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A Conversation With Sharon Horgan on Cheap Gags, Fucking Up, and Season 3 of Catastrophe

Season 3 of Catastrophe tackles everything from job loss to infidelity, alcoholism to addiction recovery, and death—and it’s hysterically funny. The show’s appeal has always been about the humor in life’s, well, catastrophes and the latest season, which returns to Amazon on April 28, continues to explore the comedic…

Planet Earth II Producer Dr. Elizabeth White: 'The Longer You Spend With Animals, the More You Relate'

Like most people who spend their lives sitting in chairs and occasionally walking to different chairs, I’m a big fan of nature documentaries, and harbor acute feelings of jealousy for those involved in making them. Planet Earth II, the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking David Attenborough-narrated series, …

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Will Not Stay Silent on Domestic Violence

The headquarters of the office of Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council, is a quiet storefront on 116th Street in East Harlem—El Barrio to the majority Spanish-speaking residents who live there. One afternoon last week, she attended a community board meeting in the basement while a few employees…

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'By God, We Get Back Up': Talking With Wendy Davis About Public Service, Defeat, and Her Newest Project

In 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis delivered an electrifying 13-hour filibuster against SB 5, the disastrous omnibus abortion bill that was eventually enacted and is now better known as HB 2. The bill has, as Davis warned, become a public health disaster for Texas women, and, in reaching the Supreme Court, has…

Amelia Bonow Explains How #ShoutYourAbortion 'Just Kicked the Patriarchy in the Dick'

On September 19, in reaction to Congress’ vote to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based activist Amelia Bonow decided to start publicly talking about her recent abortion. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave, and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of…