Phoebe Robinson’s Great Advice “Don’t Be An A-hole”: Critical Linking, November 5

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In her trademark ultra-chill style, she rants about interracial dating, the whiteness of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter and paying off $65,000 in student loans. As a follow up to her first bestselling title You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain, Robinson’s comedy is really for everyone. She is gearing up to record the next 2 Dope Queens at King’s Theatre in Brooklyn next month, but the 34-year-old took some time to speak to us about her British boyfriend, her fanbase, and why there’s more to life than selfies.

I love Phoebe Robinson—when I’m not nodding along, I’m cracking up!


“I could not put the script down, it had so much dark humor to it which a lot of my work does, and there are themes of female empowerment which are so strong and relateable. So I went in with, not with confidence, but at least a sense that I belonged in the room, that somehow magically in terms of timing and luck that this opportunity was open to me and I was definitely going to make the best of it.”

Cathy Yan talks about landing the directing job for DC’s Birds of Prey.


OMG we have a cover and release date for Nicole Dennis-Benn’s next novel and that scream you heard was me because I loved Here Comes The Sun!

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