Maybe I over-post about Saturday Night Live, but I just can't
help myself. This season is one of the best ever! Plus, I'm thrilled
with the screen time that female cast members are getting. The newest
lady cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, are especially
crushable. They were presumably brought on at the end of last year to
fill the feminine gap left by Amy Poehler's departure, and they haven't
disappointed. Both have held their own in ensemble sketches and come up
with some hilarious recurring roles too.
Jennifer Pozner, founder of Women In Media and News (WIMN), is set to speak at Portland State University this Tuesday February 24. Pozner will present her lecture "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV Is Bad For Women". Bitch Co-Founder and Editor Andi Zeisler will introduce Pozner and Bitch is sponsoring the lecture.
The past two weeks have been chock full of news about upcoming genre-bending film adaptations of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet slaying zombies! Mr. Darcy doing combat with Predator! Highbrow time travel! Yes!
Pitchfork TV has some awesome video of a 21-minute set by Hercules and Love Affair. Check this out if you are into disco, the Talking Heads, Hedwig, or Brooklyn sunsets. Not to spoil it for you, but their closer ("Hercules Theme") is incredible (video after the jump).
By now, I've imagine that most folks have seen the controversial Sean Delonas cartoon from yesterday's New York Post. For those of you new to this story, the New York Post claims that comic is supposed to be a play on both the current economic situation and a reference to a woman who was attacked by a chimpanzee recently.