Tina Fey

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 Sexual Assault Survivor, It's Powerful to See Kimmy Schmidt Grapple With PTSD

The comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” takes on a dark topic in its second season: the lingering impact of trauma. Read more »

The Orientalist Narrative and Erasure in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

Is Tina Fey's latest film the most “American white lady story” ever? Read more »

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.  Read more »

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is Funny, But Has Its Flaws

On Friday, Netflix released the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a new sitcom that’s the brainchild of Tina Fey and 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock. 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 »

A Brief History of "Women Aren't Funny"

As long as there have been jokes, there have been people saying that women can’t tell them. It can be tempting to dismiss recent “women aren’t funny” firestorms as yet another by-product of our internet era, where we are instantly alerted the second that anyone—from... 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 »

Goodbye, Liz Lemon and 30 Rock

Tonight, 30 Rock ends its seven-year run. I’m a fan of the show, but I think it’s time to say goodbye to Liz Lemon, Tina Fey’s goofy loser star of the show.  Lemon is one of the best characters on TV: she’s a hard-working, independent, sloppy person that... Read more »

On Our Radar

Happy Leap Year Week! Sociological Images outlines how Leap Year Day was used as a day to ... Read more »

The Awesomeness of Bossypants

I rode on a plane over the weekend, and since I love excuses to buy shiny new hardcover books (and I do not love air travel), I got a copy of Tina Fey’s Bossypants to take along. Note to others who might make a similar decision:... Read more »