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Allison Williams On Her Shocking 'Girls' Sex Scene | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

Before "Girls," Allison Williams was best known for two things: singing the "Mad Men" theme song with the lyrics to Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy," and ...

Too Many Shades of Grey

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

Why, when the women's movement aimed to liberate us from being sexually objectified and degraded, are so many women objectifying and degrading themselves?

Why Lena Dunham's Body Matters

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Thanks to the social-life-suck known as grad school, I'm a bit behind on all relevant cultural phenomena. I have yet to watch an entire episode of The...

Like 'Girls'? You'll Love These Books

The Hairpin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Let's just say there are a lot of articles about Girls. And, if you're like me, it's been making you think a lot about women, and friends, and the cit...

Thousands to March in Denver Saturday

Nancy Cronk | Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

On April 28th, 2012, thousands of Colorado women and their family members will gather at Civic Center Park's Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women's access to health care and for their right to make their own decisions.

Bad Idea: Spas for Tween Girls

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Offering a bikini wax to a young girl serves only to sexualize her and push her towards an adult ideal of the body-beautiful.

'Girls' Isn't Racist, Television Is

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.25.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Why are there so many stories about "Girls," of which we've seen exactly two episodes? Where are all the pieces taking television studios and networks to task for commissioning shows created and run by middle-aged, upper-middle-class, heterosexual white men?

Notes From My (Book)shelf: Week of April 23, 2012

Roxanne Coady | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

Since there is an astonishing amount of information out there, I thought it might be fun to share with you items I have noticed, learned or was curious about in the past week.

Would You Buy Makeup For Your Toddler?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Parents

Would you hesitate to buy makeup for your preteen daughter? What about your pre-preteen? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions (the la...

How The Friendship In 'Girls' Mirrors Female Friendship In Nature

The New York Times | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women

When first we meet Hannah, the wondrously mopey mid-20s heroine of HBO's new hit series "Girls," she seems to have more strikes against her than a bow...

Don't Shoot The Messenger: HBO's Girls Backlash

Jesse Levine | Posted 06.24.2012 | TV
Jesse Levine

Lena Dunham wrote, directed and stars in an indictment of her own spoiled self, and was her own target long before she was the target of this current blast of criticism. She's roasting herself, on HBO, and she's wearing granny panties.

30 Things Girls Don't Do On 'Girls'

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 04.24.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

Though a majority of the backlash stems from racism claims and jealousy towards 25-year-old creator/director/writer/star Lena Dunham, the thing I couldn't get past in the first episode of "Girls" was a cupcake.

Compared: Girls, Don't Trust the B-, and Brooklyn 11223

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 06.23.2012 | TV
Lisa Kirchner

Granted, these are early days. But so far what I've observed is exactly the opposite of what I would've thought. It's not the women from middle-class, college-educated backgrounds dressed in funky business casual who exert the most authority in their own lives.

Christopher Rosen

Jemima Kirke On 'Mortifying' 'Girls' Sex Scenes | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Jemima Kirke plays the free-spirited Jessa on the HBO comedy "Girls," but she says she's nothing like her character. "This is an impression for me,...

'Girls' Episode 2, Recapped In Gchat

Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

Lori Fradkin: So, here we are again ... week two ... Margaret Wheeler Johnson: I thought this episode showed much more promise and ambition than the ...

'Girls' Recap: 99 Vagina Problems

Crystal Bell | Posted 06.22.2012 | TV
Crystal Bell

For those of you that didn't love the pilot -- or appreciate Lena Dunham's humor -- then I'm afraid that Episode 2 isn't going to make you fall in love with Hannah and her girls.

How to Write an Opinion Piece About Girls

Maddie Crum | Posted 06.21.2012 | Comedy
Maddie Crum

Regardless of their stance, people are talking about Girls. For the convenience of those thinking about joining in on the conversation, I've created a template for op-eds about Lena Dunham's new show.

Barbara Walters Asks Lena Dunham About Weird 'Girls' Sex Scene

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

When Lena Dunham, the star of HBO's new comedy "Girls" sat down on "The View" couch Friday, she quickly referenced the talk show's discussion about th...

Why So Snarky to Those Trying to Make a Difference?

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Toni Nagy

If you are an unapologetic capitalist you will suffer less public scrutiny than if you are someone who is trying to do something meaningful with your life. The focus morphs from the meaning of the message to suspicions of opportunistic motives.

Girls: Please Reach Puberty

Ruth Fowler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Ruth Fowler

The thing which no one seems willing to say about Girls is that it's shit. Yeah, I've read everything else. It's not representative. True. It's about whiny, rich, white girls. True. We all know if it was good, no one would be complaining.

In Defense of Girls

J-L Cauvin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

Girls is reflective of our culture, a culture we all seem to think we are better than or don't exist in.

Crystal Bell

Judd Apatow On 'Girls' Backlash: 'We Wanted It' | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

HBO's highly anticipated new show "Girls" may have been a hit with the critics, but not everyone loved Lena Dunham's brand of humor after the series p...

Not One of Lena Dunham's 'Girls'

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 06.19.2012 | TV
Phoebe Robinson

If you want your show to be about such a tiny, niche demographic, go for it. Just don't try and fool everyone and say it's for everyone when it's clearly "for us, by us."

Lena Dunham Talks Awkward 'Girls' Sex Scene (VIDEO)

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Most times when an actor or actress is talking about an awkward sex scene in one of their latest projects, they can blame the director or the screenwr...

Does 'Girls' Hit Too Close To Home?

Business Insider | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women

In the opening scene of HBO's new show "Girls," Hannah, a 23-year-old college grad living in New York City, flips out when her parents tell her she's ...