All things considered, should this witch-hunt be deemed a moral failing or merely an intellectual one?
Their jokes were wrong. But the defense on Twitter was even worse.
Screenwriter and actress Lena Dunham has managed to put herself back in the limelight amid a new controversy. Dunham finds herself in the news not because her show Girls had season premiere ratings that plummeted by 40 percent, or the...Show More Summary
In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. Show More Summary
If you somehow missed it, Lena Dunham is being excoriated for a 35-question "quiz" she published in the venerable New Yorker last week titled "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?" where readers had to choose which item best fit whom. It had such hilarious items to ponder as: 8. Show More Summary
RUTHIE BLUM ON THE LATEST LENA DUNHAM FLAP: “Most striking about the enraged responses was what they did not include: The impunity with which women are allowed to express contempt for members of the male sex, while cloaking their own neediness and hunger for love in outdated feminist lingo. Indeed, nobody calls them out on […]
Lena Dunham's "Shouts and Murmers" piece,"Dog Or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz" in the March 30, 2015 issue of the New Yorker, is a poke in my eye. I don't like to be poked in the eye. The column starts by asking: "Do the following statements...Show More Summary
Which of the following describes Lena Dunham, which describes my West Highland White Terrier? 1) Over-praised and over-paid. 2) Has a frisky gait. 3) Tiresome and unfunny. 4) Loves sitting in your lap. 5) Pisses people off on a regular...Show More Summary
Do the following describe Lena Dunham or my West Highland White Terrier? 1) Over-praised and over-paid. 2) Has a frisky gait. 3) Tiresome and unfunny. 4) Is charming company. 5) Pisses people off on a regular basis. 6) Sometimes smells...Show More Summary
Excerpted from 33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton. Out now from W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. “When I was little, I thought the New York art world was everything,” says Lena Dunham in her distinctly sweet and scratchy voice. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t aware of the mechanics. Show More Summary
The general consensus from the thoughtful side of the Lena Dunham reaction pile is that Lena Dunham’s humor piece in The New Yorker is not anti-Semitic. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer, writing this morning for Is Dunham an anti-Semite? Of course not. Show More Summary
Hand-picked by Lena Dunham to blog about reproductive rights for Not That Kind of Tour, Doreen St. Felix is fresh out of college and already shaking up the activism world.
This is so very not okay. Lena Dunham drew some ire after posting a quiz in the New Yorker entitled Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz that encouraged the reader to guess whether the statements written were about her dog or Jewish boyfriend, fun.'s lead guitarist Jack Antonoff. [ Related: Lena Dunham Got Scandal-ized! ] So, yeah… equating [...]
Depending on your perspective, Lena Dunham either can’t win or she can’t lose. She can’t win, because whatever she does, she comes in for extreme scrutiny and criticism, and not just the standard vitriol reserved for most famous...Show More Summary
Lena Dunham, the first person who has ever had the audacity to be born to artists and also make films and television, is a constantly offensive person.
Because you are not offended by Lena Dunham's writing, check out today's end-of-day links: RIP Beastie Boys, Deadpool unveiled, new Del Boca Vista, pee questions, Star Trek TV rumors, ultra-Orthodox defectors, and Iron Throne made of carrots. Show More Summary
The New Yorker's editor-in-chief David Remnick has issued a sharp defense of contributor Lena Dunham after a comic piece she wrote titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz" received accusations of anti-Semitism from the Anti-Defamation League and a number of media figures on Twitter.
[Content Note: Anti-semitism.]"Lena Dunham faces criticism over article comparing Jewish men and dogs." Sounds about right.
Lena Dunham’s Shouts & Murmurs in the latest issue of the New Yorker— titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend: A Quiz”—has not been received kindly by the Internet. Politico’s Ben White dubbed it “anti-Semitic garbage”; the website Kveller called...Show More Summary