BY Laurel Walsh
on Jun 28, 2013
Miranda July wants to give you something. She’s got these cool, creative friends, and her friends have email accounts just brimming with interesting private messages that she thinks your eyes should sneak a peek at.
Which friends? Oh, just Lena Dunham, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kirsten Dunst, writers Sheila Heti and Etgar Keret, artists Catherine Opie and Danh Vo, physicist Lee Smolin, and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy (!). Together, plus you, these creative brains make up WE THINK ALONE. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 03, 2013
We found a handful of the best tweets about Michael Douglas' comments on oral sex that were revealed in an interview yesterday. While it took a lot not to vomit at all the disgusting jokes about Catherine Zeta-Jones disease-ridden vagina, there were some gems hidden amongst the rubble. From Lena Dunham to Julie Klausner to Betty F*ckin' White (not actually Betty White), a whole lotta ladies were pretty on point today.
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BY Melissa Coci
on Apr 09, 2013
In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, Gloria Steinem said she approves of Lena Dunham.
The interview took place at the DVF Awards, a ceremony that honors women who have "leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields."
Steinem said she believes the world is very different from when she first started fighting for women’s rights. She also said she is pleased the younger generation is “stepping up like never before.”
“There are many more young feminists now than there are older ones," Steinem continued. Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on Apr 03, 2013
America sure loves its dogs. Coming from Australia, I have been both shocked and delighted at the abundance of four-legged friends in New York. The streets are a veritable feast of pugs, Boston terriers, and rescued mutts, and there seems to be a cute pooch on every corner. I may/may not be using my housemate’s dog as a way to strike up conversations in the park. (Hey, I’m a long way from home, stop judging me!)
I'm also on constant lookout for a Lena Dunham sighting, so it's pretty fitting that The New Yorker just released an article about the prolific local and her dog. Read More
Lily Tomlin has been a feminist longer than I’ve been alive, so when she says things have changed for women in terms of comedy, character acting, and raising girls to be feminist, I believe her.
While talking to Vanity Fair, Tomlin commented on Girls, Tina Fey, and shifts in feminism. She joked about getting scolded in the early ‘70s for saying “boner” on stage during a bit and laughs off old memories of audience reactions to her brash comedy style. Nowadays, she’s not laughing as much when she sees what’s happening on television. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 18, 2013
This season, LD and her motley crew have tested the boundaries of the gals-in-the-city genre: we’ve seen elements of family drama, buddy comedy, and horror (yes, I’m still having Q-Tip nightmares). This episode, we go full-on rom-com. Where’s Shane West when you need him? (Hint: not here.)
“I can like your cock and not be a whore.”
I’m loath to re-open the box of shittiness that was last week’s episode, but I feel compelled to address it. After much conversation and thought, I still feel that what went down between Adam and Natalia was assault. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 15, 2013
Constantly in the media spotlight, always controversial and ever-addicting Lena Dunham sat down for an interview with Playboy. Interviewer David Rensin talked to Dunham about feminism, Girls, men, and, of course, sex.
In 20 questions, Rensin explores how Dunham first learned about sex, how she would react if she woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, and her role as the writer/director of Girls. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 11, 2013
Pictured: the face I'm making right now.
Guys, we need to talk about this episode. Real talk. Help me work this through, because whoa, Nelly, am I having trouble doing it on my own.
Shoshanna confesses her misdeeds to Ray. Kinda.
“I held hands with a doorman!” she exclaims. SURE, Shosh. We’ve all held hands with a doorman, ifyaknowwhaddamean. Ray thinks it’s cute and kisses her patronizingly on the forehead. Shoshanna is still filled with angst. I think. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 04, 2013
It’s hot in the city. Tempers are flaring, milk is spoiling, and deadlines are approaching—and it appears that everything’s about to come to a head.
Shosh, Ray, and Marnie discuss Jessa’s disappearance. Nobody seems to be all that worried, which is convenient, because neither am I. Marnie is wearing stupid-looking pigtails. It’s not a good look—but then again, neither is stalking mournfully off into the sunset when Shoshanna reveals that Charlie has found great success in the app industry. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 28, 2013
This week, the Internet seems really mad at Anne Hathaway, mostly for not being Jennifer Lawrence. A Salon article on Tuesday begged the question “Is it a gender double-standard—or is it her face?” The article concludes that, while all women in the public eye face a ridiculous amount of scrutiny, Hathaway seems to have it particularly bad. People hate when she seems too polished, and think her attempts at relatability are awkward and forced. Her naked ambition strikes bloggers as ugly and unflattering, but her faux-humility is even worse. Read More