Work It Out with Anne T. Donahue

Congratulations! You’ve made it to spring. And yes, every day feels like a full decade. And yes, we are all aging six months for every hour. By the end of Trump’s presidency, we will all have transformed into our own versions of Old Rose™ in Titanic, but without a young Leonardo DiCaprio to find us a […]

Rape on The CW: Veronica Mars and Sexual Assault

“You wanna know how I lost my virginity? So do I.” And so, less than 21 minutes into the pilot episode of the show’s first season, we know this about Veronica Mars (played by Kristen Bell): on top of being a whip-smart, hard-working (daughter of a) private investigator, she’s been raped at a party. And […]

’90s Teen Party Movies and the Golden Age™ of Feminist Film?

There ain’t no party like a parents-out-of-town, geek-gets-drunk, Seth-Green-gets-laid nineties teen movie party. Even if you weren’t old enough—or cool enough—to attend any such rager yourself, you could still party vicariously through revelrous classics like Clueless, Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Craft, Empire Records, and oh-so-many more. Far from fluff, […]