The descriptors applied to Dunham's body are not the most troubling element of Stasi's piece. It is the mean girl tone with which they are delivered, a tone that has become innocuous in our current culture, where women judging women has become a weird kind of blood sport.
Season 2 of "Girls" doesn't start off nearly as strongly as Season 1 finished, but I'm optimistic about where it's heading. "Girls" isn't consistent or perfect: Sometimes it's distractingly disorganized and frankly, a bit full of itself and other times, it's euphoric fun.
It is a simple, indisputable fact that Dunham's considerable success is due, in no small part, to her considerable luck. But the narrative of the self-made man is an incredibly seductive one.
Allison Williams, daughter of Brian and vexing star of HBO's Girls, talks to Bruce Handy about her sometimes controversial character, and the time she...
Like everyone, I have my personal goals, but ours is a generation that saw itself as bigger and better than that. We were about selfless, but damned if we didn't settle for selfish.'We were about change, but damned if we aren't reluctantly accepting the next and the new.
Hey there 2013. It's so nice to finally meet you. I've heard a lot about you from your predecessor, and I'm sorry I was so out of commission yesterday that I missed your actual first day in the office. I know you've got some big shoes to fill, but I'm excited to see what you're made of.
In case you expect me to include 50 Shades of Grey, the Kardashians or Clint Eastwood's profound discussion with a chair, sorry, but nobody actually rated them highly.
So I decided to put some words down about the HBO show Girls. I'm going to assume that anybody who is reading this has seen the show. And since I have no idea what I'm about to write, I'm just going to spit some stuff out and you can take the ride with me.
Here for anyone who cares are my 40 favorite albums of 2012 -- just off the top of my yarmulke-covered head.
On the sixth-floor maternity ward / Of a hospital called Lenox Hill, / Two new parents of one little girl / Paid a very big hospital bill.
From the best political bits on late night to a few unintentionally hilarious moments from the politicians themselves, 2012 was a great year to laugh at politics in America.
The behavior of a woman who appears on the public stage can be counted on to provoke a contentious referendum on the state of women in general. Is this good for women?
So what exactly is a role model? Is it someone we relate to, someone we aspire to be, someone we just greatly admire?
Girls isn't about women who refuse to grow up -- it's about women who are trying to grow up in a world in which economic prospects are dim; a world in which men and women can't seem to connect meaningfully or trustingly with each other at any level.
Inspired by Lena Dunham's commercial for President Obama's campaign, I couldn't help but try to make one of my own.
Are only "archconservatives" with "no sense of humor" insulted by the new "Your First Time" video for President Obama -- or ought every thinking woman (and man) be outraged to watch this young woman of privilege playing at politics?