Ryan Seacrest Is 'Scared' of Julianne Hough Because of Her Epic Hulk…

I just totally like these people. I don't know why. I think maybe it's because of Joel McHale making fun of Ryan Seacrest on The Soup all the time, and Julianne Hough being forced to partner with Adam Carolla on DWTS? Like, he must be kind of a good sport, and she must be the most patient apple pie on earth. Am I… » 1/31/13 8:00pm 1/31/13 8:00pm

Watch Tavi Gevinson Talk About My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks,…

Rookie founder and high school student Tavi Gevinson gave a talk at a TEDxTeen event about "strong female characters," feminism, and how the narrow ways in which popular culture views women impacts teen girls, both in fiction and in real life. It's funny and astute, and Gevinson calls for more TV shows with complicated… » 4/12/12 6:30pm 4/12/12 6:30pm

Scary-Good TV: The Best Halloween Specials Ever

Halloween: The time of year when all your favorite TV characters don crazy costumes and become involved in totally nonsensical plots, just for the sake of a holiday-themed episode. I love bad television just as much as I love good — and as such here's a collection of the best/worst Halloween episodes the idiot box has… » 10/31/11 5:45pm 10/31/11 5:45pm

Couples Yoga Will Save Your Ailing Marriage... Or Not

The phrase "spice up your sex life" gets almost 200,000 hits on Google. We're collectively so bored with our longterm significant others that there are several industries and hundreds of self-help books that have sprouted in the chasm left by sexual frustration. The Minneapolis Star Tribune introduces us to yet another… » 7/22/08 1:00pm 7/22/08 1:00pm

Angela Chase: "When You Call Someone's Name, Like, Kind Of Loud And They …

Juno was released on DVD today, and as FourFour's Rich brilliantly points out, teenage heroine Angela Chase of My So-Called Life is the anti-Juno. While Juno reveled in her own quirkiness and established individuality — something that is rare, if not nonexistent among teens — Angela dealt with the desperation of… » 4/15/08 4:30pm 4/15/08 4:30pm

Literary Ladies Look Thirty Years Younger With The Right Makeover

We always agreed with Angela Chase on My So-Called Life when she described Anne Frank as "lucky." Angela's English teacher asks her, "How could Anne Frank be lucky?" and Angela responds, "'Cause she was stuck in an attic for three years with this guy she really liked." That's the part of Anne Frank that people should be… » 4/01/08 5:30pm 4/01/08 5:30pm

Our So-Called Collective Adolescence

When I was in college, I tried writing about how much My So-Called Life meant to me for a non-fiction class. I never handed in the paper because I couldn't manage to express how dreadfully important Angela Chase was to my coming of age without sounding kind of insane or aggressively sentimental. How could I describe… » 10/29/07 11:30am 10/29/07 11:30am