Jewish Journal

  • Ten Ways to Distinguish Yourself From a Hooker

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 22, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    A few weeks back, my boyfriend offered to pay my health insurance premiums.  I am unusually poor right now, which I’ve discovered doesn’t well suit me, so I have slowly been dwindling down what little savings I have to almost nothing.  Essentially, if I don’t sell a screenplay... read on

  • LACMA Script Reading Reservoir Dogs

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 17, 2012 | 12:37 am

    I went to my second script reading series for Film Independent at LACMA. Jason Reitman directed an all African American cast reading the script for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.  Terrence Howard was so funny, he almost out-shined Laurence Fishburne in a cast that included Cuba... read on

  • Won’t You Be Mine?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 14, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    There was a time in my life when Valentine’s Day really mattered to me.  Now that I’m in love and in the best relationship I’ve ever been in, I keep forgetting about it.  In fact, I accidentally made plans with a girlfriend last week to get together tonight not remembering what... read on

  • The Last Taboo: The Lord Shall Preserve Thee From All Evil

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    My boyfriend and I were in a car accident this weekend.  We both are fine.  Nothing more than a few bruises on us.  The cars were not so lucky, though of course we know it could have been much worse.  But when the storm had passed, the incident afforded me an unexpected peak into an... read on

  • Valentine’s Radio Show Tonight

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 8, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    I’m co-hosting a special Valentine’s Day Edition of the The Angry Therapist’s Radio show tonight.  TAG TEAM - Valentine’s Day Episode on Angry’s Radio It might not be NPR, but on the flip side, we won’t be asking for money. 

    Tune in HERE.

    Tune in for the live broadcast on Feb 8th, Weds at 7pm (PST).  If you don’t catch it live, you can also listen on demand anytime.

    Call in to ask your relationship / dating / love questions!


  • One Step Closer.  9th Circuit Affirms Prop 8 Is Unconstiutitional

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 7, 2012 | 11:46 am

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just affirmed a lower federal court decision that determined that Prop 8, which bans gay marriage, is unconstitutional.  While this is a great step toward creating marriage equality for all, it also makes me a little nervous.  There is only one... read on

  • Lana Del Ray’s Regression

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 3, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Lana Del Ray’s stereotypical, codependent, frivolous girlishness is a regression for feminism according to a new article in the Atlantic.  Definitely worth a read.  Spencer Kornhaber’s contention is that for Lana “in every instance, her stated belief is that without being beautiful,... read on

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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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