Kara Cutruzzula

Editorial Entrepreneur

Oh, hi! I am a journalist, editor, and playwright who writes essays and articles about culture, travel, and running for websites and magazines.
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Brooklyn, New York




Bella Thorne Really, Really Doesn't Care What You Think About Her

"Sometimes I just want to say, 'F*ck 'em, get off my socials, dawg."


I've Never Seen 'Game of Thrones" and It's Ruining My Life

Wise astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson describes a black hole as "a hole in the three-dimensional fabric of space." You can fall into it from any direction, and once you're in,...


What Shonda Rhimes Taught Me About Saying 'Yes'

I’m a pro at saying no. Nope, sorry, I can’t make it to drinks. Nah, that movie looks terrible. No, thank you, this job isn’t quite right for me...

Women in the World / The New York Times

Why "Pitch Perfect 2" Is the Summer's Most Radical Movie

Screenwriter and former “30 Rock” writer Kay Cannon talks about her a cappella sequel, and why she likes projects led by “being funny first, gender second."

Women in the World / The New York Times

Meryl Streep Wails in Ricki and the Flash

If you leave your kids and succeed, is your choice considered more valid than if you fail?

Women in the World / The New York Times

Trainwreck Is a Manifesto for the Modern Woman

It’s about time romantic comedies got a proper — i.e., highly flawed — heroine.


David Duchovny on His Album and 'The X-Files'

David Duchovny, troubadour? Yes, the former G-man is releasing an album. Of music. He's just as surprised as you are. After hanging up Hank Moody's black T-shirt on...

Women in the World / The New York Times

The Long, Complicated Truth About Mariel Hemingway

The actor talks about her new memoir, her fractured family history — and, yes, Woody Allen, too.


Finally, a Summer Movie Season for Women

Glance at this summer's movie lineup, and you'll notice something strange. Women are getting guns. And guitars. And emotional inner lives. And the ability to have sex, no...

Women in the World / The New York Times

Lessons for Mad Men's Peggy Olson

Elisabeth Moss is starring in a new Broadway role — and this one has a lot to teach her “Mad Men” heroine.

Women in the World / The New York Times

A Woman's Place Is Not on Late-Night TV

The late comedienne Joan Rivers broke through back in 1986, but we should just leave late-night talk shows to the boys. Here’s why.


An Interview with George Lois, the Original Ad Man

"I gotta tell ya, this Simon Roberts is way closer to me than Don fucking Draper." George Lois, ad man extraordinaire, has just watched the first episode of the new comedy...


Portrait of the Photojournalist

"I've never been interested in accumulating stamps in my passport," says Steve McCurry, who nonetheless has gone through many little blue books during his decades as a...


Chris Carter on The X-Files, Sopranos Jealousy, and Rewriting Vince Gilligan

On September 10, 1993, a strange series called The X-Files infiltrated Friday nights on Fox, with brooding story lines involving government conspiracies, sewer-dwelling...


Woman of Steel Miya Ando Turns Metal Into Art

Miya Ando is disarmingly petite; wears all black, goggles, and steel-toed boots; and spends seven days a week sawing, sanding, lacquering, and dunking metals in acid. Her...

The Daily Beast

How to Get Over Cary Grant

Dyan Cannon was swept up in a romance with one of the biggest stars in the world. In her new book, she details its disastrous ending—and moves forward.

The Daily Beast

Mad Men's Drinking Habits

Kara Cutruzzula tracked Madison Avenue's booziest office, charting each character's alcoholic intake. What'd they drink-and who needs AA?

Muses & Visionaries

The Never-Ending Passions of Padma

Padma Lakshmi is a woman who loves food: reading about it, writing about it, cooking it with her daughter, growing it in her backyard garden (in New York City, of all places)...