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Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn

Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn

Raise your hand if you need a mental health break. I know I do. If this is you too, I highly recommend checking out the Netflix film, Ibiza. It stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Vanessa Bayer (SNL), Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), and Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones). I loved the movie so much, I asked screenwriter Lauryn Kahn to talk …

Well-Adjusted Child Stars: With Christine Lakin

Well-Adjusted Child Stars: With Christine Lakin

Christine Lakin was the first child star I met as an adult. Like a lot of kids of the 90’s, I spent every Friday watching ABC’s TGIF lineup including Step By Step, the show that launched her career. When we first met about 15 years ago, I remember being surprised by how NOT crazy she was (and is). Christine is instantly likable and self-aware.

Micro Activism: With Joey Slamon

Micro Activism: With Joey Slamon

Joey Slamon is a lot of things. She’s a tv writer and producer (Arrested Development, Those Who Can’t, I’m Sorry). She’s a co-creator of the wildly successful live show Public School.

She’s the queen of Halloween. She’s one of my best friends. She’s a Syrian-American.

The recent Muslim ban and general climate toward refugees has both terrified and activated her. We got together to discuss our experiences at the Women’s March in L.A., what we’re doing to make good on the promises we made that day, and how we handle the stress of the current administration in VERY different ways.