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In the midst of a national debate about birth control coverage and employee health care plans, women’s group UltraViolet has turned to one sure-fire solution to rock the vote: puppets.  The Supreme Court will hear final arguments for the controversial case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores next week – after which they'll decide whether or not the corporation may maintain their practice of restricting employee health coverage to ... Read More
 2014 has proven to be a pretty cool and empowering year for women…so much so, that it’s kind of starting to creep me out. There have been tons of ads going around referencing the power of girls and women, and re-asserting everything we can do. I'm happy about this, buuuuut I am a little concerned about the agencies behind some of these viral videos. Are  they really 100% invested in the wellbeing of women, or are they jumping on some kind of ... Read More
Now while I am still way too young to be reminiscing on my teenage years, this film almost made me long for the frivolous days of my youth (can I still say that if I am only 21?). Well, almost. Apart from my left over teen angst that has seeped into early twenties angst, TEENAGE is a fascinating look at the creation and evolution of the 'teenager'. Don't be fooled by the black and white film stills, this documentary is a vibrant and heartfelt love letter to ... Read More
Okay, okay...so perhaps you already saw this video in 2011, shortly after PBS profiled the reunion of childhood-friend-elephants Shirley and Jenny at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. But if you have even the slightest soul, you can watch it again, damn it. Separated for twenty-two years and held in captivity, these two gentle giants were afforded the chance to live free after long, lonely lives. And what happens when the two old friends meet again is possibly the ... Read More
I find Yahoo! Answers endlessly entertaining and Audra McDonald’s singing breathtaking, so the combination of the two is just freaking amazing. Thank you Jimmy Fallon and Alison Watts, for making this a reality:    The unexpected combination of these two makes me want to take to the dumbest part of the web and sing my heart out, which is such a better alternative to crying about the state of humanity. Fallon’s Tonight Show has thus ... Read More
You know the drill: you’re watching the surprisingly pro-women “After the Final Rose” episode of the Bachelor, and on comes the typical ABC family-oriented ads about the perfect wholesome family and what they buy. They are almost always white, heterosexual, suburban pictures of loving parents and obedient yet charmingly sassy children.   But then there’s this Honey Maid ad. Delightfully family friendly with an epic boost of progressive ... Read More
I’m not sure about you, but I was super psyched about the latest SNL with Host Lena Dunham and Musical Guest The National; a double win in my book. The promos for the episode - featuring Lena and Kate McKinnon - had me for-real cry-laughing. I thought I would never get over the departure of Kristen Wiig in 2012, but I think I'll be alright if this comedic genius continues. 2014 has been a pretty awesome year for Dunham: she released ... Read More
According to a news blast from Brokelyn.com...tourism may be coming to jenky, jenky Brooklyn. Last year, Sasheer Zamata made a spoof webisode advertising a fictional “Locations of Girls” tour (see below) and today the Daily News confirms the rumor's plausibility. This means that soon, my friends, double decker buses could be trolling through your hood, spewing out tourists eager to photograph the authentic sights and sounds of Greenpoint, Crown ... Read More
When Kim Novak took the stage at the Oscars with Matthew McConaughey, I got uncomfortable hearing her awkward line delivery – her very obvious facial “work” was much less of my concern. In fact, although I knew her name and the general sex-appeal-connotation, Kim Novak is a bit before my time. I had to do a quick Google search to confirm her Glamazon history. Twitter can be a particular kind of cruel to public figures – as ... Read More
 Even with all of the almost-there-but-not-quite Ellen jokes and the most transcendent acceptance speech in the history of acceptance speeches, we still found time to sit down with the latest episode of Girls. Or least I did.  Hannah’s grandma is dying, so she eats a salad in the middle of the sidewalk. This confirms that she is the kind of pedestrian that deserves all of the pigeon shits. At her mom’s urging, Hannah shows up at the ... Read More
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