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Jessica Weisberg

 

Funny Girls

In response to the release of Bridesmaids, many newspapers donned headlines like “Women can be funny, too” (or, for the more quizzical critics at Gawker, “Women can be funny too?”) and “The first Genuine ‘female’ Comedy.” The tone of these articles was that of a war-torn country unable to recall what peace looked like.

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Occupy Chicago

“We are the 99 percent,” is a wisely inclusive rallying cry.

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska

In the first episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the former governor goes salmon fishing in Big River Lake. The lake, shot from the heights of […]

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