It's only fair to warn you: Here lives a certain femme fatale trapped in the mind of a writer with an overactive imagination.  Said writer happens to be a curious, open-minded humanist. This will be a place for her random musings. Kind of like a blog, but the cool kids call it Substack these days.

You can expect to see random little essays on topics ranging from censorship and word misappropriation to losing imaginary friends. Anything goes. There’s no left, right, or middle. Just thoughts. And everyone’s welcome to be part of the conversation.

But if you're after the straight facts...

The person in question, Katherine Brodsky, happens to be a writer. She has been a correspondent for Variety since 2011 and has also contributed to publications such as: The Washington PostWIRED, The GuardianEsquireNewsweekPlayboy Magazine (yes, the one you read for the articles!), MashableEntertainment WeeklyUSA WeekendNew York Magazine's VultureElle CanadaCNN TravelThe Independent (UK)A.V. ClubFlareTime OutDelta Sky MagazineComplexNylonCanadian TravellerUSA Today, and many others.  She mostly covers film/TV, culture, business, travel, tech, and...espionage.

For her stories, Katherine has had a chance to interview a diverse range of 'intriguing' personalities, including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Pulitzer, and Nobel Prize winners and nominees. Some of these include Dame Judi Dench, James Franco, Michael Douglas, Jeffrey Rush, Richard Dreyfuss, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Sir Ian McKellen, Willem Dafoe, Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner, John Patrick Shanley, Kevin Kline, Emily BluntJosh Brolin, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Keener, Simon Pegg, Josh Hutcherson, Tom Hiddleston, Dick Van Dyke, Rob & Carl Reiner, Kate Winslet, and even the Dalai Lama – just to ‘name drop’ a few.

She hosts a podcast: Mind the Future, which features guests from the world of art, science, and technology— asking them to predict how what they do and love will look like as we fast-forward into the future.

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