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Lena Dunham Introduces a “Goop Meets Grantland” Feminist Newsletter “Where There’s No Such Thing as TMI”

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Lena Dunham and her Girls production partner Jenni Konner are once again collaborating on a project “where there’s no such thing as TMI.” Though, to the delight of many, this project does not involve a Hannah Horvath, a Marnie Michaels, a Jessa Johansson, or a Shoshanna Shapiro. As Buzzfeed reports, it’s a weekly newsletter launching in September called “Lenny,” and is for “an army of like-minded intellectually curious women and the people who love them, who want to bring change but also want to know… where to buy the best tube top for summer that isn’t going to cost your entire paycheck.”
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Goodbye, ‘Kroll Show’

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This week, Kroll Show bids goodbye to PubLizity, Oh Hello, and the Gigolo House, while Looking goes out on a definitively quieter note.
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‘Girls’ Season 4 Finale Recap: “Home Birth”

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We did it, people! We hit the Feminist Thinkpiece Singularity, in which Lena Dunham invoked the only name more reviled by a certain contingent than her own, and survived (mostly) unscathed. The phrase “this is your Lean In moment” was uttered on an episode of Girls and the universe did not implode. Also, a bunch of other stuff happened and Dunham ended a season on a different, and higher, note than the series’ first three outings, but that felt like an important place to start.
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“There Can Be Only One”: The ‘Highlander’ Theory of Pop Culture Death Matches

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In 1986, Highlander, a seamy little B-picture featuring Sean Connery and a cast of unknowns in ’80s noir New York, was unleashed upon the world with this tagline: “There can be only one.” In the complicated mythos of Highlander — which would go on to spawn five sequels, a television series, novels, animated series, and a rumors of a reboot starting in 2008 — “there can be only one” referred to the fact that we lived in a world where there were Immortals, a special class of people who live forever unless a fellow Immortal beheads them. The last Immortal standing got all the power.
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‘Girls’ Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: “Daddy Issues”

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Every once in a long, long while, Girls likes to put its characters in perspective. The show, and its viewership, is well aware how Hannah Horvath would fare in the real world, but her narcissism—and her friends’—is exceptional even by the standards of Girls’ exaggerated Brooklyn. Reminders of this usually come in the context of Hannah’s workplace, where she has no choice but to a) submit to somebody else’s rules or face the consequences and b) interact with other, much better-socialized human beings. See her disastrous Mike Birbiglia interview, or her ill-fated tenure at GQ‘s sponsored content wing. St. Justine’s, it turns out, is no exception.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Ilana and Alia

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, familiar faces pop up on Broad City, Empire, and The Mindy Project, plus Girls offers up a surprising revelation about one of its leads.
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