Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

I Heart/I Hate

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We Need Girlfriends, a web series inspired by the inability to relate to the much-adored, but also heavily machismo show, Entourage, follows a familiar plot format with some unfamiliar characters—that is, if we aren’t counting our brothers, cousins, and of course, our ex-boyfriends. The show has been such a hit because the characters are not untouchable high-class movie stars living it up in Hollywood; rather, they live in Brooklyn and Queens, in normal just-out-of-college apartments with normal jobs and normal guy problems concerning love, lust, and the pursuit of the perfect girlfriend.

 

                                                                  
 

Ladies, Take a Stand

Written by Marguerite Nowak

It’s an exciting and electric time in politics—especially for women. For the first time in history, we have a female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi; had a serious female contender for the presidency, Hillary Clinton; and only the second female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party, Sarah Palin (Geraldine Ferraro being the first when she ran with Democrat Walter Mondale in 1984). Yet I can’t help but notice a curious trend…

 

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