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Why Lena Dunham Is 'Important'

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

She may be one of the most controversial figures in the TV world, but Lena Dunham is nothing if not influential and Time thinks so too. The "Girls"...

Dysfunctional Dater #4: Handjob Hamlet

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

He also told me all about the girl who'd cheated on him and that being around pretty girls actually made him feel like he was being punched in his stomach. "So that's what all this is about," I thought, "He thinks I'm pretty!"

LOOK: 'Girls' Star Goes Gay For Bridal Photoshoot

Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Jemima Kirke is going gay -- for a bridal shoot, that is. Wearing a flowing white gown, the 27-year-old "Girls" star shares a steamy embrace with ...

LOOK: Space Camp T-Shirts Tell Boys to 'Achieve' and Girls to 'Dream'

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.16.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

The T-shirts start of well enough, encouraging both boys and girls to "explore" and "discover." But only the boys are prodded to go ahead and achieve, while young women can keep on dreaming. Sigh.

Fathers Need To Step Up

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

As I watched my sons being born, I knew our generation must be a generation to take on the responsibility of fatherhood. We need to care about women giving birth to the next generation. We need to be involved with our children from the moment they take their first breath.

4 Things HBO's Girls Gets Wrong About Men | Posted 06.12.2013 | TV

Let's get one thing out of the way: For all the conversation it's generated, we absolutely love Girls. Dunham and co. have gotten plenty right about girls and, by extension, guys -- but they've gotten a few things wrong, too.

Supper Club: Short Ribs and Cornmeal Popovers

Ali Schmidt | Posted 04.10.2013 | Taste
Ali Schmidt

Cooking makes me feel sexy: my secret weapon is no longer how smoothly I underage drink, but how I can roast a fatty piece of meat into something succulent. And braised short ribs make me feel particular good.

PHOTO: Lena Dunham Forgets Very Important Undergarment

Posted 04.10.2013 | Celebrity

Lena Dunham is certainly not one to shy away from overexposure, so it is no surprise the HBO star went braless on the set of her critically acclaimed ...

Have You Been Warned? Are You Listening Now?

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Guest

Have you listened? Are you listening? Do you push everything away that doesn't make sense to you? Everything that scares you, you drown with obsession...

Annie Get Your Screw Gun

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

It's a chilly winter Saturday, and the gray flooring at Roominate's headquarters/toy-testing space in a Mountain View office park is littered with scr...

More Changes Are Coming To 'Girls'

Posted 04.05.2013 | TV

"Girls" may have lost one star this week, but it gained a "Doctor Who" alum. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richard E. Grant has booked a gue...

WATCH: Manhattan 'Bros' Hunt For Hipster Chicks In 'Girls'-Inspired Show

| Posted 06.05.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WILLIAMSBURG — After a marathon viewing session of "Girls" last year, Anthony DiMieri re...

How Will It End? | Posted 06.04.2013 | TV

Writing a character off of a popular TV show is always awkward, especially when that character was part of a major storyline development in a show's m...

Sorry, Charlie

Posted 04.05.2013 | TV

Looks like Marnie will be left boyfriend-less once again: Christopher Abbott is reportedly leaving "Girls." According to the New York Post, Abbott ...

Why We Need to Educate Girls

Cecilia Attias | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

It is imperative that we support and celebrate the people who are dedicating their lives to girls' schooling, especially when some of them, like the late Shahnaz Nazli in Pakistan, are literally putting their own lives at risk.

Lena Dunham Compares 'Girls' To Chris Brown

Posted 04.03.2013 | TV

If you don't like Lena Dunham and "Girls," she'll forgive you. After all, she has strong feelings toward certain topics herself ... like Chris Brown, ...

If Your Favorite TV Characters 'Game Of Thrones' Sigils...

Posted 05.29.2013 | TV

HBO has released a delightful sigil-maker before the start of the third season of Game of Thrones. This got me thinking, what would some of the most f...

More Than Just 'Bright Young Things': Victoria's Secret and the Obsession With Youth

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Bras in my size are cheerfully doodled over with hearts, flowers and little cupcakes that would inspire Katy Perry to write a hit song right there in the dressing room. My breasts are offended. They know what they are and they are not part of a Fisher Price play set.

Making Chicago the City Where Women and Girls Thrive

K. Sujata | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Perhaps I'm biased, but Chicago is a special place for women. The women who hail from this city are more than historic; they are change agents.

Girls Rising

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Nicholas

If religion is just a scapegoat, who has the power to use it that way? Are those people keeping their girls down because they don't think girls could meaningfully contribute, because they're afraid of the competition, because they don't know who would take care of their children?

For African Youth, Informal Sectors Jobs Are Normal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Ravi Kumar

Informal sectors jobs would be instrumental in providing opportunities for growing young population in Africa. That's why, Devarajan said, countries should understand that "informal is normal."

Maureen Ryan

'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Southland' Get Peabody Awards | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV

This year's Peabody Awards have been announced, and the list of winners include "Louie," "Southland," "Switched at Birth," "Girls," "This American Lif...

LOOK: 'Girls,' Passover-Style

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women

"Girls" has officially found religion. Part of the traditional Passover seder includes the story of the Four Sons: the wise one, the wicked one, the s...

Millennials Aren't All Girls

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.26.2013 | TV
David D. Burstein

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Girls is not its content, but its creator. Love her or hate her, Dunham at 26 typifies the ability and power of this generation. You might say this is a generation with more Lena Dunhams than Hannah Horvaths.

Girls Needs to Glance Away From the Mirror

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women
Sally Steenland

There's another aspect of Girls that feels worth noting -- its uniform worldview. Both the worlds of Girls and the one of my religious childhood are insular and tribal. Both have moral codes that seem to the inhabitants to be universally true while in actuality they are culturally specific.