Lena Dunham

Is Sushi Cultural Appropriation? Lena Dunham Says Yes

‘Girls’ creator sides with Oberlin students who say offerings like bahn mi and General Tso’s chicken are culturally insensitive.

07/14/2016 - 14:09
Editorial Intern

Lena Dunham is on a roll. The star and creator of HBO’s hit comedy, “Girls,” Dunham has reached that enviable stage as a celebrity where almost anything that comes out of her mouth makes headlines. Her most recent attention grabbing statement: Sushi served in dining halls  are an example of cultural appropriation and disrespectful to Japanese cuisine.

Lena Dunham arrives on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Getty images

Lena Dunham Show ‘Girls’ To End After 6th Season

01/07/2016 - 11:19

Lena Dunham’s successful HBO series “Girls” will end after its sixth season.

Lena Dunham (C) poses in the press room with her Best performance by an actress award. Getty Images

Lena Dunham To Launch Newsletter Named After ‘Old Jewish Man’

07/14/2015 - 20:00

Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” is starting a lifestyle newsletter and naming it Lenny — “the name of an old Jewish man,” according to her business partner.

Producer Jenni Konner, left, and writer Lena Dunham at an event in New York on April 24, 2015. JTA

Lena Dunham In Hot Seat

The real question: Is her real-life Jewish boyfriend peeved?

03/26/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jewish actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham seems to have barked up the wrong tree.

The “Girls” star has come under fire for penning an article in The New Yorker titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz.”

Lena Dunham with Jewish boyfriend Jack Antonoff. Getty Images.

Crowning Lena Dunham

Esther as Eloise?  Makes sense when Lena Dunham channels the parentless and precocious Eloise - “I am Lena and I am six” -- for a modern retelling of the Purim spiel.

Lena Dunham. Photo by Matthew Carasella/The Jewish Museum

"Girls" Creator Has Jewish-Camp Envy

Apparently Lena Dunham, as a teen, had to find neurotic summer activities other than well-planned kitchen raids at Camp Ramah.

At the risk of making too much of a brief reference on the HBO comedy "Girls," we report this tidbit about how the popular Conservative movement-run camp was written into the plot of this week's episode. It wasn't auto-biographical, though Dunham, creator, producer and star of the show, seems to wish otherwise.

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