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Female Pals Cartoon Network Should Make A Series About

April 18, 2014

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Cartoon Network has never pretended to be a channel for girls. With it’s boy-heavy programming since it’s inception in 1993, it catered to the testosterone-heavy superhero world of boys–The Clone Wars, Ben Ten, The Transformers–with advertisers pushing Nerf guns and other Styrofoam battle axes. In it’s 20-year run, there has been exactly one show about […]

A Woody Allen 12-Step

February 6, 2014

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**Trigger warnings about sexual abuse.** 1. Your first Woody Allen movie was probably Zelig. You were fascinated by the charm of the grainy 1920′s footage shown in the film. You were obsessed with old movies like Citizen Kane–particularly movies about men who claim to be someone they’re not. You were amused by Zelig’s chameleon-like ability […]

A Gwyneth Paltrow 12-Step

January 31, 2014

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1. When people ask the question, “Why does everyone hate Gwyneth Paltrow?” explain that for you, it started after you read a Vogue cover story on her perfect life with Brad Pitt and their dogs. It was then that you realized she embodied Emma as in Jane Austen’s Emma and then made it worse by […]

Roman Polanski Frolicks With Tiny Camera As Vanity Fair Explains The Injustice Around His Rape Case

September 18, 2013

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When grave injustices occur in our system, outrage usually follows. It’s difficult to empathize with a rapist, namely a famous rapist, i.e., Roman Polanski, even when his victim, Samantha Geimer, implores us to do so in her new memoir, “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.” But as it goes, the judge in […]

If I Could Be A Teenager, I Would Be You

August 28, 2013

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Kernan Shipka, aka Sally Draper, rocks a Riot Grrrl shirt and 90s alt girls all over hang their Kathleen Hanna posters on the back of their bedroom doors while blasting Sonic Youth… until their children tell them to turn it down. (Image: Tom and Lorenzo)

Open Letter To Serena Williams: Own Up To Victim Blaming And Make It Right

June 19, 2013

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Serena, I remember watching you from the US Open. Andy and I in our nosebleed seats and thinking who cares, we get to witness the greatness that is Serena Williams pound someone on the court! You’re a hero to men and women. Girls and Boys. I’ve spoke about you as a role model to my […]

Who is Arianna Talking To? Miri Takes Offense

June 12, 2013

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      The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power. The photo of Arianna Huffington speaking about work life balance struck me as a great poster for a dinner theatre farce about the wealthy in America scheduling  meetings with themselves instead of with their brokers. Call me cynical, but Arianna’s Third Metric rubbed […]

The Jon Snow & Ygritte Sex Scene Post

April 29, 2013

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I’ve spent the past two days googling Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, who play Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones. (No, I have not told my husband this.) Call their sex scene Harlequin Romance, goofy for the “You no nothing, Jon Snow-oh-OH!” but the chemistry between the two actors is undeniable. If you’re […]

Why You Should Be Watching ‘Top of the Lake’

April 4, 2013

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No spoilers. (Yet. I can do recaps if enough people are interested.) I’m going to try to convince you to watch the series without giving too much away. Top of the Lake, starring Elizabeth Moss (yes, from Mad Men), can be found on Sundance. The short synopsis: it’s a crime drama about a 12-year-old pregnant […]

An Open Letter To Taylor Swift

March 15, 2013

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Guest Post by Stephanie Simpson Lazenby Dear Taylor Swift: Let me introduce myself. I’m Stephanie and I have two daughters.  We are huge admirers and fans.  I know you must be very busy right now, getting ready for your tour. My daughters and I cannot wait to see you perform this summer.  Did you know […]