Katrin Higher

Katrin is a writer, stand-up comedian, and devourer of all things literary and artistic. She also loves pop culture, feminist news and everything in-between. She has an associates degree in Acting from AMDA and a BA in English Literature from Marymount Manhattan College. Her biggest wish is to have a washer/dryer unit in her home and to be able to consume as many croissants as humanly possible before she dies.

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Frisky Q&A: Viviana Olen & Matt Harkins Of The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

On Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Viviana and Matt in their Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment turned museum, to discuss their passion for the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan figure skating scandal. Their Kickstarter funded project opened on Saturday to rave reviews. Their reasons for opening this museum are simple: “We have a…

By: Katrin Higher / April 21, 2015

Maureen Dowd Needs To Sit Down

In all of Maureen Dowd's years of writing editorial for The New York Times, I never thought she would go this far down the gender binary path. She manages to call Hillary Clinton overly masculine while slamming Obama for being feminized all in the same paragraph. Happy Sunday and happy internalized misogyny, Maureen! This i…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Obama Expected To Voice Support For Medical Marijuana

Sunday night, Barack Obama is supposedly going to voice his support for the legalization of medical marijuana on national television, around 9PM on CNN in an interview with Sanjay Gupta. This will be part of a series that CNN has been doing called "WEED 3" Maybe we need to DVR Game of Thrones and Mad

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Bald Eagles Return To NYC After 100 Years

A bald eagle couple has been found making a home (nest) in New York City, the first to do so in a century, ornithologists report. They appear to be starting a family on the South Shore of Staten Island. Local birders have named the male Bald Eagle Vito, and the couple are engaging in brooding…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Ohio School Photoshops The Word ‘Feminist’ Off Of A Girl’s Shirt, Calls It ‘Offensive’

Middle school student and my new bff Sophie Thomas of Clermont Northeastern Middles School in Batavia, Ohio wore a shirt to photo day that said FEMINIST in glaring white letters - which the school then decided to totally wipe out in post. Do I still have to live in a country where the word feminist…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Actor Jonathan Crombie Who Played Gilbert Blythe Dies At Age 48

The Canadian actor who played Gilbert Blythe on the PBS hit mini-series Anne of Green Gables, died Saturday morning at the age of 48 from a brain hemorrhage. Many of us from Generation X to the older Millenials, grew up watching and adoring his character in this beloved series and he was definitely considered many…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Texas Nears Approval Of Open-Carry Bill For Handguns

In the true fashion of Texas and its insane Wild West ways, the state is nearing the approval of a bill that would allow its gun-licensed citizens to casually walk around with visible hand guns at all times! The state’s House voted 96-35 on Friday to pass the bill, which allows folks to tote around…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Clueless Sexist Dude Catcalls A Woman During An Anti-Catcalling Video

Buzz60, a fun video grabbing site that puts out quirky and interesting content, did a small street interview piece on catcalling hosted by Patrick Jones that was meant to be about anti-street harassment and anti-catcalling. On Twitter, Jones called the impromptu interview "the craziest interview of my career." The guy who basically stepped in to…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Global Warming Is Causing Spiders To Become Giant Breeding Speeding Hell Monsters

The 1990 cinematic triumph "Arachnophobia" is becoming a reality. As if we didn't have enough horror in the world, scientists have to show up and give us the very upsetting news that global warming is causing spiders to become faster, larger and more numerous. With warmer climate, spiders become more limber, breed more and basically…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Northern Illinois University Offers Honors Course on ‘Game of Thrones’ This Semester

Hey college kids, want to be part of society's intellectual decline? Then sign up for NIU's new honors course "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" that is based on the popular HBO show (not the books that the show is based on by George R.R. Martin). I'm sure it's a great course considering thi…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Ben Affleck Demanded PBS Hide His Slave-Owning Ancestor From Their Show

PBS's popular show "Finding Your Roots" traces the ancestry of celebrities and it was recently revealed that Ben Affleck decided to hide some of his more sinister lineage. Affleck thought he was safe with his secretive demand, until of course, the Sony emails were leaked! Turns out the host of the show, Henry Louis Gate…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

5 Woman Caves Every Broad Deserves

After a day of ruthless catcalling and street harassment, less pay, and diminishing worth as we age, we women deserve a goddamn cave too -- and I don't mean the floor of the bathroom where we cry over our no longer supple skin.

By: Katrin Higher / April 13, 2015

It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running For President in 2016

The Associated Press just announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton is officially running to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2016, hoping to become the first female president. Her campaign hinted that the announcement would be done via social media, namely her Twitter account, at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, but that didn't happen so…

By: Katrin Higher / April 12, 2015

Clorox Apologizes For Possibly Racist Tweet About The New Emojis

Last Wednesday, Clorox decided to weigh in on Apple's updated iOS which includes long awaited racially diverse emojis: Which sparked a lot of controversy, many accusing the company of being racially insensitive and just plain thoughtless. This was their apology tweet: Wish we could bleach away our last tweet. Didn't mean to offend - it…

By: Katrin Higher / April 12, 2015

2-Year-Old South African DJ Becoming A Celebrity

Remember a few weeks ago when we found out this littl girl had become the national archery champion of India? Well now we have her counterpart, two-year-old DJ Oratilwe Hlongwane. I am all about the toddler experts as you can see. DJ AJ, as he is known to his fans, does shopping mall appearances, but…

By: Katrin Higher / April 12, 2015

Convicted Pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau Wants To Be A Teacher Again

Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle teacher who was convicted of two counts of felony second degree rape of a child and served eight years of prison time for committing that crime, now says she wants to go back to teaching! This is also after she has been married to the boy, Vili Fualaau (12 at…

By: Katrin Higher / April 12, 2015

Amazing Artist Paints Chuck Close-ish Portrait Of Beyonce In 60 Hours

What better way to spend your Saturday than watching this amazing time-lapsed video of not yet 20-year-old NYU art student Chris Minafo drawing a giant beautiful portrait of Beyonce! Chris calls Bey his "idol," and now he's min. Chris, can I be your BFF? I'm old and stuff but I can totally hang! Minafo said,…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Former FLDS Member Gets Pelted With Live Chickens While Coming For Her Kids

Sabrina Tetzner, a former member of the Warren Jeffs polygamous radical Mormon sect of the The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), recently received sole custody of her four children, who were being held captive by an aunt inside of the sect. When Tetzner arrived to pick up the kids yesterday,…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Welcome Son Silas Randall!

Congrats to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel! The gorgeous power couple have given birth to a beautiful baby boy named Silas. We all approve of the not-weird name and are super psyched! Biel gave birth to the healthy boy not long after her 33rd birthday. The whole fam is happy and healthy. Yay to Baby…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Adrienne Truscott Reclaims The ‘Rape Joke’ For Feminists

The performance artist Adrienne Truscott is taking her new show "Asking For It" to Joe's Pub in New York City on April 18th. In this subversive but highly relevant and greatly needed discourse, Truscott takes on the rape joke - asking questions like "Who can say it? Can we say it at all?" Her answer…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

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