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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...
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...
Photo by Jane Bruce Before meeting Jenna Weiss-Berman, director of audio at BuzzFeed, I’d been told by a mutual acquaintance (Jazmine Hughes, an editor at the New York Times Magazine), that Weiss-Berman was the “Shonda Rhimes , but white and slightly less impressive.” And while perhaps a description like that needs no further elaboration, I’d be remiss in not starting off with a little more info on Weiss-Berman, who, as the head of all things...
Today marks the paperback release of Lena Dunham's memoir, Not that Kind of Girl, and to commemorate the occasion, Dunham annotated one of her book's chapters using Genius. For those unfamiliar with how Genius works when it comes to annotating a literary work, rather than a lyrical one, it's... basically the same. Annotation serves to provide more contextual meaning of the subject at hand, and allows for a deeper understanding of what the hell is actually...

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