Lena Dunham: Woody Allen Is a 'Real Perv'

During the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at this year's Sundance, Lena Dunham discussed reproductive rights, campus sexual assault and, separately, the way that female auteurs are constantly compared to their characters while men like, say, Woody Allen, can sexualize teenagers in their movies for years and… » 1/26/15 10:10am Monday 10:10am

Shade Court: Lupita, a Confused People Magazine, and Grumpy Huckabee

This was a truly exceptional week in erroneous shade usage. My list of cases was long, but as Chief Justice of Shade, it was my duty to select only the most egregious cases. The docket was so full that I couldn't even cloud Andy Cohen's sad-sack usage of shade. He, of all people, truly should know better. » 1/16/15 3:45pm 1/16/15 3:45pm

Red Dresses, More Pants!, and Real Life BFFs at the Girls Premiere

The women of Girls and friends commenced the Season 4 premiere party last night at Manhattan's Museum of Natural History, where they feted their fabulous lives in the best room in New York, the deep sea one with the giant whale. Who wouldn't want to party with the whale? While the events team deserves a high five,… » 1/06/15 1:30pm 1/06/15 1:30pm

Lena Dunham on Rape Backlash: 'I Am Angry But I Am Not Alone'

In a long essay published on BuzzFeed Tuesday night, Lena Dunham discussed the various nasty things that have happened since she revealed in her book Not That Kind of Girl that she was allegedly raped in college. "Since coming out as a survivor," she wrote, "I have gone from an intellectual sense of the ways in which… » 12/10/14 11:50am 12/10/14 11:50am

Lena Dunham's Publisher Clarifies Her Alleged Rapist's Name Is Fake

After facing a wealth of insane criticism from the right wing media outlets, Penguin Random House, the publisher of Lena Dunham's memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has announced that they will be clarifying that the name of Dunham's alleged rapist is not real in future books so he will not to be confused with a real man… » 12/09/14 9:50am 12/09/14 9:50am

All of These Celebrities Love Lena Dunham and Planned Parenthood

Lena Dunham's official book tour t-shirt is a pink little number that reads "LENA <3 PLANNED PARENTHOOD" in that awesome '70s book club font (shout out Elizabeth Olsen and Teddy Blanks). Last night, in advance of the November election, Dunham embarked upon an Instagramming spree showing her famous friends wearing said… » 10/30/14 11:30am 10/30/14 11:30am

Taylor Swift Appeared on The View on National Cat Day

It was a cat lady trifecta: Taylor Swift, talking about her cats, on National Cat Day, dead center in The View's kaffeeklatsch of trust. No stranger to controversy, Taylor Swift was bombarded with hard-hitting questions from the hosts such as "You have two cats. Are they nice?" Thanks for that, Whoopi Goldberg. » 10/29/14 4:40pm 10/29/14 4:40pm

What Kind of Girl Is This Girl? Lena Dunham's Memoir, Reviewed

I excel at avoiding the ubiquitous—push notifications, Knausgaard; libertarians, pumpkin spice—and as a result I came to Not That Kind of Girl in a near-amniotic lack of context. I had never offered an opinion about Lena Dunham or listened to one consciously; except for the thing she wrote about her dog I had never… » 10/06/14 12:00pm 10/06/14 12:00pm