Jewish Journal

Intermingling Marriages

By Tamara Shayne Kagel

June 30, 2011 | 10:43 am

I am back from my whirlwind weekend in France.  My job as Demoiselle d’honneur is officially over.  And Tess is a wife.

Going into this weekend, I didn’t really think that a French... read on

  • Going to the Chapel…

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 23, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    As much as I would like to continue the discussion about how beautiful and thin I am, even I am sick of the subject.  I am flying to Paris today for the wedding of one of my best friends in the whole world.  I will only be in France for the weekend but I’ve been thinking a lot... read on

  • Well, At Least She Called Me Skinny…

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 22, 2011 | 10:00 am

    So I was just about to post regarding the dinner I just had with my new inamorato and my parents, when I noticed Ilana Angel had already posted on me.  We met for lunch yesterday and I knew she would write about it but I’m still a bit shocked at how much my earlier pieces must have... read on

  • An Open Letter to Ilana Angel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:50 pm




    I wrote a post called You Should Get Skinny which suggested in its most reductive form that to date in a certain pool of men, you have to get thin.  (I hope you read the nuances to this premise in the post here before proceeding because a lot of the debate misses my... read on

  • Date Down or Slim Down

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Yes, I Still Think You Should Get Skinny
    So as you may know, a while back, I posted a blog about why I think you should get skinny.  You can read it here.  It was reposted as the “this” on Jezebel which you can find here.  And since then, I’ve been taking in what has been a... read on

  • Weinergate: A Modern Day Love Story

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 10, 2011 | 10:24 am

    I’ve been really depressed all week.  My roommate and I just split a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Everything But The while listening to Bon Iver in the middle of the night and trying to name the one or two people in the world we know would absolutely never cheat on their significant... read on

  • Catching Up

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 10, 2011 | 3:14 am

    I apologize for the delay in posting.  I’ve been plagued by a few things lately.  I graduated law school, had a birthday, have been out of town in Coachella then Mexico and then Iowa.  But the truth is, the reason I haven’t posted anything lately is I’m in a new relationship... read on




Tamara Shayne Kagel is a twenty-something fixture on the Los Angeles scene currently living in Santa Monica.  Currently, Tamara is a successful freelance writer (just ask her...

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