Boys Club No More: Now Women Make Up Nearly Half of the CIA

Earlier this month, Mother Jones described the early days of the CIA as "Mad Men with security clearances." Men were the spies; women were the secretaries. But over the years, things have changed, and now, women make up nearly half of the CIA, and at least 40% of undercover operatives (spies) are female. » 11/14/13 11:40am 11/14/13 11:40am

This Is the Best Lena Dunham Impersonation You Will Ever See

Chances are that you have never imagined what it would be like had Lena Dunham auditioned for Zero Dark Thirty. Luckily, comedian Chelsea Davison did and — luckier still — Davison does a mean Hannah Horvath impression. Really, everything from the voice to facial expressions to the body movement is pitch perfect. If… » 2/27/13 12:25pm 2/27/13 12:25pm

Allegedly Overrated Hottie and Torture-Promoter Kathryn Bigelow Talks…

First Kathryn Bigelow was attacked by douchebag maximus Bret Easton Ellis who tweeted, with his signature nuance and misogyny, "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting film-maker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated." Then, on a more substantive level, senators wrote » 1/18/13 10:00am 1/18/13 10:00am

Kathryn Bigelow First Woman to Win New York Film Critics Circle Award…

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty — the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden — doesn't officially hit theaters until December 19, but is already garnering accolades: The New York Film Critics Circle has selected the movie as the year's Best Film. In addition, Bigelow has been awarded Best Director. The NYFCC has… » 12/04/12 2:30pm 12/04/12 2:30pm

The Tense Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's bin Laden Film Doesn't Reveal…

Here's the first look at Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow's newest venture Zero Dark Thirty, a film dramatizing the Navy SEAL Team 6's hunt for Osama bin Laden. The trailer provides as much insight as an "On the next Mad Men" trailer, but knowing Bigelow and the skills she demonstrated directing The Hurt Locker » 8/06/12 6:15pm 8/06/12 6:15pm