Amy Poehler

In "Sisters," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw a Big, Dumb, Hilarious Party

In the new comedy, the duo blows off the same dopey steam that male comedians do in endless films. 

Yes on Knope

“She’s the kind of person who believes that, no matter how much power you have, you can make a difference, you can contribute, you can change things. Her kind of blind spot is how slow and hard it is. How slow change it happens.” – Amy Poehler on Leslie Knope The series finale of ... Read more »

Amy Poehler's New Film "They Came Together" Is Over-the-Top Stupid in the Best Possible Way

If NYC single life actually resembled every bad rom-com ever, I’d be telling you about my ultimate meet-cute right now: me, a feminist media critic alone at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to review a movie for Bitch, him a handsome, witty stranger reading Naomi Klein’s Shock... Read more »

Only Five of Fall's 21 New Network TV Comedies Focus Primarily on Female Stars

   Anna Faris (left) and Rebel Wilson star in two of network TV’s five new female-focused comedies coming up this fall.  What are you doing with your summer? Catching up with friends? Starting a fun, new creative project? Just kicking back and relaxing? Wrong! The... Read more »

Suburban Teen Girls Draft a List of their Favorite Feminist Celebrities

I’m a feminist and a high school English teacher in the south suburbs of Chicago. Last year, one of the students in my class was inspired to start a group for girls at our school and approached me about sponsoring it. Of course I agreed! A few weeks ago, we tackled the topic of positive... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Spring Breakdown

Monday's inaugural entry focused on a Palme d'Or winner. Thus it seems only appropriate to switch gears today and discuss a movie that was shelved for three years before it went straight to DVD in 2009. Read more »

Smart Girls at the Party Season 2 is here!

Time to let out a collective “yesssss,” because season 2 of the amazing online show Smart Girls at the Party is here! Find more videos like this on Smart Girls at the Party Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Smart Girls Gone Wild?

Smart Girls at the Party fans, prepare for a disappointment of the douche kind. In order to increase viewers for their second season, the SGATP team (whose first season focused on young girls kicking major ass – check it out... Read more »

Poehler Goes Wild in "Wild Girls Gone"

It’s just about time for Spring Break, and you know what that means don’t you? Well, for some of you it might mean a trip down to Señor Tadpole’s to have a margarita made in your mouth, but if you’re a pop culture lovin’... Read more »

A Big Feminist Yep to Leslie Knope

The general consensus at the end of Parks and Recreation last season was that the show was a sometimes funny, sometimes not, could be better Office knockoff (which was itself a knockoff). Well, times have changed. It’s a new season for... Read more »

30 Rock and Liz Lemon and Feminism - Oh Blurg!

From her television appearance as a phone sex operator to her penchant for night cheese, 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon has provided a lot of laughs this season. Since the season finale of 30 Rock airs tonight on NBC, this seems like as good of a time as any to... Read more »