logo

10 December 2017

logo

Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Noreen Malone (The New Republic)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Noreen compare New Girl creator Liz Meriwether with Girls creator Lena Dunham, especially in terms of their presentation of sex on TV. Alyssa describes how New Girl has grown on her despite her apprehensions about star Zooey Deschanel. She also discusses Mindy Kaling’s show The Mindy Project. Why are the breakout characters on the new crop of female-centric comedies mostly male? Is charm on the decline among men? Is the “unromantic comedy” on the rise? Are traditional romantic comedies bad for women? Turning back to New Girl, they suggest that romcoms could succeed by becoming more realistic about love and life.

Play entire video
Recorded:May 30    Posted:Jun 3, 2013
Download:
mp4
mp3
Critic Proof | Jun 3, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Noreen Malone

MeaningofLife.tv

Machine. Ghost optional.

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and science journalist John Horgan discuss the range of thought on the mind-body problem, from pure materialism to panpsychism.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Chelsea for Senate?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher defends his controversial piece suggesting that the Clintons return to Arkansas politics.

MeaningofLife.tv

Organized distraction

playvideo screenshot

Ellen Leanse, author of the new book The Happiness Hack, describes what happens to the brain during a social-media binge session.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

When unions show no sign of return

playvideo screenshot

Brink Lindsey, co-author of the new book The Captured Economy, argues that the decline of labor unions necessitates a modern solution to worker representation.

The Wright Show

After the purge

playvideo screenshot

Judith Shulevitz on whether the sexual misconduct scandals will usher in a woman-friendly workplace.

The DMZ

Pro-choice in Alabama

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Doug Jones’s chances against the scandal-engulfed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

The Glenn Show

Surviving college as a conservative

playvideo screenshot

Philippe Lemoine explains how conservative students can learn to thrive on liberal college campuses. Plus: Changing the narrative on police brutality.

“Are you 18 or older?”

playvideo screenshot

Kate Lister, author of the upcoming book A Curious History of Sex, explains how overexposure to pornography is changing sex norms for teenagers.

The DMZ

Reevaluating Biden in the wake of Weinstein

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Joe Biden’s 2020 chances in light of his history with women.

Send a message: Don’t vote

playvideo screenshot

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V explains how voter abstention made a powerful political statement in Puerto Rico’s recent independence plebiscite. Plus: What our laws say about who we are.