Lena Dunham
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Why Isn’t HBO's 'Girls' Called 'Rich Losers'?
9 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

Despite its intentions, Girls simply can't be a reflection of creator Lena Dunham's multicultural, multiracial, downwardly mobile generation -- the characters are too white, too wealthy, and most damningly, too insular and incurious about the world beyond them.

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass
31 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.


From 'Little Women' to 'Girls'
3 Jun 2012 // 5:00 PM

Hannah of Girls is not your grandmother’s fictional heroine, but she's a worthy, modern-day descendant.


Season Three of 'Girls' Might Be Its Strongest Yet
20 Jan 2015 // 8:10 PM

Much like its closest television contemporary, Mad Men, Girls comes alive through character detail rather than plot.

'Girls' is a Knockout
14 Apr 2012 // 10:18 PM

In Girls, Lena Dunham captures the messy textures and rhythms of everyday life. She also reminds us of her terrific ear for dialogue.


Let's Hear It for American Indies!
30 Apr 2010 // 12:00 AM

Best of the fest! Back to back screenings late into Saturday night restores this reviewer's faith in American indies and reaffirms the brilliance of Turkish-German director Fatih Akin at the Eighth Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.


Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl' Packed With Witty Anecdotes, Honesty
1 Oct 2014 // 4:38 AM

I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist’s office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to

Lena Dunham: from ‘Tiny Furniture’ to HBO series
17 Apr 2012 // 2:35 AM

PASADENA, Calif. — Actress-filmmaker-writer Lena Dunham admits she was a lazy little girl growing up in New York. “I asked a lot of questions, did a

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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