Associated Press/Photo by Todd France (The New Yorker Film Festival)

Tiny votes

by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/29/12, 09:45 am

By now, practically every American with a political bone in his or her body has seen or heard of the Obama campaign ad featuring Lena Dunham (if you haven’t, see the video clip below). Shrugging, simpering, sending coy looks to the camera, Dunham insinuates a comparison between voting and sex: “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” The great guy being the president, the other half of Dunham’s “first time.” After a few days online, the ad went to prime-time buys on cable channels, raising a predictable ruckus.

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Standing up to Won't Back Down

by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/01/12, 10:12 am

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Associated Press/Photo by Peter Stone (ABC)

Signs and Wonders 09.24

by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 9/24/12, 10:54 am

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