Whitney Friedlander is an entertainment, fashion and pop culture journalist and amateur Jelly Belly critic who has also written for Los Angeles Times, Variety, Vulture, Cosmo and Complex and others.
3 years ago | Creatives
Although she says she was raised in a “household that really supported the arts” with the likes of poet Jack Hirschman “reading in my living room,” actress and writer Amber Tamblyn struggled to be able to read herself. “I’m dyslexic and for many y...
3 years ago | Books
It’s a formidable task to write an entire book about a show that's supposedly about nothing. But journalist Jennifer Keishin Armstrong set out to do just that with Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything ($26, Simon & Schu...
5 years ago | A Considerable Town
Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn, founders of menswear company Buck Mason, have been talking to a reporter for nearly an hour when a woman walks into their Abbot Kinney - adjacent shop to buy some jeans for her husband. He's practically living in...
5 years ago | Shopping
Diane von Furstenberg likes to joke that she cannot separate herself from her iconic wrap dress that made her famous: the long sheet of (usually) brightly patterned fabric that wraps around a woman's body, cinching around the waist to give her the...
6 years ago | A Considerable Town
Most people want to forget their awkward adolescence, burying ill-fated romantic conquests and pathetic attempts to fit in so deeply that the shame returns only in occasional, cringe-inducing flashbacks. Then there are Dave Nadelberg and Neil Katc...
6 years ago | Books
Love him or hate him, there's no escaping the impact that Walt Disney had on the film industry and, with Disneyland, Southern California lifestyle. The lord of the Mouse House died from lung cancer in 1966, but that hasn't stopped the stories (bot...