Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson is a columnist for Vanity Fair’s Hollywood, reviewing film and television and covering entertainment news and gossip. He lives in New York City.

Guest Appearances

February 16, 2018

This week Richard Lawson (All We Can Do Is Wait) joins Dave and Matt to talk about reciting Clueless, exchanging AOL screen names, and nerdy professor types. Plus, coming out in high school, keeping up in conversation and Matt releases a *very* special statement.

January 18, 2018

This week, Bryan addresses the findings of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Inequality Index that an overwhelming amount of outdated, oppressive laws are still on the books and continue to be introduced around the country. Then, Erin discusses how “protecting the sanctity of life” has had a sinister effect on the well-being of black women and mothers especially. Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson joins to discuss his new book All We Can Do Is Wait, the state of YA literature, Logan Paul, Bette Midler, Oscar predictions, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by EveryWell (code: SHADE) and Casper Mattresses (code: SHADE).

July 10, 2017

This week, Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson joins Amy to discuss the Academy Award-winning Algerian-French film “Z.” They discuss the film’s strong stance on Greek politics, the concept of film as activism, and the vilification of pacifism. Plus, we hear why “Z” reminds Amy and Richard of all the lost great works of the world and why the movie is essential viewing for young Americans. Does “Z” belong in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!

August 1, 2014

Vanity critic/columnist Richard Lawson joins Ronna & Beverly to chat about the time he came out to his mother, reporting on The Vanity Fair Cannes Festival Party at the Hôtel du Cap, why he no longer watches The Real Housewives shows, and what summer movies he is looking forward to covering. Plus, Beverly explains why she is in a stress machine this summer.