There's publishing math. And then there's Lena Dunham math. Let's see if we get the same answer...
Without question, $3.5+ million is a lot of money. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a bad business deal. Let's examine why, with a simplified version of the way publishing economics work.
What does it mean to be a good female role model? Is it the woman who transforms herself, gets into shape and loses weight? Or the one who rebels, avoids the fuss and doesn't care? Is it the aging woman who has the courage to admit to cosmetic surgery or the one who resists?
Here are ten reasons we're not joining the Lena Dunham backlash -- and you shouldn't either.
Critical darling and comedy wunderkind Lena Dunham plans to extend her pop-culture reach beyond television and indie film with a book preliminary titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham.
I finally figured out what I love most about Roger Federer, even more than his elegance and class on the tennis court: His wife isn't beautiful.
When the well-reviewed HBO series "Girls" was suffering post-premiere backlash, one of the main complaints that critics lobbed at the show -- besides ...
Modern Family has loads of elitist appeal. Its super-hip characters toss off snark with gusto while sashaying through stylish homes. TV viewership remains strong and TV critics have remained faithful. Most award pundits feel that Emmy voters will probably remain loyal too.
Red Flag was produced on a shoestring budget though feels like anything but. I became so curious about what went into the production, I had to flag down Mr. Karpovsky to get the details.
Raised voices and uncontrollable tears happen -- we're all human, and raising kids is never easy. But calm discussions, by contrast, teach kids that disagreements needn't be drama-filled.
The Emmys are tough to predict and this year's battle over Best Comedy Actress is a cliffhanger. The outcome depends largely on the strength of the episodes chosen by the nominees to give to judges (actors and casting agents) as an example of their best work.
Call them recorders of life. Call them absorbers or mirrors. But don't call them renegades.
Twenty-somethings are taking over the reinvention spotlight, which was the one pathetic thing that was uniquely ours. We're supposed to be the reinvented generation, but everyone seems to be exploring the 20-somethings neurosis.
As writers, we need to be aware of the ways in which our work can be read; weeding out the useful from the non-useful is an important skill, as is reading closely for what might be improved. But it can be a slippery slope.
Who gets more of a recharge at night: You or your phone?
Let's put aside the more commonly-asked question these days -- that is, should you be Facebook friends with your children -- and get down to a much more basic quandary: Can you be real life friends with them?