Rich Cohen A contributor at Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, AirMail, Rich Cohen is the author of six New York Times bestsellers including The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones and The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse.

Lara Kris Herndon is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction whose work has appeared in Wired, O, The Oprah Magazine and The New York Times.

Geoffrey Fletcher is a film director and the Oscar-winning screenwriter for Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. He is the first African American to win an Oscar for writing, directing, or producing a feature film.

Chris Pavone is the Edgar-award winning author of four bestselling international thrillers, including The Expats and The Paris Diversion. His most recent novel, Two Nights in Lisbon, became in instant New York Times bestseller.

Patricia Danaher a writer, psychologist and Golden Globe Juror who has written for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, RTÉ, and many others.

Jesús Triviño Alarcón is an authority on Latino pop culture and a Webby-nominated content creator. He has written for, Vibe, New York Daily News, Latina Parents,, and other outlets.

Kimberly Potts has written about TV for The New York Times, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. She is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Critics Choice Association

Felipe Patterson is a member of the Critics Choice Association and African American Film Critics Association. The co-creator of #BlackLoveConvo, his work has also been featured in Taji, VICE and OZY.

Katie Rife is a writer and film critic based in Chicago. Previously a Senior Writer for The A.V. Club, she has been a contributor for outlets including Rolling Stone, Vulture, Indiewire, EW, and Fangoria. She also helps program year-round horror at the Music Box of Horrors.

Liz Coopersmith is a Los Angeles-based writer, web designer and business consultant who has written for Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post.

Erica Bardin manages social content and strategy for various programs at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She’s also a screenwriter and comedian who recently co-wrote and co-produced the pilot Shepherds.

Jared Neumark a writer and director who’s written for and McSweeney’s. His shorts have been featured on Vulture and commissioned by FunnyorDie.

Addie Moofoot is an entertainment writer whose articles have been featured in Variety, The New York Times Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets. 

Kanane Ayo Holder is an National Endowment for the Humanities award-winning writer, comedian, activist, educator and diversity trainer. She is the voice behind the satirical series #BlackIssuesISSUES.

Dr. Ingrid Zabel works on making climate change science accessible at the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center. She is the author of The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change.

Cindy White is a third generation Angeleno with extensive experience as an editor and writer covering entertainment for a wide range of outlets including IGN, Collider, SyFy Channel, and more.

Liam Mathews is a freelance entertainment journalist in New York who has written for Esquire, FastCompany, Gold Derby, and TV Guide, where he was previously Reviews and Recommendations Editor.

Taneasha White is a Black, Queer writer with a love for both words and community. Taneasha is the founding editor of UnSung Literary Magazine, and you can find some of her written work in VeryWell, Prism, Rewire.News, and more.

Steve Baltin has written for Rolling Stone, Forbes, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, and others as well as hosted the Amazon Prime series Riffing With and the podcasts My Turning Point and People Have the Power.

Dr. Juli Fraga is a San Francisco-based psychologist who’s written for NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, VICE, and other outlets.

R.J. LaForce has worked in the programming and creative departments for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Austin Film Society, SXSW, and is currently the programming manager for Rooftop Cinema Club.

Sadie Dean is the Editor of Script Magazine and writes the screenwriting column, Take Two, for Writer’s Digest print magazine. She is also the co-host of Reckless Creatives, a Pipeline Artists original

Skylar Baker-Jordan is a freelance writer with expertise in British and American politics and pop cultures. His work has appeared at The Independent, Huff Post UK, Salon, and elsewhere.

Vivian Chung is a Vancouver-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in Refinery29, Fodor’s Travel, and Culture Trip, among others.

Jerry Barmash is a New York-based entertainment writer whose articles have been featured in the New York Daily News and Broadcasting & Cable. He also hosts a weekly podcast, Here Now the News. 

Emily Mallon is a writer, producer, podcast host, and comedian who can now be heard on the K-Pop Queens podcast, a weekly music commentary show with listeners in 125 countries.

Lauren Vanderveen covers news for CinemaBlend, with a heavy emphasis on pop culture and streaming. She has also written reviews for

Jimmy Im is a New York-based writer who’s written for CNBC, BBC, The Telegraph UK, The Hollywood Reporter, and many others.

 Arlene Schindler originated the comedy column for the New York Post, writing reviews and profiles about comedians in NYC. Her new memoir, Stand-Up & Heartbreak…A Comic and a Sex Addict walk into a Marriage, explores love, lying and laughter.

Jalika Conteh is currently the content editor for SAG-AFTRA. With a life-long love for writing in every genre, her moniker is “Arya Stark With a Pen” until further notice.

Sarah Mina Osman is a writer and teacher living in Los Angeles who has written for the Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, Matador Network, and Young Hollywood, among others.

Ty Wade is a writer whose work has appeared in The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and The New York Times
Mark Miller is a veteran stand-up comic and sitcom writer who’s written material for Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Gary Shandling and many others. He’s also been a humor columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and is the author of 500 Dates: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars.

Laurie Ulster is a contributing writer of What to Watch When from DK Books and a senior editor and podcaster at

Liam Findley is a 14-year-old high school student from Los Angeles. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, guitar and watching action and comedy movies.

Christine Triano, LCSW, is an LA-based psychotherapist who has written for Psychology Today, Scary Mommy, and other outlets. She is also the writer and co-producer of the documentaries Los Punks; We Are All We Have and Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home.
Aaron Cohen is a 16-year-old high school junior from Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sailing, and watching Survivor with his dog, Muddy.
Lynn Brown is a freelance writer whose work has been published in GQ, Broadly, Ebony, and others. She is the co-founder of Voices From the Margins.

Andrew Belonsky is a journalist who’s contributed to Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The New York Times, and many other publications, high and low alike.

Claudia Kim is a South Korea-based freelance reporter, world traveler and food lover.

Andrew Mahlmann has been a contributor to Bleacher Report and director of digital content for the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Dr. Rachita Nasaria is a writer and medical doctor based in Mumbai.

Sasha Chapin has written for The New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, and other outlets. He recently published his first book, All the Wrong Moves: a Memoir About Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything.

Jillian Richardson is the author of Unlonely Planet and the founder of The Joy List, a weekly newsletter on a mission to make the world less lonely. She’s hosted the Watercooler’s “Binge Therapy” club.

Lauren Eather is an ad executive, history buff, sketch comedy and improv actress from Sydney, Australia. She hosts the Watercooler’s “Binge Watch Improv” club.

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