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Our Inheritance, on International Women's Day

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

We are still being beaten, raped, trafficked, abused, and stalked despite the hard won legal freedoms and protections that we have inherited, and that we continue to fight for.

Sarah Jessica Parker: There Would Be No 'Girls' Without 'Sex & The City'

Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

Would "Girls" be the phenomenon it is today if "Sex & The City" hadn't come before it? Not according to Sarah Jessica Parker. In an interview with...

Lena Dunham's Parents Write For 'Girls'

Posted 03.07.2013 | TV

Lena Dunham's parents are helping their daughter become "the voice of a generation." According to Capital New York's article about the "Girls" wri...

Why The 'Girls' Portrayal Of OCD Was Better Than Most

Alison Dotson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Alison Dotson

Just as Hannah herself resists typical far-fetched sitcom stereotypes -- she's not model thin, she struggles with her finances and her career choices-- her OCD symptoms are presented in a way that resists the low-hanging fruit of a kooky character most of us never encounter in our day-to-day routine.

Too Young to Wed: Working Together to End Child Marriage

Carole Presern | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Carole Presern

Adolescent pregnancy is a universal issue that occurs for many different reasons. But in nine out of 10 cases in developing countries, where complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death, the young mother is already married.

Jessica Chastain Auditions For 'Girls'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

After comedian Chelsea Davison blew us away last week with a flawless Lena Dunham impression as she auditioned for “Zero Dark Thirty,” she got rig...

'Girls' Recap: Eighth Time's The Charm

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.04.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

If this were school, the girls of "Girls" would be failing. But it's life, so it's even more depressing. We're already eight episodes in to Season 2, and the girls' togetherness scores have only decreased. Hannah's suffering from OCD, Marnie is desperately following Charlie around Manhattan, Shoshanna is hooking up with doormen, and Jessa is missing.

WATCH: How To Not Get Hired On 'SNL'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Jon Glaser has had a big year: He's had big guest spots on two zeitgeist-y shows, "Girls" (as an ex-junkie with a crush on Hannah) and "Parks...

Brian Williams: "Katrina Offended Me"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media
92nd Street Y

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spoke about his career with Chairman of Loews Hotel Jonathan Tisch on February 27, 2013. Among many topics, Wi...

Another Kind of 'Girl': The Carrie Diaries

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The girls of The Carrie Diaries are loyalists to each other even as they struggle with their own sense of burgeoning identity and the choices (and consequences) that arise as they grapple with the awareness of their feminine power.

Elijah's Coming Back To 'Girls'

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Andrew Rannells is coming back to "Girls." Rannells revealed Thursday that he would be returning for the HBO comedy's third season as Elijah after...

Lena Dunham's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Audition

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

Ever wonder what it would have been like if Lena Dunham was cast in the Oscar-nominated film, "Zero Dark Thirty?" Well, wonder no more. Thanks to New ...

Lesley Arfin, Staff Writer on Girls, Talks Nudity, Body Image and the Creative Courage of Lena Dunham

Brad Listi | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 151, a revealing conversation with Lesley Arfin, a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, as well as the MTV series Awkward.

You Can't Handle the Truth

Chad Kultgen | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Chad Kultgen

Why would a woman's website ask a guy like me, who's known for writing sexually graphic and honest novels, to write something sexually graphic and honest -- only to edit it into something without a single sexually graphic phrase or a sentence of honesty?

Why Lena Dunham's 'N-Word' Response Isn't Good Enough

Zeba Blay | Posted 04.26.2013 | Black Voices
Zeba Blay

When Dunham said Lampanelli's comments made her "uncomfortable," was she actually referring to the fact that frank discussion about race makes her uncomfortable?

What To Watch This Week

Posted 02.24.2013 | TV

With awards show season in the rear-view mirror, many shows are back with brand new episodes. Monday, Feb. 25 sees the conclusion of two two-part ...

Kids Today?! (Warning: May Contain Material Unsuitable for Anyone Over 35 Years of Age)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I know I'm old because lately I find myself saying, "what is wrong with the kids today?!" a lot. I use the word "old" in the most loving, thank God I'm old, sort of way. I use the word "kids" to refer to people in their 20s and early 30s.

Frequently Asked Questions About Girl Scout Cookies

Jeremy Blachman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Jeremy Blachman

I am a boy. Can I buy Girl Scout Cookies? Yes. You may buy Girl Scout Cookies, although you are not permitted to either sell them or eat them.

It's All About Doing Some Thinking on This Very Special Day

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
Anna Maria Chavez

Today is a special day on the Girl Scout calendar. It's World Thinking Day, and while it's not a holiday and it isn't as well known as, say, Valentine's Day, those of us in Girl Scouting know all about World Thinking Day.

Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.

This 'Girls' Star Looks VERY Different

Posted 02.21.2013 | Celebrity

Shoshanna, that you? "Girls" actress Zosia Mamet made her way into the "Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday showing off an entirely new look. Ma...

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

What's In Store For Ray & Shoshanna On 'Girls'

Posted 02.20.2013 | TV

Sunday night's "Girls" episode featured a guys' trip to Staten Island that ended with Ray breaking down and sobbing on a bench. Tuesday on HuffPost Li...

'Girls' Recap: Stealing Dogs From Staten Island & Feigning Happiness

Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.17.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

After last week's controversial Hannah/Joshua episode, I was beginning to worry that "Girls" had slipped into a sad, dream-like state in which Hannah would hopelessly drift around Brooklyn thinking about her terribly shitty life. Luckily, I was wrong.

Defending 'Joan of Snark'

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

In time, snark will likely run its course. For now snark, as well as the women who wield it, is here to stay.