| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Welcome to the 3rd annual Biblioracle Book Awards!
Is three years long enough to be considered an institution? I'd like to be an institution someday.
The first year I decided to name the nonexistent trophy after my dog Oscar, but that name was taken....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:38 AM
"What's the point of even sleeping?"
Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Oh. My. God. Lena Dunham. Look. At. Her. Dress.
She likes big fluff and she cannot lie?
Dunham's long, ruffled, pink ombre skirt and plain pink top on the Emmys red carpet Monday evening were about as subtle as Nicki Minaj's "Baby Got Back"-sampling,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Betty Halbreich confirms she is collaborating with "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham on another HBO project. Then she describes growing up during the Great Depression as an only, often lonely, but always exquisitely dressed child in an affluent...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Gussied-up celebrities in glittery sequins, sparkling jewels and dapper tuxedos made their way along the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet on Monday, and for sartorial spectators, it was all in the details.
Away from the din of the shutterbugs,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd.
Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Makers," an AOL-backed initiative to chronicle women's strides in traditionally male-dominated fields, kicks off with a decidedly entertainment-industry flavor, with the first two hours devoted to "Women in Comedy" and "Women in Hollywood." Those broad...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Jaaaay! Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress for the third year in a row.
It's like Emmy-night deja vu all over again...
The heavily accented "Modern Family" star topped Forbes' list of female small-screen performers by bringing home an...
| 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...