Mindy Kaling

Funny Pages: Female Comedians and the Redefinition of the Memoir

As memoirs are enjoying a huge popularity boost, the comedy genre has had an even larger surge in demand recently.

As a Biracial Woman, It's Powerful to See "The Mindy Project" Explore Identity

In my family, my race and my culture made perfect sense. Outside it, people didn’t always know what to make of me. Read more »

I Love "The Mindy Project"—But the Show Has Diversity Problems

Let me be clear: I adore Mindy Kaling. Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning; whatcha reading? Here’s our list: • Prosecutors in the Cleveland kidnapping case are weighing whether to charge Ariel... Read more »

Why is The Mindy Project so Funny? Because it Inverts the Rules of a Rom-Com.

Mindy Kaling believes in the power of the rom-com. The world of The Mindy Project, Kaling’s great sitcom that FOX just picked for a second season, isn’t a romantic comedy world. But the humor of the show comes from Mindy’s expectation that those same rom-com rules will apply.... Read more »

All-American Girls: Immigrant Parents and Generation Gaps in TV's New Girl and Ugly Betty

Onscreen, young women of color with immigrant parents are often far from traditional. Consider All-American Girl’s Margaret Kim (Margaret Cho), Grey’s Anatomy’s Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez), The Office’s Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), and Elementary’s Joan... 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 »

Five Things to Love About The Mindy Project Pilot

As a 30-year-old, pop culture-loving, unmarried, short, dark-haired, bookish woman who loves to drink champagne and wear sequins, I’d have to change my name to Mindy if I wanted to fit any more squarely into ... Read more »

New Promo for the Mindy Project! Mindy Kaling's "Having it All"

Sure, it’s summer and that means you’re more likely to find me streaming old episodes of Pretty Little Liars on my laptop than watching a season premiere (no, YOU stayed up until 2:00 last night to find out what happened at the dance-a-thon!), but the fall shows are only two... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Chicks, Flicks, and Retro Pricks Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Julie, Kjerstin, and Kelsey discuss fall TV’s “... Read more »

On Our Radar

Another week, another round of blogs to read! Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency were featured on a French blog this week (... Read more »