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Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in ‘Girls’

Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in ‘Girls’

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The HBO series "Girls" does what other television series have failed to do — it offers a realistic look at female friendships, instead of idealized or exaggerated versions.

“Girls” Attracts More Than Just Girls

“Girls” Attracts More Than Just Girls

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

The "Girls" screening and Q&A with cast members Alex Karpovsky and Jon Glaser was a major success for NYU's Student Resource Center and HBO.

Love, Sex and All the Rest: Casual Sex and Platonic Male/Female Friendships

Love, Sex and All the Rest: Casual Sex and Platonic Male/Female Friendships

April 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Multimedia

Can guys and girls JUST be friends? Is truly casual, emotionally detached sex attainable? Read here.

Olivia Fay Rallies for Socially Responsible Fashion

Olivia Fay Rallies for Socially Responsible Fashion

By Gabriella Bower, Beauty and Style Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Olivia Fay a Stern MBA grad, from the class of 2015 recently launched her socially responsible fashion brand, Rallier.

Tisch Sophomores Impress in New Web Series ‘TBH’

Tisch Sophomores Impress in New Web Series ‘TBH’

By Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"TBH" is a new comedic web series produced by NYU students.

NYU among top startup schools for women

NYU among top startup schools for women

By Ludovica Grieco, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU was ranked as a Top 10 university for female startup founders.

TV portrays idealized New York City

TV portrays idealized New York City

By Annie Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Television shows like Girls portray an unrealistic standard for post-grad life in New York City.

Dunham maks feminist views accessible in memoir

Dunham maks feminist views accessible in memoir

By Ward Pettibone, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Books

In her memoir, Lena Dunham takes down all kinds of stereotypes about women

“Girls” proves Lena Dunham one of TV’s true feminists

“Girls” proves Lena Dunham one of TV’s true feminists

By Mary Ann Odete, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Always one of the most outwardly feminist shows on air, "Girls" depicts real women

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

September 20, 2013


Filed under Arts

While “Modern Family” might take home its fourth Emmy in a row, the other nominees are just strong enough to create an upset. Lena Dunham’s “Girls” is carrying momentum from its Golden Globes win and “Louie” is a popular newcomer to this category. Realistically, the award will proba...

David Call discusses ‘Dead Man’s’ background

David Call discusses ‘Dead Man’s’ background

May 1, 2013


Filed under Arts

Actor and NYU alumnus David Call — whose résumé includes roles in “Gossip Girl,” “Smash,” “Fringe,” Lena Dunham’s film “Tiny Furniture” and much more — took a moment to discuss his role in the upcoming Western drama “Dead Man’s Burden” with WSN. The re-emergence of ...

Critical appraisal not enough to keep shows on air

Critical appraisal not enough to keep shows on air

April 3, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

Earlier this month, HBO canceled the critical darling “Enlightened.” The show ran for two seasons and was not renewed because of low ratings. On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the first season received a respectable score of 75 out of 100, and the second received an outstanding 96. Such a...

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