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Most of the time, setting up a celebrity interview (whether to promote a TV show, movie, book, whatever) results in an extended series of emails between publication and publicist; it is very rare for the subject at hand to become directly involved. And so it was with no small amount of surprise that—after emailing back and forth with a representative from Hachette, the publishing company behind comedian Judah Friedlander's new book If the Raindrops United—I received...
Yesterday, a video went viral on the Internet. The video was of a woman, Shoshana Roberts, who spent the day walking through Manhattan, during which time she experienced over 100 instances of catcalling. Released by the anti-street harassment start-up Hollaback!, the video was the idea of Rob Bliss, of Rob Bliss Creative, who "was inspired by his girlfriend—who gets street harassed all the time " to make the PSA. Watch the video. See if...