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The Box's Crush of the Week: Clair Huxtable

In the history of family sitcoms, has there ever been a woman so intelligent, so poised, and so willing to deliver impassioned monologues about gender equality as Clair Huxtable?

As a kid watching The Cosby Show -- the only primetime program my parents permitted back in the '80s -- I was completely in awe of her. As an adult who's watched many, many hours of TV since (I do what...

Like, a Virgin

The interwebs are a-buzzin' with talk of 22-year old Natalie Dylan and her plan to sell her virginity online to pay for a master's degree. The bidding on the women's studies major's "maidenhead" (and yes, Fox News called it that in all seriousness) is up to 3.7 million, and the um, transaction, is set to take place at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada. It seems that people can't wait to ask...

You are fat! And other So WHATS? of the world!

The latest 'fattest cities' list just came out ( And, as usual, my heart, Detroit Michigan, is sitting right near the top of the list. Detroit alternates between being THE FATTEST and just plain old fat year after year.

My question: What the hell are we supposed to do with these lists?

Now that people...

International Museum of Women Redefines “Museum”

A new site that just came across my screen which deserves some attention and love.

Black Widow: A Superheroine Who Won't Get Screwed Over On Screen?

Superhero movies have looked an awful lot like fraternity row the past couple of years, and lots of bloggers (including this female gazer) have been vigorously calling for more celluloid superheroines.  And we're not talking about more characters like Halle Berry's Catwoman.  No way.  We want some quality super women.  But despite the generally underwhelming news on this front as of late, I'm...

Funny Lady Alert!

My crushometer started beeping like crazy this morning, and for once was not this guy. Turns out the perp was Aubrey Plaza, who's sure to appear on many additional love-radars in the upcoming months. Read on for why!

A Feminist Father as a Feminist President

President Elect Barack Obama recently opened his shirt as a superhero president and a letter-writing Dad. 

9021OMG, Feminism?

It's sad to remember how high my hopes were for CW's 90210 last summer. I love Fox's original series, Beverly Hills 90210 (though bad dialogue and one-dimensional characters make for a rocky relationship) and I love Rob Thomas (of Veronica Mars), who was supposed to be writing this thing and making it awesome. But he backed out at the last minute to work on stupid Cupid , leaving us...

Anne Hathaway Just Another Casualty of Bride Wars

After seeing Bride Wars, it makes some measure of sense that Anne Hathaway would mount such a spirited defense of her role in it. Hathaway is, in fact, the only life that this film has. Hathaway's performance enables her to occasionally lift her character, an altruistic schoolteacher named Emma who gains strength and confidence while fighting for her dream wedding, out of the dull and...


I know it's kinda cheating to just post a blog post about a blog post I like, but...

I can't help it; I really love this blog.

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