Claire Underwood Is Far Too Complicated for a 'Feminist or Not' Debate

House of Cards' Claire Underwood is a multi-faceted character. As Robin Wright portrays her, Claire can occasionally play nice — but mostly she's the cold and reserved, a counterpoint to the passionate and manipulative Frank Underwood. In the recently released season two, many, including this website, have used the… » 2/20/14 5:30pm 2/20/14 5:30pm

House of Cards' Claire Underwood Is a Feminist Warrior Antihero

If House of Cards is like chess, then Claire Underwood is the queen—the most powerful piece in the game. And that becomes clear in the show's second season when all the scheming and plotting and compromises have given her a national platform for the causes that are the most personal to her: abortion and sexual assault. » 2/17/14 1:30pm 2/17/14 1:30pm

Your Vicious, Power-Hungry Pals Are Back in New House Of Cards Teasers

"I don't know whether to be proud or terrified," Frank Underwood declares in one of the new teaser trailers for season two of the Netflix hit series House Of Cards. Pretty sure he's referring to his wife, Claire Underwood, whose steely strength and frosty aura — she really is a one-woman polar vortex — are back in… » 2/12/14 12:00pm 2/12/14 12:00pm

The Women on House of Cards Are Just as Evil as the Men

I'm one of the many people who compulsively binge-watched the first season of Netflix's House of Cards over the weekend; please don't ask me what time I went to bed last night. I loved the show because I'm a sucker for melodramatic political thrillers, but I was also particularly fascinated by the women on the… » 2/11/13 4:00pm 2/11/13 4:00pm