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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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Studio 360

Ten TV Episodes to Watch Before the Golden Globes

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Our guide to the 10 best episodes of Golden Globe-nominated shows you can watch online before Sunday's awards.
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Gabfest Radio

The Unretouched Edition

Friday, January 24, 2014

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dissect the controversy over Woody Allen, whose receipt of the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award unearthed allegations of sexual abuse from his past, as well as pick the "5 best punctuation marks in literature" and talk about the retouched Vogue cover featuring Girls creator Lena Dunham. 

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Here's The Thing

Lena Dunham and Elaine Stritch

Monday, January 06, 2014

Decades apart in age, both of Alec Baldwin's guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.   

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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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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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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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Features

Lena Dunham Inks Book Deal

Monday, October 08, 2012

In a case of art imitating life, Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writer, actor and director, has signed a book deal with Random House.

View a map of places where the characters from "Girls" hang out in New York City.

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Features

Map | Where to Find the 'Girls' in NYC

Monday, June 11, 2012

The new HBO series "Girls" follows four women in their early 20s who are living in New York City -- Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, Shoshanna -- along with their friend, Adam. The crew hangs out at Brooklyn watering holes like Weather Up and Washington Commons and at city landmarks like the High Line. Help us map out where to find the "Girls" in the city by sending in a spot you've seen in the series.

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The Takeaway

A Conversation with Lena Dunham, Creator and Star of HBO's Girls

Monday, May 28, 2012

Back in April, we spoke with Lena Dunham, creator and star of the hit series Girls. Since our conversation, Girls has taken off in popularity, but not without its fair share of controversy: the show has been criticized for being too white, too privileged, and too sex driven. But still, the series has been widely lauded for its raw, humorous, and refreshing take on young women living in New York City. 

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Operavore

Opera's Youth in Revolt

Monday, May 07, 2012

"The problems of opera in the 21st Century have nothing to do with age and everything to do with maturity," writes Olivia Giovetti, who considers a production called The Armida Project.

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Studio 360

Lena Dunham & Nneka

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kurt Andersen talks with Lena Dunham, the 25-year-old director, writer, and star of the new HBO series Girls. The Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka performs live in the studio. And we announce the three listeners who turned junk into treasure for our Significant Object story contest.

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Studio 360

Lena Dunham’s Girls

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lena Dunham is the creator, director, and star of the new HBO series Girls, and, at 25, happy to be called a girl herself. The show follows four young women trying to carve out adult lives for themselves in New York City, struggling with independence, sex, and work. Comparisons ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Lena Dunham

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