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‘Girls’ Season 3 finale: How do they move on from here?
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For all of Lena Dunham’s brilliant success with this show, especially this season, I have to admit being disappointed with the third season’s final episode. It’s become clear that Hannah is a yo-yo of good luck and bad choices, so she is either sublimely happy or murderous. Shoshanna has been kicked around all season, and hasn’t been able to get up out of the dust. Jessa has also had a go-around, but it’s her free spirited nature that always pulls her back on balance, and you know she’ll turn out fine. Marnie is a bitch – she’s just a bad person, and there aren’t two ways about it. She’s rotten. More

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5 reasons Hannah is no longer the star of ‘Girls’
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A couple weeks ago I said Hannah and Adam seemed to be moving past their friends down the slippery slope of adulthood. I take it back. It’s just Adam.

This week’s episode proved Hannah isn’t quite as ready as we thought she was to take on the big, bad world of responsibility. The girl is on a wild ride of self-sabotage that very few people can pull themselves out of. It’s looking less and less like Hannah will be able to, as she continues to alienate every single person who cares about her. More

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‘Girls’ Episode 8 recap: Growing up is hard to do
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Remember the first time you saw your real, post-college paycheck? Your reaction was likely either something along the lines of “Shit. Thanks Obama! This is why we can’t have nice things.” For Hannah Horvath, it was more like, “Holy shit! This is why writers do advertorial! I’m rich, let’s party!!” More

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Who is Barrett Brown and why is ‘House of Cards’ talking about him?
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In the fifth episode of the second season of Netflix’s addictive and massively popular series, “House of Cards,” Barrett Brown is mentioned by the series’ hacker character, Gavin. Modeled on some of the real-life hackers whose names have grabbed headlines over the years, Gavin is under the thumb of the FBI, and he asks for Barrett Brown’s freedom in exchange for services rendered.

So who is Barrett Brown? And why should you care? More

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Shoshanna’s 5 best insults on Sunday’s episode of ‘Girls’
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“Beach House,” the aptly named seventh episode of this “Girls” season, takes place in a Long Island home that serves as the Sartrean setting for the unraveling of Marnie’s latest plan: a female bonding sesh. Unfortunately, the weekend barely resembles what uptight Marnie imagined, and while it’s unclear if the foursome were able to prove to everyone “via Instagram” that they “can still have fun as a group,” it’s obvious that the subterranean relationships between these women do exist – even if the girls need to carve each other’s hearts out with razor-sharp words. More

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5 things Hannah learned about the real world on this week’s ‘Girls’
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The season’s sixth episode centers around Hannah beginning what’s sure to be a short-lived career as a cubicle rat at GQ magazine. She’s working in a four-person brainstorm group that includes Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” and two other post-idealistic schlubs who used to be writers. More

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5 best quotes from this week’s ‘Girls': Death is everywhere
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If it wasn’t already clear that the characters on HBO’s “Girls” are the worst people you know, this week’s episode makes the definitive case that, yes, they are all assholes. Or, anti-heroes at that. More

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OMFG: Is the Green Line extension finally on track to arrive?
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has unveiled a five-year, 65-page, billion-dollar project for the renovation and revitalization of the Greater Boston area’s transportation infrastructure, which includes the completion of the Green Line extension and the Fairmount Line, according to a report on MassLive.com. Just check out the crazy/insane projected MBTA map that’s floating around. More