Weighing in on weighing in: celebrity gossip

As per usual, there have been a lot of celebrities in the news lately. It's all: Shia LaBeouf Philip Seymour Hoffman Justin Bieber Woody Allen And I wonder if I should write about these things. Sometimes people expect me to have opinions, perspectives and profound thoughts that shed some new light on the drama. I've …

A vegetarian contemplates eating the body of Christ

Traveling was always my favorite part about working as an actor. I went to fascinating places and lived there for several months at a time. I got to immerse myself in the culture and go beyond the tourist things. I got to learn languages and make friends with bellmen. I will always be grateful for …

Hello, my name is Lisa Jakub and I used to be an actor (Or: The answer to “why did you quit acting?”)

Hello, my name is Lisa Jakub. But most people in a restaurant/dentist’s office/yoga studio dressing room, call me “Hey, you look like that girl from Mrs. Doubtfire/Independence Day/Matinee.” There is a good reason for that. I am that girl. More accurately, I was that girl. Or maybe I always will be her. Twenty years later, …