in print and online in Smithsonian Magazine.

Since 2013, she has been a member of the Consumerist staff, where she writes about the intersection of money, politics, regulation, and consumer issues, with a particular focus on technology and the internet.

Originally from Boston, she studied History at UMass - Amherst and later obtained an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University. She lives with her family -- husband, daughter, and Guybrush The Mighty Pirate Cat -- in northern Virginia.