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Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Why Seth Cohen Is The Manic Pixie Jewish Boy Of Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.05.2016 | Arts

Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a term that film critic Nathan Rabin coined and later regretted. Manic Pixie Jewish Boy is a term I just made up. Specifical...

Introducing The Anti-Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts

As the enthusiastic yet self-aware narrator of “Jane the Virgin” let us know last week, Jane Gloriana Villanueva was not always the level-headed h...

I Am Not Your Manic Pixie Bookworm

Kaite Welsh | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Kaite Welsh

Why is it that reading, once a tool for female empowerment, has become a tool of female exploitation?

Man Attempts To Find His Manic Pixie Dream Girlfriend On Craigslist, Likely Fails

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

Attention men with insanely specific criteria for your "dream woman" -- please stop posting about it, especially on Craigslist. One such dude took...

Why We Won't Be Joining This 'Selective' Dating Site

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women

There are niche dating sites for everyone these days (gluten-free people, sea captains and farmers included) -- and now one exists that caters to all ...

The Hardest Part Is Letting Go

George Heymont | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new dramas written by extremely perceptive women focus on the stress and strain of letting go when a relationship is no longer sustainable. One involves the living, the other involves the dead.

Haiku Reviews: From Vivaldi To Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture's Haiku Reviews are a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in t...


Posted 08.16.2012 | Comedy

The concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl isn't new by any means, but with sites like Etsy and Pinterest getting more popular by the minute, America i...

75 Years Of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

Film critic, Nathan Rabin first coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl in response to Kirsten Dunst’s role in "Elizabethtown." He described the stoc...

Christopher Rosen

Why Indie Movies Are Dying | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

On July 26, 2006, Fox Searchlight released "Little Miss Sunshine," the feature film debut of filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film wa...

Christopher Rosen

How Zoe Kazan Rebuffs The Manic Pixie Dream Girl In 'Ruby Sparks' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment

For her screenwriting debut, actress Zoe Kazan wrote what she knew: a story about the writing process. The 28-year-old comes from a family of writ...

The Quirky Girl Timeline

Posted 02.11.2012 | Comedy

This Saturday marks Zooey Deschanel's first time hosting "Saturday Night Live", which will be one small step for Zooey and one giant leap for twee cul...

WATCH: Quirky Girl Or Crazy Girl?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope is well-worn territory at this point, but it hasn't stopped movie after movie from rolling off of the Hollywood conve...

The Manic Pixie Dream Tramp

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Hagood

The emotions surrounding the MPDG run deeper than mere resentment. They are Amazing Manic Pixies only while they are loved. Before that, they are merely everyday women, and afterwards, they are harpies.