Category: Pop Culture

The Re-Catch: Episode 8, The Package

    Well thank GOD spring has finally sprung in New York! This means people occasionally smile and break out the shorts and sundresses. It’s a pleasure when it all slows down for a bit and we can take a deep breath. And after a long day of wandering around Central Park with a grin, […]

The Re-Catch Episode 7: The Ringer

I’ve spent much of the week reading romance novels and bingeing my way through the final season of Downton Abbey.  AMAZING.  This could be called the best and most heart wrenching week of all times.  I’m reading one romance for pleasure, one for work and watching it all on TV.  Thank God, say I, for […]

The Re-Catch Episode 6: “The Benefactor”

by Gabra Zackman Welcome to spring?!?!?!  This is currently a question in a New York City as it feels much more like late fall.  HELP US OUT, UNIVERSE!!!  Spring in New York is my favorite… that moment when everyone starts wearing summer dresses and walking around with a smile on their face.  We wait for […]

The Kardashian Kliff Notes You Didn’t Know You Needed

Whether you love them or hate them, the Kardashians are unavoidable, and to be honest, their rise to pseudo American/Armenian royalty is interesting and confusing. It took me a very long time to figure out which was Kendall and which was Kylie, which sister was beefing with which B-list celebrity and what relationship was still on […]

The Re-Catch: “The Laragan Gambit”

by Gabra Zackman Welcome to this week’s blog on #thecatch affectionately titled “The Re-Catch.”  I’ve spent much of the week in one kind of trauma or another.  My show closed last weekend, I’m nursing an injured foot, I was pushing a deadline on recording a book on Tibetan Meditation and one of my childhood icons […]

The “Re-Catch” Episode 4: The Princess and the I.P.

  by Gabra Zackman I’ve spent the week wrapping up this run of Sense and Sensibility, recording an audiobook about mindfulness and bingeing episodes of “The Voice.” I’ve also injured my foot by dancing my way through this wonderful show and ergo am “limping towards the finish line.” That said, life is full of joy, […]

The Re-Catch: Junk in the Trunk (and by junk we mean bodies)

  by Gabra Zackman Welcome to Episode 3 of the ReCatch! I’ve spent this Thursday doing a podcast roundtable with one of my heroes, Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project, and performing in this awesome downtown NY production of Sense and Sensibility. I’m warring with a chest cough—anyone else have this? It’s kinda like […]

The Re-Catch: A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT

Author and actress Gabra Zackman returns to talk us through the newest Shonda Rhimes joint. Take it away, Gabra! Yes, I’m #adaylateandadollarshort on this blog post. Sorry y’all! I’ve had the great fortune, in the midst of doing a hot off broadway show (BEDLAM’s Sense and Sensibility) to leave it for a few days to […]

Recap: Who Is “Hot As Rocks” on The Catch?

We love our TV at XOXOAD, so we’re delighted to introduce our newest recapper, who’ll be taking on Shonda Rimes’s sexy new caper series, The Catch. Please welcome Gabra Zackman, actress, audiobook narrator, and author of the Bod Squad series of romance novels! Take it away, Gabra… A couple of weeks ago I found myself drinking […]

The Bachelor Finale: B&L Forever (But Probably Not)

Well, Bachelor Nation, another rollicking season has come to an end as of last night and the interminably long three-hour finale. I think there are some important takeaways to be had here: 1) If you show up at the Women Tell All looking sad and carrying around extra face weight, America hates you and you […]

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