A Kick in the Listicles

If you have been on the internet lately, then you know that the only way we, as a public, can absorb information is in list form. This must be the case, since every news and entertainment site I go to is chock-full of lists. These lists don’t have to mean…

Outside the 9-to-5: Yosemite Trivia

The fires in California seem to be subsiding and Yosemite is back in action. It’s no longer 100 degrees in the valley, leaves are changing colors and you may even need a sweater in the morning and evenings. Ahhh, fall. After a recent trip to Tuolumne Meadows with my mom,…

On Brand • Jen Kirkman and the Making of a Comic Mind

Twenty years into her career, Jen Kirkman is at the top of her craft. Having started comedy in her hometown Boston, she spent the next four years on the grind in New York before the inevitable move to Los Angeles, where she has lived since 2002. It’s not an atypical…

Mightier Than The Sword

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been riveted by the saga of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who ventured into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and was never seen or heard from again. Khashoggi was a former Saudi government insider, whose writings had been…