Pride and Prejudice

Before Downton, There Was Derbyshire

Shachi Kurl | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

This day, this week, marks 200 years since readers first clapped eyes on what was to become one of the most memorable first lines in English literature: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

HBO's "Girls" -- Is it Really Less Humiliating Now Than it Was in the '50s?

Elizabeth Kantor | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada
Elizabeth Kantor

The publicity material for Girls, the HBO series that claims to be "a pop culture mirror" reflecting the real lives of 20-somethings in New York. Surely the most benighted pre-liberation '50-style womanhood couldn't be any more humiliating than the conditions that liberated modern women routinely tolerate today.