Kristin Hunt

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'Handmaid's Tale' Star Ann Dowd's Characters Are More Than 'Unlikable Women'

With double Emmy nominations this year for her roles in "The Handmaid's Tale" and HBO's "The Leftovers," the powerhouse actress known for playing formidable women is finally getting her due.
Kristin Hunt
8.10.17
Culture

Wonder Woman Was Created by a Male Feminist Who Loved Bondage and Matriarchy

Although the beloved comic-book character was developed by a very eccentric man, she was also shaped by the suffragists, mistresses, and birth-control activists he surrounded himself with.
Kristin Hunt
6.2.17
Music

Madonna's Iconic Blond Ambition Dancers Are Reuniting to Tell Their Story

An emotional new documentary examines what happened after the 1991 film "Truth or Dare" scandalously pulled back the curtain on Madonna's Blond Ambition tour and encouraged young people around the world to express their sexuality.
Kristin Hunt
4.6.17
Film

The Unstoppable Drive of the Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

Conquering grueling dance scenes, tabloid scandals, and Hollywood's ageism, Debbie Reynolds was much more than the wholesome ingénue who stole hearts in classic films like "Singin' in the Rain"—though she was great in those, too.
Kristin Hunt
12.30.16
Culture

'There Were Two Rats on Me': People Share Their Public Transit Horror Stories

From your classic penis sightings to magicians conjuring live animals, sometimes it's better to just walk instead.
Kristin Hunt
11.18.16
Film

'Ghostbusters' Director Paul Feig on Why He Likes Making Movies About Women

Ahead of the new book "On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films," we caught up with Feig to talk about internet trolls, the importance of balance in storytelling, and what he's learned working with women.
Kristin Hunt
10.31.16
Reviews

We Asked Girls on the Train About 'The Girl on the Train'

That the lackluster thriller had me stalking women on public transportation was kind of appropriate.
Kristin Hunt
10.10.16
Culture

A History of Radical Thinking: How Women Created Book Clubs

From illicit Bible studies to Revolution-era French salons, antebellum black women's reading groups to Oprah's Book Club, women have been gathering to discuss literature—and fight the status quo—for centuries.
Kristin Hunt
9.22.16
Culture

Isn't It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?

For the wildly popular mid-century comedic duo, philandering, homophobia, and child beating were just part of their routine.
Kristin Hunt
8.10.16