| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The PEN Center USA literary awards, as always, honored excellent writing and celebrated heroes of free speech on Tuesday. And host Aisha Tyler exercised it with a high-energy, highly profane commentary that kicked the event's energy up a notch.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
At the end of Season 3 of "Girls" (apologies if this is a spoiler), Hannah got accepted into the University of Iowa's MFA program. The new trailer for Season 4 shows us a little bit of her Iowa City life after she picks up and moves from New York for...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
"Happiness" (PBS, Monday). I am, as a rule, a fan of the films that make up the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," which tend to spend intimate quality time with the kinds of people TV usually ignores for being too far off, too foreign, too poor...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
“Questions for Lena? Do you have a question for Lena? Would you like to ask Lena Dunham a question?”
Early Monday night the Lena Dunham book tour and circus of earnestness and irony rolled into Chicago, promising cultural spectacle and...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:56 AM
I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist's office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to begin my weekly session of labored oversharing, when I stumbled upon "First Love," her essay about being...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open," poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote in 1968, a moment when the world was already splitting open and women had started to tell the truth about their lives (not to mention...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Ready for another season of "Girls"? HBO released the trailer for season 4 of the Lena Dunham vehicle, and here's what we know so far from the trailer:
-Hannah and Adam are still together in some fashion, but probably not for long, because ...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Hannah is loving Iowa, even if no one else wants to move there, ever.
HBO debuted the trailer for season 4 of "Girls" Friday, which finds Lena Dunham's Hannah enjoying herself at the University of Iowa's writer's workshop, Zosia Mamet's Shoshanna...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lena Dunham, who in recent days has been accused of sexually abusing her younger sister Grace Dunham based on excerpts from her memoir, apologized Tuesday for "the comic use of the term 'sexual predator.'"
The "Girls" creator and star, in a statement...