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WNYC News

The Fun and Dark World of Makeup

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Like her daughter Lena Dunham, photographer Laurie Simmons offers a fresh look at our notions of beauty with her new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.

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Studio 360

Everything is Awesome About These Female Lego Figures

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin. 
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The Takeaway

Tavi Gevinson: Taking Back the Online Conversation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With the online magazine "Rookie," Tavi Gevinson curates an online community for young women—a magazine many older women wish they'd had in their teen years.  

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Death, Sex & Money

Desiree Akhavan's Breakthrough Breakup

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Akhavan’s debut feature film, Appropriate Behavior, mines the details of her own life—particularly the most uncomfortable moments. It also earned her a spot on this season of Girls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Some Girls Are Secretly Raised as Boys in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reporter Jenny Nordberg  gives an account of the girls secretly living as boys in a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Teen Girls Might Be More At Risk for Concussions

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yikes. Cheerleading and other sports girls compete in - such as soccer and lacrosse - see high incidences of concussions and brain injuries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Self-Esteem for Girls

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Parents and teachers: How do you empower young girls in your life? What do you say? What do you do? Call and let us know: 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Perhaps you've seen the posters in the subway from the New York City Girls campaign, aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem. How do you tackle the issue at home?

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Features

Alex Karpovsky Talks New Yorker Festival

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The writer and director Alex Karpovsky, who portrays Ray on the HBO series "Girls," is making his first appearance at the festival and he's a little nervous about it.

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Freakonomics Radio

Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Even American parents have a strong "son preference" -- which means that a newborn daughter can be bad news for a marriage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Molly Melching Helping African Women and Girls

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Molly Melching talks about her experience as an exchange student in Senegal and how it led her to dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa. She’s joined by Aimee Molloy, author of the biography However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph, which details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and an advocate for the rights of girls and women.

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Community

I Found My Voice As A Woman

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A few months ago, members from The Lower Eastside Girls Club visited with Executive Producer of The Greene Space, Indira Etwaroo, to talk about Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” One of the most important issues that the novel and conversation addressed was the significance of a woman’s voice. Etwaroo challenged the young women to write an essay on how they would know that they have found their voice. Aicha Cherifm, 11, wrote the best essay and won an Amazon Kindle. Here is her essay:  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a T.V. Show: Unsafe Sex on "Girls"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The depiction of unprotected sex on HBO's "Girls" has been criticized for sending the wrong message about how twenty-somethings should think about sex and risk. June Thomas, culture critic for Slate, and a sexual health expert talk about that message and how it compares to real life concerns about sexually transmitted disease and public health.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chavez's Death Leaves A Divided Venezuela | Beau Willimon on Hollywood and "House of Cards" | President Obama Pushes to Diverisfy the Judiciary | Investing in Girls' Education in the Developing World | 'Gun Guys' Challenges the Stereotypes about Firearms and Those Who Love Them

Here's The Thing

Lena Dunham

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dunham thought she’d be a “weird Gender and Women’s Studies teacher who occasionally showed movies at film festivals,” and never imagined she’d encounter the success she has.

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Soundcheck

The Music Of 'Girls': A Soundtrack, For A Generation

Friday, January 11, 2013

The breakout HBO comedy Girls returns this Sunday for its second season, so we speak with the show's music supervisor Manish Raval about his work on the series, and about as the new Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1 compilation.

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Soundcheck

The Music Of 'Girls', Oscar Nominations, Debo Band

Friday, January 11, 2013

Today on Soundcheck: The breakout HBO comedy Girls chronicles the trials and travails of a group of 20-something women who are figuring it all out -- or at least trying to -- in New York City. Girls returns this Sunday for its second season, and so we speak with the show's music supervisor Manish Raval about his work on the series, and about as the new Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1 compilation.

Then, Slate film critic Dana Stevens tells us about this year's music-related Oscar nominations including the categories for Best Original Song and Score, as well as a few notable snubs.

And the dance-ready Eithopian funk band Debo Band performs in the Greene Space.

The Takeaway

Adam Driver: Actor, Artist, Veteran

Monday, November 12, 2012

Adam Driver is best known for his role in the hit HBO show Girls, in which he plays Hannah (Lena Dunham's) boyfriend. But there's more to Mr. Driver than meets the eye. He is not only a talented stage actor and graduate of Julliard, but also a former Marine. In honor of Veteran's Day, Driver performed in a series of plays and monologues with Arts in the Armed Forces,

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The Takeaway

The Global Struggle for Girls' Education

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today is the first-ever U.N. International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raise awareness of the cause for educating girls and young women around the world. It's a day of hope and celebration that comes on the heels of a brutal attack in Pakistan, where a teenage girl named Malala Yousafzi was shot for promoting girls' education in the Swat Valley.

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The Takeaway

Photoshopping the Real Girl Out of the Girl

Friday, July 06, 2012

In our lifetime, we’re exposed to thousands of images of women in the media. More often than not, these images are tweaked, trimmed, smoothed over, and made to look, well, not quite like women actually look. This week, Seventeen magazine released their “Body Peace Treaty” which promises to “celebrate every kind of beauty” and “never alter the shape of a girl’s face or body.”

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The Takeaway

Is Pixar's New Film Anti-Feminist?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

At last! After nearly 20 years and over a dozen films, Pixar is releasing their first film featuring a female lead. It’s called “Brave” and it’s being lauded by many critics as a film that’s both “strong” and “feminist.” But is it just another princess movie?

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