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Review: Girls

ZOË RICE: Over the past couple weeks I’ve been asked repeatedly if I like the new highly buzzed-out series, Girls. But the more pertinent question for this series is, “Do you like Lena Dunham?” Her name hovers fixedly on the credits screen for a good few seconds as the titles go by: Starring…created by…directed by…written by… The upshot is that even if you only sort of like the show but really like Lena Dunham, you’re still going to make Girls appointment viewing. I think that’s where I am.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I think Girls may have been the best pilot I’ve ever seen. And two episodes in, I am absolutely devoted to this show, and Lena Dunham appears to be on my must-watch list among writers. That was quick. Continue reading

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Cultural Influence of Gender

ZOË RICE: Despite being a Manhattan-based woman with a full social calendar, I am not an “ista.” I enjoy clothes, but I am not a fashionista. I like a bargain, but I’m not a frugalista. And I have some style,…

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ZOË RICE: In part I blame Sex & the City, the same way foot fetishists the world over might herald it. Shoe culture truly began with that show and its worship of a teeteringly high, impossibly thin, ridiculously expensive stiletto heel. Carrie seemed to tell us that a high heel would be the key to beauty, status, and–if perhaps not happiness–at least fabulousness. And really, aren’t the two one in the same?

But no. Happiness and fabulousness do not necessarily travel in tandem.

AKIE BERMISS: At best my relationship with women’s shoes is something akin to, “Why do we have all these shoes in here?” Typical male, hetero-normative response, yes. No doubt. Because I don’t really notice a woman’s shoes when they are on her feet. When they are laying around the apartment? Sure. When she’s trying to get the off or on? Absolutely. And occasionally, when I see woman very awkwardly, uncomfortably trying to navigate the act of bipedal locomotion in a pair of leather stilts — I notice then too.

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: Heels are just sexy. There’s no denying it. They change your posture and your gait for the better. The right pair of heels make you feel like sex personified – and, truly, who doesn’t want that? Continue reading

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The Real World: Generational Zeitgeist OR Truth is Stranger than Fiction, and Nakeder

JEFF ELDRIDGE: From grunge to Girls Gone Wild — Real Word, c’est moi.

MOLLY SCHOEMAN: The Real World inspired a number of timeless Reality TV classics for which I am grateful. Continue reading

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