Marah Eakin, The AV Club

Marah Eakin

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Marah:

Saved By The Bell producer Tracey Wigfield on making "Preppy" political

Saved By The Bell Executive Producers Tracey Wigfield and Franco Bario on Easter Eggs, callbacks, and how they smartly brought Bayside into the 21st century. → Read More

Uncle Frank's Alan Ball and Paul Bettany on bigotry and backstory

Paul Bettany shines as the titular character in Alan Ball's Uncle Frank. We talked to the two about coming out, family politics, and southern accents. → Read More

Kristen Stewart hopes Happiest Season feels cathartic for queer viewers

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play a couple on the rocks in Happiest Season, the first mass market holiday film to feature a queer couple as its protagonists. We talked to them about what representation means to them, and how there is no "right" way to come out. → Read More

Alison Brie and Mary Steenburgen on how ally families can support LGBTQ rights

Alison Brie and Mary Steenburgen star in Hulu's Happiest Season, the new holly-jolly movie about a lesbian couple who come home for the holidays. We talked LGBT rights, how coming out changes families, and why representation matters. → Read More

Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, and more on the Christmas cookies that call to them

Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, Debbie Allen, and Jeanine Mason on the holiday joy inspired by cookies, angels, and Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square. → Read More

You won't find Hello Nurse in Hulu's new Animaniacs reboot

Animaniacs producers Wellesley Wild and Gabe Swarr on how the show has addressed its sometimes questionable legacy for the new Hulu reboot. → Read More

Vanessa Hudgens loves Christmas, shortbread, and those Pillsbury crescent rolls

Vanessa Hudgens and Netflix are back with another wacky iteration of The Princess Switch. The A.V. Club talked to the star about holiday traditions, her lack of baking acumen, and why there are no Halloween rom-coms. → Read More

“thank u, next” vs. “Just Dance”: We challenge Katya to pick the best no. 1 singles

International drag superstar Katya is now also an international pop diva. Thus, we asked her to talk about pop music. → Read More

Margot Robbie on why robbing banks seems so romantic

Dreamland's Margot Robbie and Finn Cole on why robbing banks seems so romantic and why dust storms were so devastating. → Read More

The Crown's Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin on the little movements that scream Charles and Diana

The Crown's Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin on playing Britain's most famously mismatched couple, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. → Read More

Dash & Lily's Dante Brown and Troy Iwata on the joys of a good slice of pizza

Dash & Lily's Dante Brown and Troy Iwata on why so many people love a good holiday movie. → Read More

Gillian Anderson isn't sure what you know about Margaret Thatcher

Gillian Anderson plays Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of Netflix's hit drama The Crown. → Read More

Emma Roberts, Jessica Capshaw, and Kristin Chenoweth pick the best Christmas cookies

Holidate stars Emma Roberts, Jessica Capshaw, Kristin Chenoweth, Luke Bracey, and Andrew Bachelor on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and their new Netflix movie. → Read More

We asked Daily Show correspondents: Are we all Charlie Brown with a football right now?

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper: "We know who is. It’s been revealed. And so my disappointment at this election will be based on the fact that you could hide behind an argument of not knowing better four years ago. Now, you know." → Read More

Mark Strong on a life playing spies, villains, and morally compromised doctors

Mark Strong sits down for an A.V. Club Random Roles interview to talk about Kingsman, Fever Pitch, 1917, Kick-Ass, and more → Read More

After We Collided's stars and creator say movies just can't ignore young, female fans anymore

After We Collided's Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford, and Anna Todd on why their movie is beating the odds and besting the box office. → Read More

Tom Green on Bigfoot, letting go, and his new podcasting van

For his new podcast The Tom Green Interview Show, Green has hit the road in a souped-up conversion fan/podcast studio, aiming to interview people and broadcast from all across the United States. → Read More

Adam Brody on lost youth, shocking endings, and kid detectives

The Kid Detective's Adam Brody thinks everyone can relate to misbegotten childhood dreams. → Read More

How the new Supermarket Sweep keeps its produce fresh and its shelves stocked

In past incarnations of Supermarket Sweep, contestants were throwing around fake turkeys and empty boxes of cereal. Not so this time around, say producers. Here's how they kept their grocery store stocked and looking fresh. → Read More

Aaron Sorkin on America's misguided tendency to course correct

Aaron Sorkin on The Trial Of The Chicago 7's extensive source materials and why Trumpism is confounding so many Americans. → Read More