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To be completely honest, Joan Rivers was never my favorite comedienne. Her hard-hitting jokes, told mostly at the expense of famous others (when they weren’t at her own expense) were too sharp-tongued for my taste. I thought of Rivers as overly venomous, sometimes tactless, and largely inappropriate. It wasn’t until I heard of her passing that I realized my latent admiration. In fact, it was the very dislike of her comedy that caused me to like her most; she ... Read More
Matthew Weiner, head writer and show runner of AMC’s Mad Men, tackles unfamiliar territory with his new film, Are You Here. This is not to be confused with Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here - though they are both indie films about white families with lots of emotions.   Apart from that, it’s hard to describe exactly what Are You Here is in terms of a single genre, which may or may not have been the intention. In simplest of words, I would call it ... Read More
Oh my gosh, this is everything.  This outtake from Amy Poehler’s new Old Navy commercial is nothing if not a true work of art.  “[It’s] aggressive, it’s dangerous, it’s stupid, and that’s why I like it,” she quips, mocking the lingo of many a pretentious art dealer. The short clip is full of those kinds of gold nuggets, and is a hilarious commentary on the vague, highfalutin language of the art ... Read More
Art by Zen Pencils.  Over here at Bust we're pretty huge fans of Amy Poehler and her website Smart Girls Club so we loved finding this animated version of a quote from one of her amazing Ask Amy advice videos. Once again, Zen Pencils finds a way to illustrate our heroes' words in a beautiful way.  Image via Zen ... Read More
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party started off as a web series and is now a whole online community. They have a website, a Facebook page, and a Tumblr. Smart Girls encourages young women to be active in their communities and make a difference in the world. It's an incredible organization, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to get to talk to one of its founders, Meredith Walker.What made you want to start Smart Girls? It came from being up late at night ... Read More
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