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Joel Stein: How I Made Up With My Agent (Guest Column)

Twenty-two months after leaving his WME rep amid a union standoff, TV comedy writer Joel Stein calls WGA president David A. Goodman for tips on mending the relationship: "You can blame me."

What Hilariagate Says About You

The prevailing narrative of the Hilaria Baldwin scandal — misshaped by our own parochial identity politics — would have it that the ridiculous influencer was appropriating cultural hardship, when…

Joel Stein Mourns Quibi: “I’m the Only One Who Didn’t Sell Them Stuff”

Joel Stein laments the death of the Quibi streaming service before he could cash in, and not for lack of trying.

Remember Trump’s Hair Deduction? Joel Stein Wonders: “Can I Do That?”(Guest Column)

When the writer learned about the president’s bizarre tax break, he asked Hollywood stylists how he could have possibly spent $70,000 on hairstyling and asked his accountant if he could expense his…

Joel Stein: A Eulogy for the “Beautiful Time” When L.A. Worshipped the Prius (Guest Column)

Joel Stein muses on the "moment when liberal Los Angeles' desire to virtue-signal overpowered our desire to success-signal," which ended when Elon Musk sold the first Tesla.

Inside TV Producer Phil Rosenthal’s Ultra-Exclusive “Sunday Movie Night”

A look into TV producer/host Phil Rosenthal's exclusive movie nights held on Sundays.

“Shun, Don’t Shame”: How Hollywood Restaurants Are Treating Disgraced Diners in the #MeToo Era

When a scandal-plagued patron such as Harvey Weinstein or Louis C.K. walks into a restaurant for his usual table, how should the staff — and other diners — treat him?

Joel Stein: This Is How I’ll Fire My Agent (Guest Column)

TV comedy writer Joel Stein shares the missive he will use to fire his WME rep if the WGA and agencies can't make a deal: "You complete me — often with a director, producer and actor in a package…

Joel Stein: How I’d Write Jokes for the No-Host Oscars (Guest Column)

A decade ago, writer Joel Stein penned material for super-accommodating Oscar emcee Hugh Jackman, but the only thing more liberating would be no host at all.