Jenn Swann is a former L.A. Weekly staffer and multiple L.A. Press Club award winner who's written about porn stars, celebrity hamsters, Miley Cyrus' twerk team and Aubrey Plaza's basketball league. For the sake of journalism, she once took an I.V. to cure a hangover (it didn't work).
1 year ago | Comedy
Jen O'Donnell and Jessie Stegner were sick of getting harassed by comedy bookers, so they cut out the middle man and decided to become their own comedy bookers.
1 year ago | Culture
As one of Cinefamily’s earliest employees, Suki-Rose Simakis programmed what she describes as its first female-oriented screening series, a monthly pajama party that sought to create a safe space by banning men from the building. When she left her...
2 years ago | Podcasts
When Ken Layne self-published the first issue of The Desert Oracle in the spring of 2015, he never expected it to be read by anyone outside of the Mojave Desert. The small print quarterly, which explores strange phenomena ranging from the mythic (...
2 years ago | Culture
Titus says he’s gotten hate mail about Special Unit from disability advocacy groups, one of which advised him to hire a publicist and educate himself about how to talk about people with disabilities.
2 years ago | L.A. Chefs
On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Curtis Stone and the rest of Maude's staff gathered around a conference table to critique the 400 dishes on every menu they’d ever conceived.
2 years ago | Comedy
A new comedy show at UCB aims to make late night TV writing more accessible — particularly to women, who account for just a fraction of all writers on late night talk shows.