English comic Matt Kirshen makes himself more than a novelty act.
Comedy and Variety
As a Brit living in the U.S., comedian Matt Kirshen knows
his accent can be a bit distracting. But sometimes, it slips his mind
that he sounds different from everyone else.
Comedy and Variety
Sean Jordan is the first to admit he’s somewhat
forgettable. A tall, decent-looking white dude, perpetually clad in
jeans and a hoodie, he looks like a skater bro who never grew up.
Kickstand Comedy Space will run out of Velo Cult's basement on weekday evenings.
A new comedy venue is about to open in the basement of a bike shop.
With a soft opening slated for Dec. 8 and a full launch in January, Kickstand Comedy Space will be the downstairs neighbor to Velo Cult, the Hollywood neighborhood bike shop/bar. The four founders—Dylan Reiff, Garret...
"I don't know that I want to look someone in the eyes and tell them that a rapist is the reason I've been trying to be funny my entire life."
In the wake of the multiplying rape allegations against Bill Cosby, lots of people have been weighing in. (Not, notably, Cosby himself.) Entertainment reporters have written “woulda coulda shoulda” pieces about years-old interviews th...
That was a long time ago, but the CEO of tomboy-inspired fashion company Wildfang made it the subject of a just-released children's book.
As co-founder of Wildfang, the locally based, uber-popular tomboy-inspired fashion company—adored by the likes of Ellen Page, Tegan and Sara and Evan Rachel Wood—Emma McIlroy keeps plenty busy. But that didn’t stop the 31-year-old from finding time to write a children’s book. Emma’s A Gem, which comes out Wednes...More
Movie Reviews & Stories
The family of four lies on the bed, limbs intertwined.
They’re Swedish. So of course they’re gorgeous—they look ripped from a
Hanna Andersson catalog, down to their matching thermal underw
Answers the comedian didn't copy and paste from elsewhere.
Tig Notaro has been doing a lot of email interviews lately.
That was pretty clear when I received the comedian’s answers to the questions I’d emailed her weeks ago. Some were carbon copies of responses she’d given to publications elsewhere in the country. A few answers were identical to those published in ...More
In 1996, Amazon nearly swallowed Powell’s Books.
that year—Michael Powell of the venerable Portland bookstore, doesn’t
remember so much as which season—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos cal
Only 20 years ago, inner Northwest Portland was a tangle
of dirt streets, railroad tracks and warehouses. Train traffic
contaminated much of the land with lead and creosote. A few people lived