Kathryn Simpson

Freelance writer

Location icon Canada

I write about pop culture, history, art, and identity

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TVGuide.com
09/19/2018
On Sharp Objects and Feeling Ruined | TV Guide

Scars are like corporeal cartography, mapping out the most painful experiences we've survived. But what about scars from cuts intended to cure pain? What tales do they tell? I have a secret history of self-injury. Like so many "secrets," though, my self-injury scars merely hide in plain sight - more ignored than concealed, really.

Bad Feeling Magazine
04/23/2018
Review - Assassinate boredom with Sandra Oh's superb new show Killing Eve

A lot of us held the highest of high hopes for Killing Eve, the new TV show starring Sandra Oh. Oh hasn't had a huge television role since her iconic performance as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy finished four years ago. Mostly this has been a really shitty thing, because Oh is phenomenally talented.

Flare
09/30/2015
Courting Female Friendship in the Squad Era - Flare

"Thirtyish woman seeking best friend. I hate hipster irony and suburban blandness in equal measure. I love learning, dancing (mostly to hip hop right now), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beyoncé, obviously (I play her concerts on repeat while I'm working), classy-ass cocktails and wheat- and sugar-free cooking (but I'm not an asshole about it, I promise), as well as Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo and Hedy Lamarr-my icons.

Bad Feeling Magazine
02/11/2017
Live Review: Is it? It is! An evening with Crispin Glover

LIVE! - Is it? It is! Two Nights with Crispin Glover January 28, 2017: "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show Part 1," followed by the film What Is It?, Q&A, and a book signing Cinema de Sève, Concordia University "I desire to make films that go beyond the realm of that which is considered good and evil."

Bad Feeling Magazine
12/19/2016
A Tribe Called Red brought their vibrant and vital dance party to a sold-out Corona Theatre.

The colossally talented Canadian electronic music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) - currently comprised of DJ NDN, Bear Witness, and 2oolman - graced us with their vibrant, vital presence at the Corona Theatre on Thursday night. The band is touring to promote their third full-length album, We Are the Halluci Nation, and their show in Montreal was sold out.

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