June 4, 2014
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Smart ladies love smart dames, Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox   I hate that this is such an irregular feature, but I don’t want to write about women unless they or their stories make me feel something, and Laverne Cox is an incredibly smart, inspirational actress and activist. … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
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Smart ladies love smart dames, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City

Or, why you should watch the second episode Broad City tonight at 10:30pm on Comedy Central. As a fan of the Broad City webseries, which was basically vignettes about the everyday lives of Ilana and Abbi, I worried that the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014
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Smart ladies love smart dames, Melissa Harris-Perry

I semi-retired the Smart Dames feature when it became clear that I did not have time to research it every week due to my real life time constraints. However, I am going to resurrect it, without making it a weekly … Continue reading