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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.

A Chorus of Indian Muslim Girls and Women: "Learn and Earn"

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

This is what Muslim girls and women -- at the bottom of the totem pole -- are clamoring for. And to me that is the single most encouraging indicator for the future success of Muslim girls and women as they become integrated and respected members of their families and communities.

Oh 'Girls' Haters, Your Confusion About Attraction Is Amusing

Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.13.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

How dare she? ... What is wrong with this woman? How dare she exist, much less assert herself or want anything?

LOOK: Lena Dunham's Revealing Rolling Stone Cover

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

Lena Dunham is the latest Rolling Stone cover girl, and she doesn't look much like her "Girls" character Hannah Horvath: She's donning a white tank, l...

Why I Love Girls -- At 51

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I remember the lonely weekends when I was waiting... for something. I remember the moments of pure joy with my girlfriends, when we all knew that we were gorgeous and hot and could rule the world. The heartbreaks, the humiliations, the perfect evenings, the first kisses -- who can forget that?

Dunham in the Nude: Changing or Reinforcing Stereotypes?

Millie Kerr | Posted 04.14.2013 | TV
Millie Kerr

Although our reactions vary, we seem to concur with the premise that Dunham is making a statement when she bares all. Yet no one has questioned whether she's shaking things up in the most efficient way.

Leigh Weingus

'I Never Say No To Lena Dunham' | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2013 | TV

Marnie Michaels is arguably the bitchiest, least likable of HBO's four "Girls." Allison Williams is the face behind the flawed character Lena Dunh...

All The 'GIRLS' Updates You'll Ever Need

Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy

Love GIRLS? Hate GIRLS? Then you'll definitely want to follow @TonightOnGIRLS, comedian Sam Grittner's amazing parody that perfectly captures everyt...

I Should've Been A Famous Scientist!

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

As much as we celebrate writers and poets as speakers of truth, sometimes I can't help but think that the real voice of a generation is someone like Stephen Hawking.

5 Types Of Love Americans Can't Name

Katy Hall | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

Last year, the Oxford Dictionary Online added a bunch of popular words including lolz, ridic and vajazzle, but there are still some feelings and exper...

'It Felt As Awkward As It Looks'

Posted 02.12.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 6 of HBO's "Girls," titled "One Man's Trash." Patrick Wilson guest-starred on this ...

Aziz Ansari Wants In On The 'Girls' Action

Vulture | Posted 04.13.2013 | TV

Now that Donald Glover has appeared on "Girls, "helping Lena Dunham answer criticism about the lack of people of color on the show, surely that opens ...

'Girls' Recap: Bonding With Boys Over Trash

Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.10.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

I dearly missed the presence of Marnie, Jessa and Soshanna on this week's episode of "Girls." This is partially due to the balance and wit their characters provide in the midst of sad and ridiculous plot lines, but also because Hannah has officially hit a big fat zero on the togetherness scale.

The Quote That Will Forever Haunt 'Girls'

Posted 02.10.2013 | TV

Is Lena Dunham the "voice of a generation"? Although Hannah was high on opium when she uttered that famous line in Season 1 of "Girls," it became ...

What Doesn't Make Sense About 'Girls'

Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.08.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

But four episodes into Season 2 of "Girls," a few questions about the logistics of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna's lives have come to my attention, and they're not even sex or drug-related.