Jewish Journal

He Mostly Has Eyes For Me

By Tamara Shayne Kagel

January 12, 2012 | 8:00 am

Alexandra Breckenridge in American Horror Story

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend let slip that he was titillated by another woman.  Well, almost.  It might not have been as bad at it could have been, but it was there.

There was this really... read on

  • Vanity Fair Gets Televised

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 11, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    A friend of mine sent me a press release about a new tv show airing tonight on USA at 11pm. The show, “Out Of Character With Krista Smith” features interviews with Gwyneth Paltrow, Seth MacFarlane, and Jason Wu and while normally I can’t stand these vapid celeb puff piece interviews,... read on

  • It’s Our Money, Honey!

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 4, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    My boyfriend and I haven’t even been dating a year and we’re already fighting about a divorce settlement.  Not our divorce settlement, but how much Kobe Bryant’s wife should get.  And then Mel Gibson’s wife.  And somehow it all circles back to Ron Burkle.

    In California, the... read on

  • George Whitman and the Magic of Shakespeare and Co.

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 19, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    George Whitman of the Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris passed away on December 14, two days after his 98th birthday.  In 2003, I spent the summer at “the shop” as he called it and eventually moved in to his upstairs apartment briefly as one in a long lineage of housemothers he... read on

  • White (Shoe) Christmas

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 15, 2011 | 8:45 am

    My boyfriend’s company had their holiday party this past Saturday evening, which meant I was on my best behavior – except of course for that one moment when I asked the woman who was there with her step-son where her husband was and she had to tell me they were separated.  Eek. ... read on

  • Privileged White Girl Problems

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 9, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Tonight, I hate the world.  And in accordance with cliché, I don’t even understand why.  My boyfriend called me tonight and by the time I got the message I had about a fifteen minute window to call him back before he went to sleep; I let it pass so that I didn’t have to talk to... read on

  • Millennial Manners

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 16, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Have you noticed that when you make plans with someone, you almost never really make plans with them?  You essentially make plans to talk with them on the phone at a certain time from a certain location.  This drives me crazy.  If we’re meeting at 6:30 and we’re both on time and... read on

  • Day Five of the Cleanse: Fail. The End

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 11, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    I’m about to leave for my yogi pow-wow about this past week’s cleanse.  I’m dreading having to admit that I’m a cleanse-failure.  The thing is, I know I didn’t do it properly so I shouldn’t really comment on it but I really did try.  If you’ve ever had ultimate meal, you... 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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