Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen's comics and illustrations have appeared in the Village Voice, LA Times, Daily Kos, The Progressive, NPR.org, Ms. Magazine, The American Prospect, MAD Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, Bitch Magazine, The Oregonian, the Dallas Observer, the Women's Review of Books, and dozens of altweeklies around the country.

Live From the DNC: The Grand Finale

Live From the DNC: The Grand Finale

I’m going to save more in-depth analysis of the convention as a whole for a later post after I’ve had some sleep. But briefly, my impression of Obama’s speech is that he made a compelling case against the Romney-Ryan worldview. It had more substance than Romney’s soft-focus slice of apple pie, to say the least. […]

Live from the DNC: A chat with VA delegate Chris Dumler

Live from the DNC: A chat with VA delegate Chris Dumler

I caught up with local delegate and Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler today in the convention hall. This is the first national political convention for Dumler, a 2009 U.Va Law School grad who just turned 27. Dumler, who hails from Scottsville,  says the Virginia contingent has been treated very well at the convention. “They have […]

Live From the DNC: Making Arithmetic Swing

Live From the DNC: Making Arithmetic Swing

As you may have heard, Bill Clinton knocked the socks off the crowd in Time Warner Arena on Wednesday night. I thought I’d grown immune to  adrenaline rushes from political speeches, but by the end of that one, when Obama materialized and the entire audience rose screaming, I was feeling it. I will even admit […]

Live From the DNC: Soggy Labor Day Slog

Live From the DNC: Soggy Labor Day Slog

Remember what I said yesterday about getting around easily? Forget it. The bus route I’d mastered practically ceased to exist, thunderstorms pounded the city, and the sidewalks were packed. At one point, I slipped in behind a guy pushing a cart full of ponchos just to get through the crowd. I wound up waiting out […]

Live from the DNC: Moseying Around

Live from the DNC: Moseying Around

I spent Sunday getting my press credentials and my bearings in uptown Charlotte, the convention epicenter. The city is festooned with cops and barricades, but I didn’t have any problem getting around. There was plenty of Obama swag for sale at the Convention Center, including some $65 hoodies: I wasn’t sure about the symbolism of […]