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Hall That She Wants

The Girls of Hedsor Hall isn't that different from other behavioral competitions in reality TV land. It features good-looking people with impulse control issues trying to behave, but mostly acting crazy. And yes, they are competing for a cash prize. We've seen it before: 12 so-called bad girls... Read more »

Buzz issue preview and web article feedback!

The first box-o-Buzz (our spring issue!) arrived in our Portland office yesterday! It was so exciting we felt bad holding out on our readers, and have posted a sneak peek of our 43rd issue! But read on...we want your feedback! Read more »

The Box's Crushes of the Week: Saturday Night New Girls

Maybe I over-post about Saturday Night Live, but I just can't help myself. This season is one of the best ever! Plus, I'm thrilled with the screen time that female cast members are getting. The newest lady cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, are especially crushable. They were... Read more »

"Humor": The Ultimate Cop Out

By now, I've imagine that most folks have seen the controversial Sean Delonas cartoon from yesterday's New York Post. For those of you new to this story, the New York Post claims that comic is supposed to be a play on both the current economic situation and a reference to a woman who was attacked... Read more »

Whedon Fighters

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse premiered last week, and The Box breathed a sigh of relief. I've been waiting so long to see Eliza Dushku kick ass and smart off in the style of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of ass-kicking in the first episode. Or smarting... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Daniel Dae Kim

My Daniel Dae Kim crush began when I first saw him on Angel as Gavin Park, a rising star at an evil law firm. (Those cheekbones! That comic timing!) But of course, he's best known as Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost. After only one season on network primetime, Kim already had enough people crushing to earn a... Read more »

Sex Education

As Valentine's Day approaches, The Box addresses the question that's on everyone's mind: How feminist is the sex on my favorite teen dramas? I graded the biggest shows of the last twenty years on their sex positivity. Click to see who came out on top. Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Kirsten Gum

This week the box has a good old fashioned feminist crush on Kirsten Gum, the Travel Channel's Treasure Hunter. There's no stretch of the imagination required to understand her appeal: She travels the world searching for treasure, often braving intense elements and physical challenges to get to it... Read more »

Tool Spirit

“Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor.” These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1’s latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning... Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »