Lindy West isn't shy about speaking out on difficult subjects. A popular blogger, West has written frankly on topics ranging from her own abortion to why she couldn't wait to be “a fat bride.” West brings the same candor to her first book “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.” We'll ...read more
Jessi Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work as the head writer of the popular comedy show “Inside Amy Schumer.” But while everyone else fled to the glamorous Emmy after-parties, Klein found herself backstage, pumping breast milk for her newborn. Her memoir “You'll Grow Out Of It” looks ...read more
KQED Arts is pleased to launch a new series this summer, Women to Watch, celebrating 20 local artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries in 2016. Driven by passion for their own disciplines, from photography to comedy and every other medium in between, these women are true ...read more
Do you wonder why you keep dating people who can't commit? Or whether you should admit your affair to your spouse? Or whether you should stick with that dead end job or pursue life as an artist? These are dilemmas that Holly Havrilesky constantly ponders in her advice column, “Ask ...read more
The American Songbook is a treasure trove, but far too many jazz singers concentrate on the shiniest crowd-pleasing tunes. Two recent albums by very different Bay Area vocalists offer object lessons in the rewards of mining less frequented territory.
Though she paid early dues singing salsa and Latin jazz, Kat ...read more