Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler


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Recent articles by Kelly:

The 50 best TV shows to watch on HBO Max right now: 'West Wing,' 'The Middle' arrive in December

HBO Max has a huge library of great shows to stream, from "Friends" to "Watchmen" to "Big Bang Theory." Here's what's worth watching this month. → Read More

How TV shows are handling COVID-19 stories: The good, the bad and the just plain sad

With irregularly masked faces, tragedy and a nervous sense of humor, network TV shows are including COVID-19 in their stories. it doesn't always work. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: 'Tis the season ... to stay home

We made it through Thanksgiving. Now the rest of 2020 should be easy, right? I kid, I kid. → Read More

'The Crown' Season 4 fact check: Historian explains what really happened with Charles and Diana

Does the Queen have a favorite child? How bad was Charles and Diana's marriage? We asked a historian all about "The Crown" Season 4. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: COVID doesn't have a Hollywood ending (or beginning, or middle)

I'm having one of the happiest weeks of my life while the pandemic rages. It's the kind of feeling we've all lived with this year. → Read More

How to stay calm and distract yourself on Election Day 2020

If you need a break from the torrent of Election Day (and Election Week) news, it's OK. Here are some ways to relax and practice self-care. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: How not to be in a constant state of anxiety

My personal life, the third wave of COVID and the election have got my stress levels way up. Here's what I do to cope in the moment. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: The pandemic made me forget how to talk to people

With limited social interaction, I now worry about every text I send and phone call I have. → Read More

The 10 TV shows you should binge-watch to celebrate Halloween 2020

From "Evil" to "Haunting of Bly Manor" to "Lovecraft Country," these 10 TV shows will offer thrills, chills and a few laughs to celebrate Halloween. → Read More

'The West Wing' cast reunites on HBO Max in sweet, emotional special to get out the vote

Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen and the rest of the "West Wing" cast are back to promote voting on HBO Max in a beautiful, heartwarming special. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: How to say no to your friends in the COVID era

The fall is slipping away from us at lightning speed. I want to make sure you're doing OK. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: Meet the 13-year-old girl sewing a 'COVID Memorial Quilt'

This weekend I'm inspired by a 13-year-old making a COVID memorial quilt and all the little kids in my life wearing masks and staying safe. → Read More

Vice presidential debate proves that moderators need the power to cut the mics

Even in a more low-key, boring debate like Wednesday's between Vice President Pence and Senator Harris, → Read More

Chris Rock addresses Trump COVID diagnosis in 'SNL' monologue: 'My heart goes out to COVID'

Chris Rock is the first in-person "Saturday Night Live" host in months, and made the most of his monologue, talking Trump, COVID-19 and the election. → Read More

Jim Carrey makes shaky debut as Joe Biden on 'SNL': Is this 'The Mask'?

In the "SNL" premiere, Jim Carrey debuted as former Vice President Joe Biden in an opening parodying the debate. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: This week was a lot. We'll get through it together.

Meditation and self care could be key to feeling better during a tough news cycle. → Read More

Kelly Marie Tran returns to her awkward teen years in 'Monsterland': 'Put those pimples on my face!'

Kelly Marie Tran wore a wig and retainer to play a teen in Hulu's anthology, "Monsterland." She talks puberty, quarantine and being a Disney princess. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: During the pandemic, weekdays speed up, weekends slow down

In the COVID world, weekdays go faster than weekends for me, at least. And I'm savoring every free minute I get. → Read More

Staying Apart, Together: Happy first day of fall, such as it is

Fall will still be fun. We can enjoy it safely, I promise. → Read More

'The West Wing' reunion special is set for Oct. 15, and will urge you to vote

Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Martin Sheen and more "West Wing" stars to reunite for an HBO Max special to benefit Michelle Obama's get out the vote org. → Read More