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.
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1 month ago | Cityscape
It's a common sport to pit Los Angeles and New York against each other. The rivalry seems ageless, explored over and over (and over) again by countless movies (like Annie Hall) and misguided New York Times think pieces. But why fight when the...
1 month ago | Theater
As 2016 approaches, it's a great time to take stock of what the previous year in theater provided — like these five bold shows that wowed us in 2015 — and also to start looking forward to what promising theater the new year might bring. Though man...
3 months ago | Theater
John Patrick Shanley is one of the most respected playwrights working today, with credits including Doubt (which was adapted into a movie with Meryl Streep in 2008) and Moonstruck (which won a few Oscars in 1987). Unfortunately, his newest play, O...
3 months ago | Art
Before it opened on Friday night, the Pinocchio reboot Wood Boy Dog Fish had been in the works for over a decade. L.A.-based theater company Rogue Artists Ensemble wanted to create a play that would dispel “the confusion that Americans have ...
3 months ago | Singing and Songwriting
For a musical that’s all about complex female pop stars, Breaking Through doesn’t have many catchy songs or much of a tale. The new show, currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, follows singer-songwriter Charlie Jane (Alison Luff) as she trie...