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While there is so much amazing, female-friendly television programming out there at the moment, it’s hard to fathom a world in which women's media interests actually outrank those of their be-penised counterparts. But once a year, we get a taste of what that world would be like: Super Bowl Sunday might take up all the bandwidth on ESPN, but all the other channels are acutely aware that non-sports fans, ladies included, might want to watch something (anything) other than sports. Forget the Oscars. Read More
Red carpets are just fancy sidewalks where women are as important as the designer they're wearing and reporters (if you want to call them that) pretty much socially-tolerated cat callers in fancy attire. But Rashida Jones didn't let it slide at the SAG Awards when a reporter complimented her on a glowing tan. "I'm ethnic," the actress deadpanned. Reminder, award show talking heads: Not every woman in Hollywood is white. YouTube has removed the video that showed Rashida seting the record straight (without batting an eye, we might add). Read More
Yes, that is a shameless use of a cute kitty meant to reflect how snuggled up you are this very moment. Because ADULT SNOW DAY! What's the best part of getting snowed in? Making a mug of something warm and curling up with a great (feminist) movie, of course. Here are our top 11 flick picks (based not just on quality but also on streaming convenience) for your next few days. Ida Anna is a novice nun in Poland who travels home to visit her aunt, Wanda, prior to taking her vows. While home, Wanda tells Anna that she is actually Jewish, and her real name is Ida Lebenstein. Read More
Broad City, like the adjective in its title, is all over the place: It is laugh out loud physical comedy, wry observational humor, and an endearing tale of lady friendship all in one. Creators and Stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are seriously killing it as the hottest duo on television these days (yep, we said it and we meant it!). Lucky for us (and you, dear reader!), they are also the funny, fearsome cover ladies on our February/March 2015 issue. Read More
So many of our favorite shows in the last couple years have been released through Netflix (here's looking at you House of Cards and Orange is the New Black). But there's a new one on its way that we're literally squealing about  like happy newborn piglets. Tina Fey paired up with the distributing channel to make Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a show about a doomsday cult survivor—played by BUST fave Ellie Kemper—who begins life completely anew in NYC after being rescued from an Indiana apocalypse bunker. Read More
Great news, trekkies: Voyager celebrates its 20th anniversary today! January 16th of 1995 marked the first episode of this intrepid series. This is especially exciting as it also marks the anniversary of the appearance of Star Trek’s first female captain and star of Voyager, Kathryn Janeway, played by Kate Mulgrew. Star Trek has had female captains before Janeway, but she was the only woman to serve as the lead character in a series. She later went on to become a Starfleet Admiral. Read More
We were so ready for Broad City to come back. It’s like the weird but awesome BFFs you made in college are swinging back into town you just know something insane is about to go down once a week for a while. And now that Comedy Central is definitely renewing our gal pal duo for a third season, we can relaxed about potential separation anxiety. Read More
We’re super pumped that Girls is back for its first fourth season, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for Hannah, Jessa, Marnie, and Shosh this year (hint: it'll probably have us crying, cringing, and loling.) In honor of the show's return, I spoke with Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, and Zosia Mamet—required reading before Sunday's new episode arrives. Lena Dunham on the critical reception of her book, "Not That Kind of Girl" ... Read More
The holidays may be over, but the bone-chilling weather is just beginning. Thankfully, television is back and with all sorts of good excuses for you to stay in. We pulled together our seven snow day (and night!) picks from all the new and returning shows this month. Fear not: There are no live broadcasts of outdated musicals in your immediate future, but there are a whole lot of awesome boob tube moments you’ll love. Hindsight, series premiere (Vh1 January 7th). Read More
Like all awards shows, the Golden Globes can get a little slow—so we got together a list of our top moments for you (just in case you fell asleep with a glass of champagne on your lap and missed'em). Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Golden Globes for their third year in a row with gorgeous dresses and hilarious celebrity digs. The duo showed their feminist side in the show’s opening monologue, when they pointed out the absurdity of George Clooney’s lifetime achievement award in comparison to his wife Amal Alamuddin’s accomplishments. Read More