Marijuana: The Gateway Plant to Urban Farming

Today is 4/20. Later this week is Earth Day. In honor of these equally important holidays, my friends at Movement Generation and I just released our newest video!

Thank you Upworthy! Fuck you Indiana!

Upworthy helped my anti-homophobia satire Coming Out Straight go viral the same week that the totally pro-homophobia “religious freedom” law passed in Indiana. One of those things was fabulous. The other was Indiana.

Fracking with Our Food: And 7 Other Reasons California Should Ban Toxic Drilling

Avocado. Sprouts. An overpriced, gluten-free bun. Just a few of the special ingredients that turn your average, quarter-pound hamburger into an exotic ‘California burger.’ Now you can add one more ingredient to the list: a dangerous, highly toxic cocktail of chemicals that are being injected into thousands of acres of California farmland.

I Will Grieve. I Will Laugh. But I Am Not #Charlie.

As I saw many of my Facebook friends (and even more of my Facebook enemies) taking up the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie, I wondered, Do we really know who we’re claiming solidarity with? Is the enemy of my enemy necessarily my friend? Or is this a situation not of righteous heroes and evil enemies, but bad jokes and even worse policies?

Laughter and Liberation: Comedy for Palestine…with a Chanukah Twist!

Through the ongoing chaos of this crazy country, the holiday season is almost upon us. And as a Jew, I’m choosing to celebrate Chanukah the way my ancestors would want me to: by telling funny stories and supporting a free Palestine!