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‘Funny people are flawed people’

On the one hand, this TV season has had more sitcoms staring women than any in recent memory, which is good! On the other hand, all those funny ladies on TV have been subject to a pretty unfair level of scrutiny and blowback, as the characters [...]

By Adam Frucci

How Female Hosts Are Making SNL’s Season Memorable

Anna Faris, Zooey Deschanel, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Maya Rudolph: this article makes a good case for why this season of SNL has been so "unusually rich in funny, provocative female-focused moments." Amazing recent female performances in [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Tracing the Origin of the Word ‘Adorkable’

People are finally coming around to enjoying, rather than irrationally hating, Fox’s New Girl. Rightly so, though before I go any further, I feel a disclaimer is needed: I like Zooey Deschanel a lot, partially because I’m a 24-year-old [...]

By Joshua Kurp

Zooey Deschanel and Kenan Thompson’s SNL Promos Are Dy-no-mite

The true gift of SNL promos is that they repeat a star's name often enough that anyone who sees them will never mispronounce it again. Byu-SEM-ee. Day-shuh-NEL. Got it. Pronunciation hints aside, Zooey and Kenan have a fun time in their promos [...]

By Hallie Cantor