BY Lauren Clemente
on Nov 25, 2014
On the cult comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs’ character, Britta, is a fan favorite. Here, she dishes on her childhood as a “baby feminist,” her upcoming role on Girls, and the trouble with balls
When I meet Gillian Jacobs for lunch at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, it’s kind of a banner day. Alison Bechdel, originator of the Bechdel test—a handy way to determine whether a movie is sexist—has just been awarded a MacArthur ... Read More
You probably recognize In Other Words as the feminist bookstore from Portlandia where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play finicky shop owners Candice and Toni. But they need our help! It's already hard enough being an independent bookstore these days, even harder when you are a non-profit, volunteer-run operation. See the video below to learn more about the crucial role In Other Words plays in the Portland community.
The shop has served as a feminist ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 09, 2014
The rape awareness group FORCE has recently launched a new campaign for rape awareness called The Monument Quilt.
The most important thing about The Monument Quilt is that it is a platform for survivors of rape and abuse to tell their stories. Or maybe it’s that the Quilt is community-built. Or maybe it’s that, as the survivors stitch their stories together, they embark on a healing journey with thousands of other survivors and supporters. Or ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 25, 2014
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.
Sarah Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, her black-and-white photo series documenting the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
in Boob Tube
on Feb 14, 2014
Ahh, Valentine’s Day — that 24-hour block designed to sell greeting cards, indicate the lonely and breed competition in healthy relationships. I love flowers and candlelit dinners as much as the next pair of pants, but we can all agree on the somewhat forced aspect of a holiday that first calls to mind overcrowded restaurants and cheap plush teddy bears. The brouhaha is enough to make you wanna take your celebration (or, demolition...) inside. ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 14, 2012
Artist and designer Mike Perry opted to celebrate the release of his monograph Wondering Around Wandering in a non-traditional way: instead of a standard launch party, Perry created a pop-up exhibition of the same name in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The warehouse-turned-gallery eventually gained a new use as a community art space, playing host to pumpkin-painting parties, school groups, art workshops, and performances.
As with all good things, Wondering Around ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny
in Boob Tube
on May 25, 2012
In my head, the executives of movie and TV studios are conniving, soulless people who tap their fingers together while squashing creative ideas and forcibly removing the soul of every good show. Turns out, they are less "evil Mr. Burns from The Simpsons" and more "Ministry of Truth from Nineteen Eighty-Four," carefully misleading the public with euphemisms and propaganda.
When the news broke last week that Sony Pictures had fired Dan Harmon as the showrunner of ... Read More
Have you guys seen HBO's new show Girls? If not, you should definitely check it out. It's honest, hilarious, and all about us- that is, if you're a twenty something female or a slightly misguided post-grad. It's the TV show brainchild of Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham, known best for her film Tiny Furniture. But Girls has been criticized for not representing all of us, an apt critique of a show with a so far only white cast.
Perhaps Dunham is trying to remedy ... Read More
To say that there’s been cultural debate about HBO’s Girls would be a major understatement. Journalists, TV critics, and bloggers alike have all put in their two cents about its shortcomings–its apparent lack of racial and ethnic diversity in particular.
Girls, which is written (and directed and produced) Lena Dunham, focuses on the lives of four close twenty-something friends as they live and attempt to make their way in New York City. Those ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny
in Boob Tube
on May 11, 2012
For many of you, summer means lazy days at the park, beach, or rooftop. (Or, as Dr. Spaceman once prescribed for Liz, "a little R&R. Rum and Ritalin.") For me, it means another three months of summer reruns. It also means that the major TV networks are finalizing and announcing fall lineups and dragging me down a hole of anxiety, relief, and disappointment. (It’s possible I’m far too emotionally invested in TV.)
We told you yesterday about Mindy ... Read More