Katie has written for L.A. Weekly since 2014. She is a freelance arts and entertainment writer who spends too much time thinking about musicals, superhero movies and pop music. Her writing has been published in the Atlantic, the Village Voice, TV Insider, and xoJane, among other outlets. She lives in Chinatown and loves dogs and singing along to the radio at the top of her lungs.
9 days ago | Last Night
Green Day Hollywood Palladium October 17, 2016 The guys of Green Day might be in their mid-40s, but it wasn’t obvious from their show Monday night at the Palladium in Hollywood. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Billie Joe Armstrong, the...
20 days ago | Pop Culture
It’s the kind of thing that sounds like a punchline from the SNL sketch “The Californians,” but it’s real: there's actually a yoga class called Namasdrake, where participants do vinyasa flow yoga to Drake tunes in a bar in the Arts District. The i...
23 days ago
Being a true comic book devotee can be a costly proposition. For fans who don't want to break the bank every time they discover a buzzy new author or artist, Hoopla is a good way to get a fix. Los Angeles Public Library cardholders who log into th...
1 month ago | Theater
Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is a strange show. It doesn’t feel as much like a play as it feels like watching a radio performance of a piece of literary fiction you might read in The New Yorker. The show is presented as a series of...
3 months ago | Comic Books
Traditionally, comic conventions have been the domain of white guys. But this year — more so than in past years — San Diego Comic-Con wasn't catering specifically to what is often assumed to be its core demographic. Take, for example, the Sa...
3 months ago | Celebrities
Cassandra Peterson has been playing Elvira, the self-proclaimed Mistress of the Dark and horror movie hostess for 35 years, and she's been attending Comic-Con as the character for longer than she can remember. “I was going through my records tryin...