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.
4 days ago | Awards Shows
Taylor Swift messed up. I know this, you know this, Nicki Minaj knows this, Taylor Swift knows this. It happens. Everyone sticks their foot in their mouth sometimes. Taylor Swift happened to do so very publicly, when she misinterpreted some tweets...
11 days ago | Theater
Usually, when a musical is built around an already-existing album, like American Idiot or Tommy, the book isn't so great, but the songs are awesome. Girlfriend, which is based on the 1991 Matthew Sweet album of the same name, has the opposite prob...
17 days ago | Last Night
Miguel, one of the hottest names in R&B right now thanks to his acclaimed new album Wildheart, is a massively talented performer. But his industry showcase set at Sonos Studios in Hollywood was as much about dropping knowledge as it was about ...
24 days ago | Theater
There's no nice way to say it: The new play Off the King's Road, now playing at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., is not very good. The story follows Matt Browne (Tom Bower), a retiree who has come to London to recover from the death of his wife, ...
2 months ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
Nicholas Petricca, lead singer of Walk the Moon, thinks you're a dork. "I think everyone is a dork, and anyone who pretends that they aren’t is just hiding something about themselves," he says. But don't worry — that's a good thing. He adds,...
2 months ago