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Disagreement continues to rage about whether Hannah would or wouldn’t have gotten that fantasy job teaching about “the internet” at an upstate university on Girls. Kathryn VanArendonk wrote in New York, “This job is impossible. It’s not just unlikely; it would almost never happen.” Jia Tolentino mentioned it in passing in a longer piece about finally beginning to watch Girls after putting it off for years (possibly solely for the purpose of writing this...
After six years, 62 episodes, and an endless stream of opinions generated, HBO’s Girls is coming to an end this Sunday. Set in our home borough, we’ve always been eager to feature its stars, and to get some insight on their thoughts on the plot’s twists and turns, and about life in general, when the cameras aren’t rolling. This week, in the lead-up to the show’s conclusion, we’re taking a look back on their...
Alex Karpovsky didn’t think Girls was going to work. “I’m an idiot in many ways,” he says, carefully choosing his words as he recalls the time his good friend Lena Dunham approached him about a role on her new series. “I know what people would like and not like. I had doubts that this very specific sensibility would translate to a mainstream platform like HBO. When Lena was making the show, I was like this...
You know Jon Glaser. Whether you’ve seen him as legendarily dickish Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation, or lovelorn loner Laird on Girls, or as the star of a handful of shows that he writes and produces himself—Delocated, Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter, and last fall’s Jon Glaser Loves Gear—you definitely know Glaser, and know just how funny he can be at any given moment. A Park Slope resident, there’s also a good chance that you’ll...

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