BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Nov 11, 2014
How to Build a Girl, Caitlin Moran's debut novel, which sold more than half a million copies in more than 16 countries worldwide, is being turned into a movie.
Cue the applause.
The story is centered on Johanna Morrigan, a young girl who dreams of leaving behind her hometown of Wolverhampton and ultimately ventures forth to reinvent herself (i.e. moves to London, becomes a music critic and calls herself Dolly Wilde). Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Jun 13, 2014
On this creepy, crawly, full-mooned, Friday the 13th, a photo of American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson's new character for highly anticipated season 4 was leaked. In the upcoming season, entitled Freak Show, Paulson will be playing two-headed conjoined twins, Bette and Dot alongside a cast of other actors returning from the previous seasons.
When I first heard about American Horror Story, I was dubious about its representations of sexism, racism, and disability. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on Jul 19, 2013
Chelsea Clinton is one of the classiest young ladies I can think of. Also, she’s awesome. Not just because she’s a Clinton Foundation leader or a board member for Common Sense Media, but because she loves a good book—especially one with a strong, intelligent female leading by example.
In her Our Friends’ Favorites segment, she dropped some literary names that made me love her a whole bunch: Ramona Quimby, Meg Murray, Claudia Kincaid, and Nancy Drew. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 18, 2013
Listen up, marshmallows – the good news about the Veronica Mars movie just keeps rolling in, and we couldn’t be more excited.
To catch you up on a little VMars history, the brilliant series was on air from 2004 to 2007, starring Kristen Bell as a feminist heroine who kicked major ass and addressed her own vulnerability in equal parts.
The show had everything: a tightly plotted mystery, the sluethiest, snarkiest scenes, incomparable amounts of heart, and a love (LOgan/VEronica) story for the ages. Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Oct 18, 2011
This past weekend I was lucky to catch the last show of the world premiere stage adaptation of Newsies, at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The stage show was the cult movie, with all the loveable characters, dance moves, and all of my favorite songs, but also with notable differences. There were changes to the details of the story, some new songs, and some lyric changes. My favorite change from the movie was the addition of a lady journalist, replacing the journalist Brian Denton. Read More