New Show ‘Younger’ Turns Back Time: Is 40 the New 26?

April 14, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

What’s an accomplished, job-hunting midlife woman to do? That’s easy. You rewrite your résumé, update your wardrobe, highlight your hair, and pretend to be 26. It just might work. As long as you look like Sutton Foster.

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The ‘Mad Men’ Final Act: Same As It Ever Was?

April 7, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Don Draper the womanizer is back. And Joan and Peggy still can’t see the common ground they’re on. While the women at the agency may be fighting the same war, there isn’t enough ammunition for both. It’s every woman for herself.

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Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ Comes to PBS

March 31, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

BBC2’s six-part series “Wolf Hall,” based on the tumultuous life of Thomas Cromwell, second in power to Henry VIII, premieres at the same hour this Sunday as “Mad Men.” DVR time!

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The March Challenge, in Honor of Jon Stewart

March 3, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


How about our welcoming Jon Stewart into the Sisterhood of Reinvention by questioning the inevitability of “from now on”? And so we’re issuing our readers and writers a March Challenge.

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Sex, Lies, and Afternoon Tea: DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS

January 6, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

Downton Abbey Season 5

Alexandra MacAaron

The first hint of delicious impropriety comes from Lady Violet, of all people. The younger Crawleys are feeling frisky, too. And the servants aren’t immune to it [sex] either.

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From Parodies to Paper Dolls, COUNTDOWN TO DOWNTON

December 2, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Honing our anticipation of the return of “Downton Abbey” through books, blogs, previews, parodies— even a witty assortment of “Downton” paper dolls. (Thomas and O’Brien come with “evil accessories.”)

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True Confessions of a Netflix Binger

October 21, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Home alone with a terrible cold, I watched Showtime’s entire series “The Tudors” on Netflix. Not a season, mind you, but the entire series: 6 wives, 38 episodes. Every time I told myself I should get up, get to work (get a life), I’d fast-forward through the closing credits and Netflix would automatically push me into the next episode. It was marvelous.

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Mrs. Patmore of ‘Downton Abbey’: Out of the Box

May 20, 2014 by Paige Morrow Kimball


By Paige Morrow Kimball

Lesley Nicol’s off-screen demeanor is far from that of the character she has become known for; still, much of the inspiration behind Mrs. Patmore came from Nicol’s own personality. “Mrs. Patmore and I have a similar sense of humor,” Nicol says. “I’m not as sarcastic as she is, but we’re both funny.”

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TV Review: ‘Mad Men’—the End, Part I

April 8, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Since Day One, Don Draper’s personal life has been a train wreck, but he was always able to weave magic for clients. He’s an abhorrent human being, but we root for him. The wonder of “Mad Men” is that Don, despite his womanizing and whiskey, has somehow been the moral compass of the show for us all along.

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WIGS, a New Breed of Women’s Programming—Watch Online!

March 25, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Celebrating its second anniversary this spring, WIGS offers more than 150 episodes of scripted content, including 15 high-end original series, 7 short films, and 10 documentaries, all starring female leads.

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This Year’s Lackluster Oscars: Some Highs and Some Lows

March 4, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

After all, there was a lot to celebrate this year: great movies, phenomenal actresses, Ellen. I was especially looking forward to Ellen.

Frankly, I was underwhelmed.

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CBS Reporter Jennifer McLogan Weathers the Storm

February 13, 2014 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

During a crisis it is not unusual for viewers to form an attachment to reporters who cover ever-changing events. Unknown to CBS’s Jennifer McLogan, I have become her BFF. She is heroic, always there, unafraid, competent, confident, and reassuring.

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Wednesday 5: Women on Screen

January 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The Hollywood Reporter brings together six incredible actresses from films in 2013 in a dynamic roundtable discussion; five Oscar-worthy documentaries directed by black women filmmakers; the culture of trauma and victimization increasingly evident in Downton Abbey; an inspiring commerical by Bing on even more inspiring women; and director Jane Campion leads the Cannes 2014 jury.

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Five Good Reasons to Catch Tomorrow’s Golden Globe Awards

January 11, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


The Golden Globes, honoring “the best in film and television” (airing live on NBC, Sunday, January 12, at 8 p.m. EST), is the perfect blend of celebrity fun. Not too stuffy. Not too casual. So put on your slinkiest flannel gown, pour a cup of tea, curl up on the couch, and enjoy.

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Will this be the Year of Lady Edith? Rejoice, Fellow Fans: Downton Abbey Returns

December 28, 2013 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

This year, Lady Edith will be the Crawley daughter to watch. I’ve a sense that Edith feels the old system let her down. Why should she adhere to it anymore? I think the girl is tired of playing the victim.

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