Real-Life Sister Ingalls Even More Awesome Than She Is on OITNB

If you haven’t had the time to binge watch all of Orange Is the New Black yet, I won’t ruin it for you...except for the part about alien space monsters. Didn’t see that coming at all, did you? But seriously — if you haven’t watched the show and don’t want to learn how badass Sister Ingalls, the pacifist nun, or any… » 8/04/13 5:30pm 8/04/13 5:30pm

The '10s Will Be The Decade For Women In Comics

Kelly over at Comics Should Be Good just published a monster list of ten great female comic characters of the aughts. Reading through her list reminded me how it feels to be excited about comics again. » 1/05/10 6:30pm 1/05/10 6:30pm

The Tweet Heard Round The World

"Some people say that a miscarriage is too private to discuss at work. But why? It's an important part of a woman's experience. It is not dirty or evil or shameful." - Penelope Trunk in the Guardian today. [Guardian] » 11/06/09 5:40pm 11/06/09 5:40pm

Character Study

Susie Essman on her famously self-confident alter-ego: "Susie Greene thinks she is drop-dead gorgeous and everything she chooses to put on is drop-dead gorgeous. Imagine being like that." [NYT] » 10/08/09 2:30pm 10/08/09 2:30pm

R.I.P. Joe Ades, The Peeler Man

A moment of silence, please, for a great urban character: Joe Ades, champagne-swilling, Park Avenue-dwelling, bespoke suit-sporting, British-accented, motor-mouthed vegetable- peeler-hawker extraordinaire and New York institution, has died at 75. [NYT, Vanity Fair] » 2/03/09 11:45am 2/03/09 11:45am

"Fictional Men Worth Loving"

Someone wrote into the Wall Street Journal to ask if Cynthia Grossen could recommend another fictional hero as swoony as Twilight's pallid Edward Cullen. Grossen gives some picks, but we think we can add to it. » 1/30/09 3:30pm 1/30/09 3:30pm

Unusual Girl Crush: Lynn Yaeger

It was with horror and chagrin that we learned recently that the struggling Village Voice has ended the 30-year run of fashion writer Lynn Yaeger's "Frock Star" column(formerly "Elements of Style"), one of the most unique and awesome voices in mode journalism. For those of you unfamiliar with Yeager's idiosyncratic… » 1/02/09 4:40pm 1/02/09 4:40pm