Kate Dries is a fellow with the Online Content team at WBEZ.org, Chicago Public Media, and an intern on The Book of Jezebel, to be published in Spring of 2012. Kate is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with a double-degree in History and Gender Studies, which means she wrote her thesis about Cosmopolitan, Ms. and Playboy magazines in the 1960s and 70s. She has been a regular contributor to Zelda Lily, where she wrote about and for ladies, and the founder of the site Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things. You can call and respond to her on "the twitter" @ TheSSKate. She thanks her mother for limiting television time when she was a child.
A potential exploration into the drama behind the glamour, The Playboy Club cast Amber Heard as the new Bunny in town, Naturi Naughton, who wants to be the first black Playboy centerfold, and Laura Benanti as their Bunny Mother.
06 Jun 2011
From genital mutilation in the Congo to anorexia in Beverly Hills, the battleground is always a woman's body. In this case, though, the focus is too much on Eve herself.
28 Apr 2011
Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.
21 Apr 2011
Glee and The Bachelor need to show a little trust in the relationships they're filming, and lighten up on all the talk.
09 Mar 2011
If Parenthood is teaching us anything, it is that addiction turns all of us into addicts, even those of us who thought we didn't have a problem.
02 Mar 2011
Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.
11 Feb 2011
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