| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:37 PM
HBO's "Girls" and "Veep" will get second seasons. While both "Girls" and "Veep" have received mostly positive reviews, "Girls" has become a mini-phenomenon and the source of much debate....
| Nov 8, 2012
As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice...
| Jun 28, 2012
If you're a particular kind of writer, the kind with a taste for "social observation" and a belief in the divine partnership of unbridled humor and unapologetic honesty, Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday, almost certainly fell into the category of Central...
| Sep 9, 2012
"Vagina: A New Biography" by Naomi Wolf (Ecco / 400 pages / $27.99 )
"The End of Men — and the Rise of Women" by Hanna Rosin (Riverhead / 320 pages / $27.95)
In June, Republican state representatives in Michigan silenced Democratic colleague...
| Sep 23, 2012
The Emmys used to be seen as an early dress rehearsal for the seriously overloaded awards-season style gantlet that starts in January. But no longer.
Two of fashion's biggest red carpet stars — Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore ("Hemingway &...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Now that they both have landed TV series that require them to spend significant time on the West Coast, Broadway stars Sutton Foster and Andrew Rannells will be performing on stage together for the first time.
Foster and Rannells are scheduled to appear...
| Jan 27, 2013
When actresses step onto the Screen Actors Guild red carpet this Sunday, the world will be poring over every flounce, every sequin, every slit, strap, pump and peplum. "Who are you wearing?" has become the ubiquitous question on interviewers' lips....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Golden Globes on Sunday night were full of surprises: Jodie Foster's speech. Former President Clinton introducing best dramatic picture nominee "Lincoln." And "Argo" taking not only that prize but also generating a win for director Ben Affleck, who...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Toward the end of the first episode of HBO's "Girls," Hannah (Lena Dunham), in the hopes of persuading her parents to continue supporting her, hands them the half-dozen pages of the "book" she has been writing for the last two years. To finish this...