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  Way before she was a writer for The Office, the star of her own show, and your dream best friend, Mindy Kaling was just Mindy Chokalingam, a Dartmouth student who hated dorm life and loved A Capella singers. But she was always funny, as we just found out with the help of this Tumblr account posting scans of her student comic strip, Badly Drawn Girl. Full of collegiate advice about everything from choosing dining halls to crushing on your gay friends, ... Read More
I’m not one to give a [insert animal body part] about many professional playoffs, if any at all. I do admit that while living in “America’s Dairyland” (a.k.a Wisconsin) a couple of years ago, I may have occasionally gushed over Aaron Rodgers like the rest of my fellow Cheeseheads and/or called the Super Bowl the Ultimate Grand Supreme, but in all honestly being attentive to anything but the half-time show during the NFL Super Bowl was and ... Read More
 Girls premiered last night!! So, let’s talk about it, because we're girls! Er, women. Ladies? Oh, for the love of Pete, let’s just stare at Julianna Margulies’s Golden Globes look for at least 30 seconds because it is the best thing.  Feeling better? Me too. Onward! The sun rises on our four protagonists: Hannah’s comfortably entwined with Adam, Shoshanna’s extracting herself from a random’s bunk bed (don’t ... Read More
Whatever be your thoughts on HBO's Girls (and if you're like everyone else on the internet, you have a lot of thoughts) – Lena Dunham and her merry band of dysfunctional twentysomethings return to the small screen this Sunday, at 10 p.m. We've been warned to expect a naked female body or two; accordingly, one loudmouthed sadist has already raised a stink. Regardless: if you like Girls, perhaps you do so because the show's nouveau-mumblecore writing ... Read More
 So perhaps you've already heard: SNL – that cliquey comedian's mecca – is set to debut a brand new cast member in the coming weeks. And...wait for it...she's a black woman! GASP! We've already popped the champagne, and not just because fresh face Sasheer Zamata represents merely the fifth African American female to appear on the show throughout its thirty-eight year run. And not “just because” a diverse cast of comics indubitably creates a wider gamut ... Read More