Lena Dunham

Chip Kidd Thinks Lena Dunham's Book Cover Could Use an Upgrade
But she's not alone in reviving 70s-style fonts
July 02, 2014

But the revival of '70s-style fonts is going strong.

'Girls' Has Grown Up—And Isn't As Funny
How Lena Dunham's show went from a coming-of-age story to a comedy of manners
January 09, 2014

This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.

Moderate Chic: That Party of Lena’s
August 07, 2013

Despite the unseasonably kind weather, the palms were turning brown and the hanging petunias were crying out in thirst last night on the terrace at Chelsea's Maritime Hotel.

Not That Kind of Girl
Liz Meriwether is the anti-Lena Dunham
May 10, 2013

While everyone was fawning over Lena Dunham, Liz Meriwether made a show that's funnier and more true to life. 

When Irony Backfires
Harvard students aren't too cool to be sexist
April 12, 2013

On Saturday, Harvard University will keep it classy by hiring the rapper “Tyga” to headline its spring music concert, “Yardfest.” The 23-year-old Los Angeles native is best known for lyrics such as “Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick / Nothing bu

Lena Dunham Caved to Her Critics on Race, and It Made "Girls" a Better Show
January 09, 2013

Lena Dunham's response to her critics gives "Girls" just what it needed: self-awareness.

Voices of Their Generations? An Israeli Novelist Shows That Lena Dunham May Have Something To Say
October 16, 2012

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu may indeed be the Israeli Lena Dunham. That reflects well on Dunham.

The Last of Girls?
June 18, 2012

Mothers and fathers can breathe again, and leave their children of a certain age to the liberty of their own devices, and parental innocence. What age? Well, I’d suggest that it’s the under-26s, that being the new limit at which “kids” or fully grown adults, subject to STDs and other menacing acronyms, can remain on their parents’ health insurance.

David Thomson on Films: ‘Girls’ is Great, But What Will Lena Dunham Do Next?
May 22, 2012

Only the other day, Lena Dunham had her twenty-sixth birthday. I mention that not to play on your guilt about forgetting to send a card. But I do want to note that when she made her feature film Tiny Furniture, she can’t have been more than 23. That’s two years younger than Orson Welles when he made Citizen Kane. Now, don’t get me wrong. Citizen Kane is more interesting and more fun.

Sex and the Single 'Girls'
April 16, 2012

It has been widely acknowledged that HBO’s “Girls” features what is likely the worst sex ever seen on the small screen—or, at least, the worst sex with a female mind at its emotional center. This is fumbling, incompetent sex, performed on a dirty couch in yellowish lighting and filmed from unforgiving angles. Hannah, the character played by Lena Dunham, who is also the show’s creator, gets mounted from behind by her terrible not-quite-boyfriend, Adam.