O According to Penny Hartz

Are you still reeling from that April Fools’ Day prank pulled by a Happy Endings writer toying with our emotions about a possible reunion? Is it that you just miss the sage advice and exhuberance of Penny Hartz? This week in ladymags we look at the ladymag queen herself, Oprah, through the eyes of our favorite failed hipster.

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New Years Resolution Check-In

It’s almost the end of January, which means if you’ve made resolutions for this year, you’re already looking at your life and your choices and realizing maybe you need to accept that some things will never change. Read More New Years Resolution Check-In

Favorite Male-Female Friendships

Ah, the mythical male-female friendship. So rarely does it happen on TV or, if most magazines are to be believed, in real life. Well, considering the fact that my current roommate is a guy who happens to be one of my closest friends (and I know he is reading this and is feeling pretty proud of himself right now), it always annoys me that male-female friendships are constantly overshadowed for the “more dynamic” love story angle. Read More Favorite Male-Female Friendships

Farewell to the B in Apt. 23

Confession: I don’t own a television. Before you start throwing things, I’m not self-righteous about it. (I don’t think anyone with an affinity for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can be. Camille forever!) I regularly have TV nights with friends (at their apartments, of course) and I think Hulu is one of the greatest inventions known to humanity. In fact, it’s how I discovered Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

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Badass Ladies on the TV

What follows is a highly subjective, woefully incomplete list of some of the coolest ladies on TV in 2011. Despite my best efforts, I can’t watch everything, and so I’m 100% positive I’m overlooking an unfortunately high number of badasses. Don’t view this as an authoritative list (what constitutes boob tube authority anyway?), but rather as a start to a list that can only get longer, better, and more diverse.

This is a collection of characters that are eminently watchable (and not in the Jersey Shore train-wrecktastic kind of way). They are independent, outspoken, and complex. They are flawed and hesitant and uncertain, but simultaneously bold, ambitious, and brash. They are the characters I identify with if only for that delicate and truly human combination.

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