Kara Brown
Senior Writer, Jezebel
Jul 7 2017

I know you won’t see this, but you are a big deal to me and I’m happy for you.

Jul 7 2017

Full sincerity here; we’ll miss you and your writing here. I’m continually sad to see so many brilliant writers leaving this place, but I understand. It’s tough watching this place get slowly defanged and made increasingly mainstream and Voxian, but damn if you all aren’t magnificent at what you do. Read more

Jul 6 2017

*famous person says something fundamentally supportive in an imperfect way that is emblematic of a much larger problem: which is that white, cis, straight people refuse to recognize the spectrum, influence, and importance of queer history and culture.

Jun 28 2017

Hey Kara and Kate, just wanted to say I’ve never watched an episode of this show, but I’ve been digging your recaps. This is the first time I’ve ever thought about flipping on an episode; sounds like there was a lot to process and think about. Read more

Jun 12 2017

My mother does this to me too - calls me every time or texts “it’s urgent” and when I respond to her call in a panic, she just says “buy a lottery ticket. Trust me.” Read more

Jun 8 2017

In these troubled times, our standards for “really smart” are as skewed as our standards for hot.

May 31 2017

I’m loving all of these things and want to point out that, due to an ordering snafu, I own TWO of the Everlane navy shirt dresses. They are good medium-nice everyday dresses, if very boxy. Can’t wait to match, as Kara and Kate would say.

Apr 21 2017

You’re right. Kissinger’s ability to diss someone who is unfortunately relevant in a way we find momentarily entertaining as we all prepare for various dystopian fictions to manifest into our current reality also translates to complete forgiveness and unanimous approval for Henry Kissinger.

Or are we just saying ‘even Read more

Apr 19 2017

If that backstory is true, I think the point is that we can sympathize with her on a human level- using some sort of delusion to protect her from a very harmful reality. I think we can even argue that she’s relied on those fantasies to empower her protect her brother and other people she cared about rather than Read more

Apr 19 2017

How does that explain or justify her continued condescension to actual black people, or even begin to make sense of her continued pursuit of the white supremacy so accurately described above?

Apr 19 2017

While I do think that’s​ a part of the story that should be discussed (because abuse fucks a person up), it’s not an excuse, and the two thinga aren’t mutually exclusive. That is to say, it doesn’t negate any of he conclusions made in the Stranger article (or elsewhere). Her shit is fucked up and not ok.

Apr 11 2017

but but but the world can’t have TWO outstanding comedies written by, created by, and starring black women! That’s over-representation. We need that space in case some middle-aged white guy wants to play a schlubby manchild again!